Erykah Badu hosted The Soul Train Awards last month. During her opening monologue, the legendary songstress took digs at rappers she believes she has an affect on. One "rapper" she targeted was Iggy Azalea.
"As you know, I am the queen of neo soul and people say I have this common effect on rappers: that I make them change gods and wear crochet hats, shoulder pads," Badu said in her monologue. "So they have banned me from all of the hip-hop awards with a sign saying 'Erykah Badu, leave our rappers alone.'"
Seemingly inline with her recent But You Caint Use My Phone mixtape, Badu pretended to take phone calls where she turns Andre 3000 and Young Thug down then rips into the Australian songstress.
“Iggy Azalea?," she said. "Oh, you can definitely come because what you’re doing is definitely not rap.”
Word got back to Azalea, who side-stepped the dig during a recent Twitter frenzy, saying “We are days from 2016, but I came online today and saw its still cool to try and discredit my 2014 accomplishments. LOL, f–king hell. Seems exhausting. Anyway – Ive been enjoying the holiday season and i hope you all have too.”
In a Q&A with fans on Twitter on Monday (Dec. 7), Badu addressed the feud by offering an empty (and slightly hilarious) apology... on behalf of her daughters.
"I wanna do this for my daughters. I want to apologize to Iggy Azalea because she's one of their favorite artists. And they listen to her all the time. It's for them. When I really think about it... if y'all love her so much... why don't y'all go be with her then."