Iggy Azalea just cannot catch a break. The rapper, who is still dealing with the drama surrounding her alleged sex tape, took to Twitter this week to defend herself and her music after female rapper, Rah Digga suggested that the star’s music is not real hip hop.
“I honestly don’t really mind if I’m described as rap or pop. My passion is purely making music and entertaining,” Iggy wrote in a series of tweets. “Its definitely funny seeing ppl get so emotional over it all. What does it matter? music is music and many enjoy mine, no need to feel upset.”
During a recent interview with ThisIs50’s Gossip Viv, the former Flipmode Squad member explained why she “can’t really get into Azalea.”
“Because it’s just not real to me. There is a white girl from Australia that spits in an Australian accent, and her name is Chelsea Jane. 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,” she said.
“That’s the problem. They’re too many passes being given. When did it become wrong to call out people that don’t write their own rhymes? When did that become a crime in hip-hop?”
Rah continued, “Hip-hop is representative of this—to inform and empower inner city youth. I’m fine with anybody’s race, creed, or color participating, but don’t ever forget what it was created for in the first place.”