Iggy says it’s impossible for everybody not to take influence from everybody.
Iggy Azalea responded to Macklemore’s name-check in “White Privilege II.”
Macklemore released what’s been dubbed a ‘diss track’ aimed at Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea for cultural appropriation, rapping: “You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment/ The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/ The culture was never yours to make better/ You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea,” Macklemore raps.
Azalea caught wind of the rap and Tweeted: “He shouldnt have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings.”
This prompted him to clarify, claiming he’s been targeted for the very same thing.
“That second verse is… an unpacking moment of internalized criticism and self-doubt, and ‘What have I done,’ and letting the criticism infiltrate who I am. ‘Why am I insecure at a protest?’ And I think that people get put into boxes, and the conversation around cultural appropriation — I was at the forefront of that, rightfully so. And that conversation also included Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, and that’s why their names are on the record.”
Then upon her arrival to LAX in Los Angeles this week, TMZ photogs bombarded Iggy with questions regarding the supposed feud. For the most part, she agrees with Mack… just “not the bad stuff about me.”
“I think all culture takes from all culture,” Iggy responded. “We’re so global now, I think it’s impossible for everybody not to take influence from everybody.”
We’re beginning to see a clearer picture behind her forthcoming album’s name Digital Distortion.
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