Who Dat? ‘SNL’ Is The Latest To Question Iggy Azalea’s Authenticity
'SNL' spoofs Iggy Azalea, Azealia Banks and T.I. in new comedy sketch.
By now, everybody and their mama has questioned Iggy Azalea’s authenticity. Next up? Saturday Night Live. In a sketch titled “The Iggy Azalea Show,” Kate McKinnon plays the Grand Hustle rapstress, who sporadically jumps from unsuspecting Aussie to tough-talking rapper at the drop of a hat. The clip also features a faux Azealia Banks (played by Sasheer Zamata) and Jay Pharoah as T.I., Iggy’s “rap daddy.”
“I created her. She’s my Franken-fine,” Pharoah says in the sketch, mimicking Tip’s Atlanta accent.
Blatantly attempting to copy Banks’ moves and wardrobe, Iggy also gets a helping hand from her Australian hip-hop mentor Rafty Drones (Riff Raff?), who gives her horrible tips on how to be a rapper. Rafty is played by Chris Hemsworth.
Breaking her Twitter sabbatical, the real Azealia Banks offered her two cents on the skit:
I totally have to chime in on the SNL skit. It was really funny and spot on. I loved my outfit so much LOL . @nbcsnl
— AZEALIA BANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) March 8, 2015
Watch SNL troll Iggy Azalea’s rap career in the video above.