Iggy Azalea: It’s Time for Twerking to Be Over

Iggy Fires Back
Iggy Azalea accuses Azealia Banks of using race to start a fandom war.
Iggy vs. Azealia
The Iggy Azalea/Azealia Banks feud has taken a turn for the worse.
Iggy Azalea has a few problematic things to say about black culture.

Amid her racially-charged feud with fellow femcee Azealia Banks, the “Fancy” hitmaker has sat down with Vanity Fair to discuss what’s it like being a white girl from Australia dominating the rap scene, insisting that the backlash to do with her cultural appropriation has to do with misogyny rather than her own ignorance.

“Well, I never thought it was strange. If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem—they’ve all basically done black music,” Azalea says. “I felt this wasn’t that far from what we’ve seen in music history over and over again.”

When asked if she thinks she’s only being called out because she’s a woman, she replies, “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.”

Previously, Azalea has been accused of misappropriating black culture to her own benefit — to a point where a hacker group threatened to leak her sex tape if she doesn’t apologize for her conduct. But according to Azalea, she won’t say sorry because, well, there’s no sex tape to leak in the first place.

“Every week I have some sort of crisis that involves the Internet,” she says. “I do not have a sex tape; I would remember if I had a sex tape. But if I did have a sex tape it would be completely fucking fine and my own business.”

And when asked about her onstage twerking routines, Azalea adds that it’s time for the long-standing dance move to take its final bow.

She tells the publication, “Sometimes things become part of pop culture, but they run their course. I think it’s time for it to be over.”

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