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: