Iggy Azalea Partially Agrees with Macklemore's 'White Privilege II' Message
Iggy Azalea agrees with some of the issues detailed in Macklemore's "White Privilege II." When TMZ cameras caught up with the "Fancy" hitmaker at Los Angeles International Airport, the Australian rapper didn't offer details, but says she co-signed some of the content in the racially charged track, just "not the bad stuff about me."
On "White Privilege II," Macklemore name-checked Iggy as well as Miley Cyrus and Elvis Presley. "You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment/ The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/ The culture was never yours to make better/ You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea," he raps.
Azalea then responded to a fan on Twitter who asked if she had heard the track, saying, "He shouldnt have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings." (The response also sent Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli firing off tweets.)
She then joked to TMZ that she sent Macklemore a message via carrier pigeon when asked if she had spoken to the "Thrift Shop" MC before offering this response to an inquiry about "white people borrowing from black culture."
"I think all culture takes from all culture," Iggy said. "We're so global now, I think it's impossible for everybody not to take influence from everybody."
Azalea is currently working on her forthcoming studio effort Digital Distortion, led by the single "Azillion."