“It’s a bit weird to bring someone up in an interview that you weren’t asked about,” said Azalea, likening it to if she suddenly decided to diss Janet Jackson during that conversation without reason.
“To me, because I’m a famous person and I know a lot of the time people have opinions and they’re not always accurate, I really try very hard not to give my personal opinions about people that I don’t know,” Azalea continued. “And I don’t know her, I’ve never met her.”
In an interview published last week, Halsey targeted Azalea as someone she would never put on one of her records. Of Azalea, the singer said, “She had a complete disregard for black culture. F—king moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”
In response, Azalea told Smallzy, “I thought it was a bit of a strange thing to throw that out there, but she’s young and I hope she learns maybe to be a bit less judgmental when she’s kind of in the same shoes. I’m sure she’s getting judged all the time as well by people who don’t really know her. So I think maybe it’d be good for her to try to be a little more empathetic to other people that are in the same situation.”
Listen to the full interview here.