Iggy Azalea Says She’s Not a Racist, Has Been “Unfairly Accused” of Appropriating Black Culture
Even though Iggy Azalea has been quiet on the Twitter front since quitting social media, she still somehow manages to find a way to
be problematic give her haters receipts to cash in later.
Despite the fact that she once called herself a “slave master” in a song, the “Fancy” rapper insists she’s not a racist and has been “unfairly accused” by the public of appropriating black culture.
“I found it to be kind of ironic,” she tells Power 106 of the backlash. “It was because I’m white, therefore I’m appropriating culture.”
She continues, “[People] want an excuse to hate me. Don’t try to say that I’m a racist! … If I did have a penis, I’d stick it at the back of your throat.”
According to Azalea, she feels relieved that she did not win a Grammy because it would have fueled the haters to even hate her more. The 24-year-old, who had four nods including Best Rap Album at this year’s ceremony, says she would’ve rejected the trophy if she had won that night.
“I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, ‘Fuck this! I don’t want it! Take it! Get away from me!’ I’m glad I didn’t win because people already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated any more,” she says, going back against her previous statement that she would gladly “sign that check” of dealing with haters if it meant she had a Grammy.
Azalea, who has also been accused of tweeting — then deleting — racist comments before she made it big, also claims that those eyebrow-raising, side-eye inducing tweets were all Photoshopped. (Because, again, she’s totally not a racist.)
“That kind of annoyed me,” she says. “Nobody wants to be called a racist … Nobody wants to feel like they’re Hitler and they’re not at all. I thought that was weak. That was lame.”
Watch her full interview — above.