Charli XCX Calls Iggy Azalea A Pop Icon

“Iggy’s not only a rap star, right now at this moment in time she’s a pop icon, and pop icons can do whatever the fuck they want. They don’t have to stick within the boundaries. They don’t have to play the rules the right way. David Bowie didn’t. I’m not comparing her to Bowie, but who gives a fuck? It’s just because it’s hip hop. There’s people who really think about rap and hip hop in such an old school way.”

“She’s doing something I don’t think many females have successfully done, which is put rap music in a pop arena. Of course Nicki (Minaj) has done it, but most of her big big hits are songs like Starships or Super Bass where she’s singing. Iggy doesn’t sing. She’s in a very unique space. For people who are super old school about hip hop and rap it’s hard for them to swallow. Also she’s beautiful, white, Australian and female. That doesn’t really happen in hip hop too much. It’s breaking the mould.”

Charli also defended Iggy against Eminem, who said he wanted to rape Iggy in a new rap off his latest album.

“That shit sucks,” she said. “It’s just not very progressive. I’m a huge Eminem fan. I wanted to be Eminem when I was growing up. But that was a different time. Iggy’s a very nice person. But she still has that rap star mentality She’s doing her thing, she doesn’t cuss people out in public. She’s classy.”

Again, should it matter?