Former Ruff Ryders member Eve recently talked about Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea and dished on the criticism shot at her in recent months.
Although she does not fully get down with Iggy’s music, E-v-e co-signed what the Australian rapper brings to the culture.
“I get it. I get that people might be upset about certain things. Yeah, she’s white, but they grew up with our sh*t,” Eve said in an interview. “It’s our thing, but she’s representing a group of girls right now as well. … I think people right now are too quick to give too many accolades to new people. That’s the one thing I just can’t stand. But, let her do her thing. It’s not my cup of tea but she’s representing for somebody. She’s doing her thing. What are you gonna do?” (“Sway In The Morning”)
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Recently, Iggy admitted her music biz stint could end after just 36 months.
“You never know how long you’ll be in people’s good graces, especially in this business. So I hope it’s long—but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. So it depends. I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change—that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.” (GQ Magazine)
Despite Iggy’s critics, rap star Kendrick Lamar said she deserved her spot in hip-hop in a recent Billboard interview.
“She’s doing her thing,” Lamar tells Billboard. “Let her. People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing, continue to rock it, because obviously God wants you here.” (Billboard)
Last October, Iggy’s mentor T.I. said too many people liked to classify artists like Azalea without looking at their full bodies of work.
“It should be attributed to her work ethic, her artistic views, her impeccable ability to kind of, she has a vision for herself and this vision for herself, she will not compromise,” Tip said when asked how Iggy should be classified. “I think she should be kind of judged based on that instead of her creed and her nationality and what country she’s from. I think all of that, those are stereotypes. I put her wherever she made the most noise, you know what I’m saying? I think when you start trying to classify people in different categories, you diminish the purpose of what we do. We try to bring people together – I think she can go into a lot of different genres.” (Hard Knock TV)