Iggy Azalea Defends Her ‘Blaccent’
Even though she’s being received with open arms by popular culture, black culture has yet to accept Iggy Azalea, her music, and her lifestyle.
After dealing with not being well received by Azealia Banks, who made it very public that she dislikes all things Iggy and cultural appropriation, Eve and Jill Scott chimed in, in regards to Iggy’s fake-accent.
“I just wish there was a little bit more of where she came from. ... It would be dope to hear her with her swag. What are you, who are you and what is that,” Eve expressed while visiting Sway in the Morning on Shade 45.
Which we know is Australia, and not the projects somewhere in America.
Jill Scott added, “It’s a little challenging for me because I come from the era that she pulls from. To me, it’s like a mixture of Da Brat and Eve the way that it sounds.”
Ultimately, the two ladies agree that Iggy isn’t being her authentic self, which was a polite way of saying she’s unoriginal, and labeled her rapping style a “Blaccent."
Though the term “Blaccent” is merely language to describe the appropriation of black music by Iggy (and others) the beginning of her career, Azalea took offense, and felt the need to clap back via Twitter:
“There's a difference between being yourself and being your stereotype. When people I've never met say I should act more like "myself"”
Scroll through for more of her reactionary tweets.