Iggy Azalea Addresses Rap Authenticity, Tupac, Rolling Stones In Billboard Cover Story

Iggy Azalea says matching a recent Billboard record by The Beatles "doesn't mean anything."

Iggy Azalea appears in the latest Billboard cover story, in which the rapper addresses authenticity in Hip Hop.

"We get so caught up, especially in rap, with what's authentic, and I wish people would think more about what the fuck that even means," she says. "One critic was like, 'Why didn't you talk about more Australian things?' I don't understand why I'm supposed to write a song about living in the outback and riding a kangaroo to be authentic."

The rapper also addresses Tupac's influence on her career. In particular, she mentions 'Pac's "Baby Don't Cry." 

In the issue, Azalea also comments on being the first musical act since The Beatles to have her debut Hot 100 hits "Fancy" and "Problem" reach #s 1 and 2 on the chart at the same time. "It doesn't mean anything," she says. "I'd rather be The Rolling Stones."

The cover of the issue as follows: 

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  • Mack

    It's embarrassing to hear people call her Rap. She's a parody act. Vanilla Ice had more talent....and was a lot prettier lol

  • zac

    Did this cunt just say aussie rappers have to rap about the outback and riding fucking kangaroos.... -.- Like that stereotype isnt strong enough already, swear this bitch must had a wicked dmt trip right as she left oz and completely forgot about her past life as she arrived in the US.

  • J

    haha i'm from where this bitch is originally from, down mullumbimby nsw, and she is the biggest sell out to ever come out of fucking australia in regards to hip hop. she is a fake fuck, and just because you're australian doesn't mean you rap about fucking kangaroos, she sounds like an ignorant cunt. no aussie rapper gives her any credibility, and she moved over to the US to late to try and pull the accent shit. fuck off iggy azalea, you'll never get props from australia

  • imho

    We get so caught up, especially in rap, with what's authentic, and I wish people would think more about what the fuck that even means," _____ something only fake, non authentic rappers say in the game.. back in the day you had to be about your business and what u say u are or your never making it now adays you can be fake gangbangers who rob their names from real Gs, correctional officers, gay, or Australian pale white girls who rap like their black but talkin interviews like the whitest Australian ever. smh the only thing hiphop is missing is a real cop rapping about arresting the rappers..im sure that's not far.

  • Anonymous

    she's gonna be on rolling stone cover next before nick

  • Anonymous

    she don't know what authentic really means because it's something she ain't

  • kobe

    Knock'em out cold champ! Who dat "I G G Y"!

  • Anonymous

    Yo man i need a real female rapper man, that can actual flow and show enprove, they need to stop with all these fake hip hop chick for real

  • Anonymous

    Why in the world would you rather be the Rolling Stones over The Beatles? That's pure insanity. John Lennon over Mick Jagger any day of the week.

  • hoodCNN

    Another imposter in the rap game. Ur career gonna b short-lived. Believe me. Imposters in the Urban culture, in no particular order 1. Iggy Azalea 2. Action Bronson 3. Justin Beiber 4. Rita Ora 5. MGK 6. Yelawolf 7. Macklemore 8. Childish Gambino 9. Chance the rapper 10.Lil B 11. The idiot on YMCMB who wore a dress 12.Miss Info 13. Angie Martinez 12....feel free to add to the list.....

    • lol

      notice theyre all white but u didn't mention . rick ross, soulja boy, chief keef, anyone from chicage, 2chainz all rap about bullshit just for your money w nothing to say..but no labeled lol ok

    • ObviousRACISTizRACIST

      you clearly have an agenda... top 3 on yo list is white people if you're gonna troll us atleast try to be a little moar creative.

    • shameless troll attempt

      not taking the troll bait.

  • Anonymous

    Fuck you bitch , I don't wanna be the Beatles I'd rather be Rolling Stones, don't diss the Beatles bitch if it want for them shed probably be cookin shrimps on the barbyyyy

    • Johnny Blayze

      Wow! You're a retard. She meant she doesn't care about her 2 singles making a recent record on the charts. She rather have a career that lasts like the Rolling Stones than 2 mega singles.

  • Anonymous

    todays rappers lol

  • white women are the right women

    Rapping about riding kangaroos in the Outback wouldn't be authentic. What would be authentic though is rapping about riding Black cock in L.A. Either way this woman is an ivory goddess.

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