Iggy Azalea: It’s “Patronizing To Assume I Have No Knowledge” Of Black Culture
Iggy Azalea continues to defend herself against criticism that she misappropriates black culture in her music. The rapper took to Twitter on Monday night to share some new thoughts as a controversy surrounding her career continues to grow.
As Gossip Cop has reported, Azealia Banks has repeatedly called Azalea out for being a white artist who has allegedly exploited black culture to become a successful hip-hop star. Everyone from T.I. to Q-Tip has weighed in on their argument, and in her new tweets, Azalea thanks Lupe Fiasco and will.i.am for defending her.
“What you guys said was really nice and i appreciate it,” writes the Australian star, who is finishing a breakout year in the United States. She goes on, “Most people learn every and anything they can about the subjects they are passionate about, I’m no different. i find it patronizing to assume i have no knowledge of something I’m influenced by, but I’ve also grown up with strangers assuming that. so its completely fine and I’m used to it by now. i don’t lose any sleep over it.”
Azalea continues, “So its completely fine and I’m used to it by now. i don’t lose any sleep over it. i would have to be an idiot or incredibly bored to think that would change anyones already cemented opinion of me. I’m neither. how you feel about me blending musical genres together doesn’t bother me, no one is making you support or buy pop rap albums. how you feel about me blending musical genres together doesn’t bother me, no one is making you support or buy pop rap albums.”
“How you feel about me blending musical genres together doesn’t bother me, no one is making you support or buy pop rap albums,” tweets the Grammy nominee. “Its the most magical time of year and be it a slow news week… it still seems a waste to spend it aimlessly trolling my account. merrrrrrrryyyyyyyy chrissstttttttmmaaassssssssss! see ya in the new year! peace and love! xoxoxo.”
Off-topic, she adds of boyfriend Nick Young, “also i just want to say, where the f*ck is my man!? lol. i gave him a car and i haven’t seen him since all day. hahahaha. rude ass.” What do you think of Azalea’s latest remarks?