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Iggy Azalea makes bold statement regarding her role in hip-hop

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea may ruffle a few feathers with her latest interview. Recently, the award-winning rapper sat down with GQ magazine, where she discussed the trials and tribulations of being a tall, white, blonde, modelesque Australian woman in the rap game, which as Q-Tip explained to her, was created for and by urban youth.

Check out a few highlights from her interview below…

People say some harsh things about you. What helps you bear up under that?

Uh, awards season helps. Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think, well, I don’t really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice.

The Aussie recording artist continued by saying that she’s brought about a change in what’s accepted as real hip-hop:

Fast-forward to the end of your career. What do you want your legacy to be?

… I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change — that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop.


  1. ThatSassyOne on January 22, 2015 at 11:43 am

    Girl bye, go back to Austraila! Use your REAL accent and write your own raps. Do it all on your own w/o TI PROTECTING you from the world and let’s see how successful you’ll be. Your persona is a complete joke in my opinion but hey that’s America right. People with absolutely no talent that create a new face and body make it. Smh pitiful lol!

  2. Sam on January 22, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    Meanwhile, T.I.’s own project has suffered. He will learn that no one cares about him, all they care about is his “product,” Iggy.

    And Iggy is beyond arrogant. For someone with so little talent and artistry, she sure does have a lot to say. How about someone ask her why she chose to do hip-hop music, or even better, what is her knowledge of hip-hop culture in America, specifically female hip-hop artists? I’ve yet to hear her give props to female rappers or the culture at large.