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Conversations about Iggy Azalea, and cultural appropriation have been going on for a while now, and the Aussie rapper finally knows why. It’s because she’s a woman.

Azalea talked about race and misogyny in Hip-Hop during an open ended Vanity Fair interview about the downside of shooting up the charts. Although she’s been accused of exploiting Black culture, it’s gender that’s the real issue. “They don’t say that stuff about Macklemore,” she said of being criticized. “So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina.”

It’s safe to bet that Azalea forgot about all the hate Macklemore got for winning the Best Rap Album Grammy last year. But she is on base with being the minority within the minority, as a white female rapper. Absent from her response though, was any acknowledgement of the people who just don’t connect with the fake Southern accent schtick.

The 24-year-old went on to say she doesn’t mind blending pop and rap genres, and that’s she’s no different than Eminem, Elvis Presley, and the Rolling Stones. “They’ve all basically done black music. I felt this wasn’t that far from what we’ve seen in music history over and over again.”

Iggy just keeps racking up the controversy.

 

Photo: WENN

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