Hustle Gang’s Iggy Azalea recently talked about her place in the rap game and why people aren’t willing to fully co-sign her talent just yet.
In Iggy’s opinion, she receives backlash from hip-hop heads because of her impressive skills.
“They know, deep down. I think they know. They just don’t want to admit it. That’s what I think. I have a feeling. That’s why they’re mad. Because they do know that I actually am good, and they can’t really accept that. But we could be friends, and this could all be easy. Or we could not, and I could send Bitcoin sh*t chocolate boxes to your door. But I’m still going to be here.” (“Zach Sang & The Gang”)
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Recently, Wu-Tang Clan member Raekwon said Iggy’s talent and appeal spoke for itself.
“She was able to take it from somewhere so far away where she was at, to here and nobody’s gonna ever wanna give it up because of course she’s a white girl, pretty and she’s got talent. Then you’re gonna have people ridicule that because she’s from Australia. Music is for whoever knows how to it make it, man. We have to say to ourselves, ‘If you’re talented, you’re talented.’ I think she’s talented in her form and we just have to accept that and don’t look at it as, ‘Oh you ain’t from that life,’ because a lot of people aren’t from that life.” (“Peter Bailey”)
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)