Iggy Azalea: I Get Flack Because I Have A ******

I had to venture over to Dictionary.com to look up that “V” word before I could continue this story, and I must say I agree with Iggy Azalea’s statement she gets criticized because she’s a white woman in hip hop.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, Iggy says she’s faces some major controversy on the Internet on a weekly basis because of who she is, but doesn’t quite understand the hoopla.

“Well, I never thought it was strange. If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem—they’ve all basically done black music. I felt this wasn’t that far from what we’ve seen in music history over and over again…

They don’t say that stuff about Macklemore. So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a ******.”

No lies detected. Look, I could write an in-depth piece about racism and misogyny in the music industry, but I feel it’s pretty straight forward. To me, it shouldn’t matter what the color of your skin is or where you’re from to make an impact in any field of music you choose. I get it, Iggy’s ~accent~ in her songs can be a bit distracting, even annoying at times, but that’s who she is and who the hell is anyone to tell her otherwise or place her in a category?

“People have said I’m not real rap or real hip-hop,” Iggy continues, “but I don’t care if people think I’m pop or rap. Everyone interprets music differently.”

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it, Azealia Banks.

Do your thing, Iggy!

Music is color blind.