Australian transplant and pop rapper Iggy Azalea has been skating on thin ice with hip-hop fans for a long time.
From allegations of outright cultural appropriation to facing a backlash after being bestowed with what many believe to be unearned accolades and praise from mainstream media, the 25-year-old “Fancy” rapper hasn’t been able to catch a break in quite some time. And with a brewing controversy currently in the works, it may get worse for Azaela before it gets better.
Over the weekend, Azalea dropped a new track on her SoundCloud page titled “Azillion.” It wasn’t long before the Twittersphere was ablaze about a particular lyric in the song in which it sounds as if Iggy dropped the N-word. According to fans, it sounds as if she says the following:
From December to the motherf—ing Nigguary
Body bags putting covers in the cemetery
We know she’s been cosigned and defended by hip-hop mainstays like T.I. and Lupe Fiasco, but there’s no way she’d be so bold as to go there, right?
Azalea swiftly hopped on Twitter to clarify her lyrics. See what she had to say and check out the new song after the cut.