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Iggy Azalea Talks Black Music & Misogyny

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ABC/Randy HolmesIggy Azalea opens up about the ongoing heat that she catches from the hip-hop community in a new interview

“People have said I’m not real rap or real hip-hop, but I don’t care if people think I’m pop or rap. Everyone interprets music differently,” she tells Vanity Fair.

When asked if she feels the criticism is misogynistic, Iggy says, “Well, they don’t say that stuff about Macklemore. So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina.”

She adds that she never thought it was strange being white Australian girl with rap aspirations. “If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem  — 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.”

The full interview can be read online now.



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