Iggy Azalea wants her black critics to know that she’s not bothered by their dislike of her style of rap music, saying that ‘no one is making you support or buy pop rap albums.’
The Australian rapper has been under fire for her alleged misappropriation of black culture in her music … and the criticism has escalated ever since the Grammys put her album on the Best Rap Album category in the 2015 nominations.
Rappers like Snoop Dogg, Azealia Banks and J Cole have all openly expressed their displeasure, resulting in nasty feuds that ultimately turned racial.
Azalea’s mentor, rapper T.I, has consistently defended her, and on Monday night, she took to Twitter to thank Lupe Fiasco and Will.i.am for defending her.
‘Thanks lupe and will iam what you guys said was really nice and i appreciate it,’ she tweeted. ‘most people learn every and anything they can about the subjects they are passionate about, I’m no different.’
She continued, ‘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.’
Then she declared, ‘im also not going to sit on twitter & play hip hop squares with strangers to somehow prove i deserve to be a fan of or influenced by hiphop. 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,’ she went on. ‘its entirely up to you what you support and are interested in, thanks if you are interested in me and enjoy my music. i love to hear that!’
To cap it all up, Azalea finished with, ‘now, if you guys don’t mind… I’m on my christmas break enjoying it with people i actually KNOW…. in REAL life. you should do the same. 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.’
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