Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks and hip-hop’s appropriation problem


The pop stars Iggy Azalea and Azealia Banks share more than just similar names.

Both are emerging young women in an industry that has, especially since the turn of the millennium, all but relegated women to video-girl roles. Both are artists whose hype to date exceeds their output. Both are also notoriously short-fused and a little overeager to go off on Twitter, particularly on each other.

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9th Wonder Criticizes Hip Hop Fans While Addressing Iggy Azalea


9th Wonder speaks on Iggy Azalea, encourages Hip Hop fans to “buy and support your artists to the end of the earth.”

Producer 9th Wonder serves as one of a number of artists to share their thoughts on the controversy surrounding Aussie musician, Iggy Azalea. While sharing his two cents on the matter, 9th criticized Hip Hop fans for not flexing their purchasing power when it comes to buying albums.

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Iggy Azalea thanks Will.i.am, Lupe Fiasco for defending her


The Australian rapper has more hip hop veterans siding with her after Banks classified rap as ‘black music.’

In the Australian rappers’ ongoing feud with Azealia Banks, who doesn’t feel the white emcee has a place in hip hop, which she recently described as “black music,” some of the genre’s hitmakers have tweeted messages about hip hop’s global appeal.

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Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks feud: T.I. and Q-Tip chime in on Twitter


Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks feud: T.I. and Q-Tip chime in on Twitter
As the Tribe Called Quest rapper gave a hip hop history lesson, the Atlanta emcee agreed and offered words of advice to his Aussie rapper protégé. ‘I know you don’t deserve all da negative s–t that comes your way.’

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Iggy buys her man Nick Young a Classic Ride

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On the hood of the vehicle, models of which range between $30,000 and $200,000 online, was a Christmas themed sticker that read ‘A gift for: Swaggy P. From: Iggy’

The 29-year-old took to Instagram to thank Iggy, writing ‘my boo so dope! Thanks for the Christmas gift,’ adding the hashtag ‘love you.’

He was later seen riding around Los Angeles with a wide grin, with Iggy remarking on Twitter ‘where the f*** is my man?! I have him a car and I haven’t seen him since all day.’


HACKERS TO IGGY! “There’s an X rated tape of you, we bet you’d certainly don’t want public, are we right?…”


Cyber thugs purportedly tied to the hacktivist group Anonymous threatened to release images from a sex tape they said featured Iggy Azalea unless she apologized to Azealia Banks for their recent Twitter dustup.

The alleged hackers made the threats using the Twitter handle @TheAnonMessage, which has since been suspended, calling the “Fancy” rapper a “trashy b—-” and vowing that the scandal would be “bigger than Bill Cosby’s,” Vulture reported.

“MESSAGE: @IGGYAZALEA, you have exactly 48 hours from now to release a statement apologizing to @AzealiaBanks and the protesters in NYC,” one message said Friday.


Uh hELL nO! Hackers threaten to release Iggy Azalea sex tape pics


Hacker group threatens to release Iggy Azalea sex tape pics unless she apologizes to Azealia Banks

A group claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous threatened to release stills from a purported sex tape featuring Azalea unless she apologized to Banks and groups protesting police violence in New York.