Iggy Azalea Hits Back At ‘Biased’ Haters

Iggy Azalea has become a superstar over the past year, and with that super-stardom comes jealousy and rivalry. That’s been made clear over the past several months since the Australian hip-hop star started blowing up big. Now, she’s the focus of racist rhetoric and overall hate from a variety of people — in particular, other musical artists. Well, Vibe reports that the Make You Beg star has some words for her haters. She shared how she’s able to just brush off the barrage of hate that comes her way.

“Uh, awards season helps. Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think, Well, I don’t really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice. So having actual people who choose me, it makes me think, I have a place, and I don’t care what other people have to say about it. I was a fan of rap music growing up, and I didn’t feel like there were enough characters that represented me and my situation. So I think it’s needed.”

The Fancy femcee has also hit back at the media recently on her own Twitter account, scolding mainstream sources for coming across as tabloid rags.


She probably has a point, but the fans do tend to eat, breathe, and live all things celebrity gossip. Iggy Azalea has not only been a target of hate, she’s also kind of served as a beacon of the new wave of hip-hop stars who are socially educated. The rapper has spoken out against the misogyny in the system. She’s pointed out that a lot of the hate she’s received is the result of the misogyny in the hip-hop industry. BET shares that the Aussie star has compared herself to Eminem and Elvis Presley. However, she pointed out that she is surrounded by more controversy because she is a woman as opposed to her male counterparts in the biz. Is she right?

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