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Rah Digga slams Iggy Azalea: ‘Don’t try to convince me you’re Gangsta Boo’

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Iggy Azalea is quite the polarizing figure in hip-hop these days. The Australian rapper has become arguably the most talked about hip-hop star of this year, but there is a lot of criticism for what some feel is her appropriation of Southern rap culture and the artifice in her rap persona. Her mentor T.I. and his wife, Tiny, have come to her defense; declaring that she writes her own raps and that her faux-Dirty South accent isn’t disrespectful or inauthentic just because it isn’t hers.

But veteran emcee Rah Digga had some choice words for Azalea. During a recent interview with ThisIs50, Rah criticized Azalea for not being herself on her records.

“Iggy Azalea, I can’t really get into her. Because it’s just not real to me,” Digga explained. The New Jersey native went on to shed light on another Australian rapper who she feels does merit more attention, and told Azalea to stop being what she’s not.

“There is a white girl from Australia that spits in an Australian accent, and her name is Chelsea Jane,” Digga shared. “That I can get into. Teach me Australian hip-hop culture. Don’t come to America and try to convince me that you’re Gangsta Boo. We’re not going to believe you if you’re trying to convince us that you’re out here trap shooting.”


  1. Lain on September 24, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    I feel the real problem is she’s a little bothered by the fact a mainstream artist has taken from the black community’s style so to speak. But iggy’s flow is her flooowww. Do we criticize a a black newyork’er who raps n a southern accent or a southern rapper who raps n an northern accent??? This girl came to America & embraced our culture to the point, she has a fake ass & a black bf to me that means black people has done something rite.

    • Joe on September 25, 2014 at 12:52 am

      Name a new york rapperw hi would rapp like southern rapper though?

    • Likewaterforchoc on September 25, 2014 at 2:05 pm

      Or Nah. IMO, Iggy’s flow is Da Brat’s flow (listen closely) with the exception of the actual lyrical skill. I don’t really consider culture-vulturing to be flattery, because these “others” are getting rich and mainstream success ONLY because they can mimic us, but don’t actually LOOK like us. They all want to act black but no one wants to actually BE black.

    • Poku on September 26, 2014 at 2:10 am

      Yeah what do you mean a Southern rapper rapping with a Northern accent? No need to ask as it really doesn’t make sense.

  2. lonnie keys on September 24, 2014 at 6:36 pm

    these white owned record companys know what the hell they doing …. they scramble hard to find a white female with a little bit of rap skills her skin sells the record cause white folks will buy music for their kids as long as its a white artist they fear the black rappers , were labeled dangerous cause of color we all know how whites view us … in all things rather your clean carpet , or selling houses , whites always go with the white business are artist . vanilla ice was a horrible rapper but he made more money than exibit , or the dream , he sold millions of records til they realize he was to dam corney .
    eminim is the only white rapper and one white group from the 90s cypress hill . … were the only white rappers that were really good .
    justin bieber trys to rapp and its sickening but white kids buy anything he does they will be laughing at his ass too one day …

    • realunreal on September 24, 2014 at 9:20 pm

      Lol…..its always funny to me that its OK to say wh pl need to see themselves. But its not OK for blk pl to want to see our own. Interesting. And fake is fake. No excuses…’re either coming from a real place or not. But. Rap music today is all fake…..for the most part. And we are often reminded of where we live….when ppl blow up and your lookin around like why? What happen again?? Lol

  3. BlackWomen First on September 26, 2014 at 12:59 pm

    What she said is true about Iggy. However, everything she said also apply to ALL hip hop artists today. No one in the industry gives a frick about inner-city youth. Hip Hop has become all about making money PERIOD. It just so happens that this new style sales (I don’t know why) and being “authentic” doesn’t. We live in a shallow world where all that matters to people (idiots) is good looks, sex, money, pomposity, and partying. Rap covers all of those aspects mentioned and I doubt it will ever change.

    As a matter of fact if people will STOP associating rap music with sincerity, inspiration, enlightenment, empowerment, etc. for the greater good of people, they will see that Iggy is a GOOD rapper. She fits right into the superficial, arrogant, flashy, destructive rap industry. With that being said, if you want to get rid of the Iggy’s of the world stop listening to, acknowledging, funding, and supporting modern hip hop and artists. Simple as that.