Iggy Azalea Says The Notorious B.I.G. Fans Shouldn't Be Mad About "I'm Coming Out"

Iggy Azalea on "I'm Coming Out": "That's a sampled song. So, don't be mad about something that's sampled already. That's not an original thing."

When Iggy Azalea was asked to remake Diana Ross' "I'm Coming Out" with a Keyshia Cole remix for The Other Woman soundtrack, she says she was excited. When she heard the beat, produced by Irv Gotti, Reefa and 12 Keyz, however, she says she had another song in mind. 

"I'm from a generation where I don't think 'I'm Coming Out,'" she says in an interview with MTV. "I'm thinking 'Mo Money Mo Problems.' I'm 23. That's what I think about. I was like, 'I need to get my Ma$e on, get my Diddy on.' I went with that vibe, so when people heard it, they said, 'She's doing the Biggie remix.'" 

Iggy Azalea Says She Doesn't Care About Criticism Over "I'm Coming Out"

Although she has been criticized by The Notorious B.I.G. fans for appearing to remake the rapper's cut, she says she is not concerned about it. 

"I really don't care," Azalea says. "Come on, though. I love Biggie forever, and Tupac, but that's a sampled song. So, don't be mad about something that's sampled already. That's not an original thing. So, don't be mad about that." 

Azalea recently released her new album, The New Classic.

RELATED: Iggy Azalea "The New Classic" Release Date, Cover Art, Tracklist & Album Stream

30 Comments

  • Jana

    I think that new song "Pussy" by Iggy Azalea is a hot remake of Juicy. I dont like fish. This is clearly a lesbian. I doubt she will make it. But who's to say. Sometimes these thoughts are propelling in the face of an amateur.

  • Anonymous

    You pay attention to her because she's beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    i dont care bout the sample. she just cant rap

  • Anonymous

    stop the hating! Listen to nas street dreams it contains lyrics of the song sweet dream by the Eurythmics. Rappers always have stole samples, lyrics etc from other artists. If you want some real music then listen to rock

  • HipHopLover

    Also, why the hell Is T.I. endorsing this chick man? Yes she's fine as hell, BUT SHE F*CKING SUCKS B!

  • HipHopLover

    Yo, nobody is mad at the sample. Everyone SHOULD KNOW Diana rocked with it first. We're mad BECAUSE YOU SUCK IGGY! YOU ACTUALLY SUCK! Plus, the added hatred of you rapping over some classic sh*t!

  • Anonymous

    so the problem here is a bunch of goofballs who don't know their music history but wanna notate who's biting what and when

  • Flakey Ass Fans

    As many said below, if you fans gonna complain about one person biting then you need to complain about every rapper that bit/pay homage/sample from someone that done it before. Hell as much music that is out or comes out (everybody and their dayum grandmother have a mixtape out) somebody has bit something from another artist at one point in time. So cut all the dayum whining out you fickle ass fans.

  • x

    seriously. This was the beginning of the downfall of hiphop, when Puffy started blatantly ripping off hit songs, or his ghost producers i should say

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  • Anonymous

    Dont bite a rapper everones herd lmao

  • Anonymous

    I ain't mad at your song. I'm mad your entire album. Cut and paste ass emceeing. Shit is horrid for real.

  • Anonymous

    its really not biting. you say a couple lines or flows for homage. rap is so dumb now, people just find any reason to complain instead of just feeling the music they want to. so much added stress on yourself for no reason

  • Anonymous

    his chick is wack.. t.i. fucced her months ago

  • Anonymous

    Your all retarded for hating on her for what you call "biting" go listen to some drake, faggots. That fool stole a half a fuckin verse from rappin 4tay and thats shit gets play on the radio all the time and nobodey say shit, I dont see how using the same sample from a song you like and respect is biting, its like a fuckin shoutout,

  • Anonymous

    "I'm thinking 'Mo Money Mo Problems.' I'm 23. That's what I think about. I was like, 'I need to get my Ma$e on, get my Diddy on.' I went with that vibe, so when people heard it, they said, 'She's doing the Biggie remix." So she literally admitted to biting. At least be original with the sample take it in a new direction, that's lbarely a step above some wac miller shit, stop biting bitch.

    • Anonymous

      this shit happens all the time. i don't even see how this is an issue, its nitpicking. this is exactly the type of shit we used to say about diddy back in the day. its old.

  • minnesota slick

    http://rapfix.mtv.com/2014/01/03/rappin-4-tay-blasts-drake-for-copying-playaz-club-lyrics/ nevermind found it. drake's a ho

  • Anonymous

    She came out months ago and said she was re doing mo money mo problems. If you get mad at he you gotta get mad at officer tricky who stole a whole fucking biggie song, made it worse, put french montana on the hook and sold it for profit and gave biggies family nothing!

  • Anonymous

    no biting allowed....beotch!! find your own samples....I cant believe those fools didn't school her about biting.....wtf. Keep Hip Hop authentic.

    • Anonymous

      If a police ass nigga from the burbs like Rick Ross can straight up rip off a Biggie song for his retail album I dont see a problem.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah cause once somebody's sampled something, no one else is allowed to sample that same bit, like, ever...

  • Anonymous

    The sample might not be original but she admitted to thinking of Mo Money Mo Problems and trying to copy the vibe of the track. So...

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