Folks at Forbes learned yesterday that saying a white, blonde Australian woman runs hip-hop isn’t the best way to get hits. In an article about Iggy Azalea, the reputable business publication aimed to call her the genre’s breakout star (which is still somewhat incorrect for those who have known her since her early Grand Hustle/ dating A$AP Rocky days) and used this eyebrow-raising headline: “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”
Still, the writer, Hugh McIntyre, who’s white, was shaded by the Internets for “reaching” and “tricking for clicking”. As a result, Forbes had to remix the title to “Hip-Hop’s Unlikely New Star: A White, Blonde, Australian Woman”.
“The title of this article has been changed from its original version — “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” — because it did not accurately reflect the content of the piece. The author offers sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by it,” the update read.
McIntyre was two for two when he had this to say about Nicki Minaj: “For the past several years, Nicki Minaj has been the prominent woman in hip hop, but it seems there has been a change. Not only has Minaj been oddly quiet for months, she has said she will no longer be releasing radio-ready pop/hip hop blends, instead going back to her pure rap roots, leaving a void to be filled by none other than Iggy.” Minaj laughed when asked about it on The Breakfast Club this morning.
Azalea has pushed over 105,000 units of her debut album The New Classic since its April 22 release. Her biggest hit to date is the Charli XCX-assisted single “Fancy.”