Azealia Banks Vs. Iggy Azalea Became a Thing of the Internet

Azealia Banks Vs. Iggy Azalea Became a Thing of the Internet

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Australian rapper and Grand Hustle affiliate- Iggy Azalea has recently been nominated for an array of Grammy awards of Rap  categories recently and as good as it looks on her career as an artist it’s also is starting to cause a lot of riot over social media. Iggy has always taken a backlash for the fact that she is white and fakes her southern accent but her actual talent is what recently sparked much tension over social media and more all thanks to non-other than the slander goddess and Harlemite- Azealia Banks. Azealia Banks, if you’re not familiar, has a large track record of calling out and attacking a huge list of artists over Twitter from names like: Pharrell, T.I. (multiple occasions), Action Bronson, Kreayshawn, Rita Ora, Lady Gaga, Nicki Minaj and the list goes on.

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From 2012 up until now Azealia Banks made it clear how much the music industry has apparently rubbed her wrong and how she fears no one, even though it’s over the internet with a short amount of characters to your disposal. Banks recently had an eye-opening interview with Ebro and Peter Rosenberg on Hot 97 which gave people a lot to think about in terms of the music industry and racial tension in not only rap music but across the U.S. as a whole. 

Thanks to this interview Banks was praised by a few supporting artists in terms of her outlook on this industry and race issues with African Americans from artists like Q-Tip, Solange Knowles, Tyler the Creator and more. In light of the argument Banks makes about rap music being an invention by and catered to black people, Q-Tip felt it was necessary to give Iggy a lesson on rap music via Twitter.

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Hip Hop is in fact a black created and dominant genre of music which caused the ruckus for her recent success but, the main argument here is if she can actually spit or not. To be completely honest, and don’t hunt me down like Crocodile Dundee for this, but in my opinion Iggy hasn’t displayed anything lyrically and sound wise to prove her talent from a rap perspective but her music does create a lot of buzz in terms of pop music which can be very frustrating as to why she has accumulated so much success in the rap world.

Despite cursing out a lot of people, Azealia Banks does have a point. In light of so many tragic events in the black community, the Eric Garner death prime example, Iggy has yet to say anything about such topics and being a Hip Hop artist its beneficial to shed light on such issues. It’s good to see a young and successful black female express her opinion, despite how vulgar it may be, but maybe its best that this young woman focuses on her music and in the words of Ebro, “channel that anger and energy into her music instead”.

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