Is Iggy Azalea Racist? Pic Shows Rapper With Questionable Shirt

Jonathan Franks

Is rapper Iggy Azalea a racist?

A picture of the 24-year-old "Beg For It" rapper leaked online Saturday wearing a controversial shirt, which sparked debates about whether or not Iggy Azalea is a racist.

Media Takeout posted a picture of Iggy Azalea wearing a red shirt with "REBEL PRIDE" on the back in white letters.

— Jason Mansfielde (@JasonMansfielde) January 17, 2015

The source further claims that rumors have been circulating for quite some time about Iggy being a "closet racist" that pretends to be a rapper for the money and the fame.

According to Media Takeout, the rumors about her being a racist started years ago when Azalea mentioned "slaves" and referred to herself as a "runaway slave master" in the song, "D.R.U.G.S."

"Tire marks, tire marks Finish line with the fire marks When the relay starts, I'm a runaway slave Master"

When her controversial lyric first made headlines, Iggy Azalea reportedly posted a lengthy letter addressing the issue and apologizing to the people that she may have offended with it.

"In all fairness, it was a tacky and careless thing to say and if you are offended, I am sorry. Sometimes we get so caught up in our art and creating or trying to push boundaries, we don't stop to think how others may be hurt by it. In this situation, I am guilty of doing that and I regret not thinking things through more."
"I am for unity and equality. People should get a fair shot at whatever they want to do no matter what color they are; rap and hip hop as a culture is not exempt from this."

— #DubNation (@Beyhistory) January 17, 2015

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