Shots Fired: Halsey Calls Iggy Azalea A “F–king Moron,” Responds To Backlash

Halsey says she "watched [Iggy Azalea's] career dissolve and it fascinated me.”

The dark pop singer, who is 2017's first woman to hit No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart, just blasted the Australian rapper seemingly out of nowhere.

In a new interview with The Guardian, Halsey defends including rapper Quavo on a song titled "Lie" off hopeless fountain kingdom. The Migos rapper uttered a couple of homophobic remarks recently, so it seemed odd Halsey, who is outspoken about her own bisexuality (and even features a "love song for the LGBT community" with "Strangers" featuring Lauren Jauregui on hopeless) would include Migos on the album.

“I think he’s misunderstood,” she says. “Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct. I don’t think he’s inherently homophobic, I think he’s in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullshit but I can’t police everybody.”

The Guardian reporter suggests that one place she can police everybody is within the walls of her own album.

“Yes, I can,” she adds, “and there’s a lot of people I wouldn’t put on my record. Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. Fucking moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”

Mic fucking drop. Iggy literally just squashed another beef today. Now this?

UPDATE: The hashtag #HalseyIsOverParty trended worldwide on Twitter hours after news broke.

Halsey had this to say:


She also Tweeted this about Iggy then deleted it: "HOWEVER. I don't regret saying that Iggy has a disregard for black culture."

Sigh.

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