Iggy Azalea Speaks On Azealia Banks, Working With Rye Rye And Racism In The United States


Don’t come to Iggy Azalea with no racism questions or ask her who she is having sex with because apparently Iggy Azalea lets that sh*t be known before doing interviews now because of all the bullsh*t she has been dealing with. Addressing the beef between her and Azealia Banks correctly for the first time, Iggy Azalea told Boombox:

“It was frustrating because I felt like that was supposed to be a poignant moment for me and it got taken away.”
“I kind of felt like Taylor Swift and Kanye West and I was Taylor Swift. I felt like this is supposed to be my moment, this is my great achievement, it’s great for me and it’s great for my country, it’s great for women, and I felt like it got stolen from me in a sense.”

Listen to her CNN Interview

With CNN Iggy Azalea had this to say about race.

CNN: How have you seen race handled here as an artist as opposed to home?

Azalea: People get … emotional much more than they do in my country. And I’m not saying it’s to a fault because it’s your culture and it’s different. You have a different history. I think you guys love to label things with race, and I’m not used to that being where I’m from.

It’s different, it’s weird to say, “She’s a white rapper or she can’t do this because she’s this color – this color does THIS thing. These are the boxes we have, this is what it is, don’t try to change it.” And it’s crazy to me because I’m just not from that world, so I can’t really rock with it all the way. I said on Twitter the other day, “I’m cotton, you’re cashmere.” And they’re like “Don’t say cotton!” I was like, “Whoa! Cotton is a racist plant?!”

On Female Rap Iggy Azalea had this to say:

What do you have to say about the lack of unity among female rappers?

I don’t know because I don’t think I’m the one that does it. I can’t help what other people say. I think it sucks because a lot of times these girls, I like [their] music, but I feel like a lot of times [with] stuff like that it’s going to be both of the people that are getting a bad rap. But I’m not the one starting this stuff. I’ll never understand it.

Me and [Interscope Records artist] Rye Rye, we’re doing a record together. She hit me up and was like, “Hey what do you think?” and I was like, “You know what? I would love to do this record with you.” It’s not enough records like that, it just doesn’t happen. I just think there’s a lack of respect in general. You don’t even have to do collaborations [with other female rappers, but] I don’t understand why it’s so hard to keep your mouth closed about things.

Source : CNN , TaleTela and TheBoomBox


  1. kid f.r.e.s.h April 19, 2012 at 3:10 AM - Reply

    i cant get into her.. she jacks southern rap style and its not her…

    • Santiaga April 23, 2012 at 11:43 PM - Reply

      I agree. She’s pretty tho.

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