Iggy Azalea Responds To Rah Digga’s Criticism Of Her Music

Christina Lee | September 26, 2014 12:23 pm

Iggy Azalea set a new record this year for the longest Hot 100 reign by a female rapper. (“Fancy” was #1 for seven weeks straight, besting Lil Kim‘s 2001 record with all-star collaboration “Lady Marmalade.”) By then, though, fellow artists had begun calling out Azalea for her seemed lack of authenticity, whether for rapping in a Southern accent (Azalea is Australian) or allegedly using ghostwriters. In recent months, Grand Hustle affiliate T.I. even appeared to be working as an unofficial spokesman (“She’s tal-en-ted”).

Earlier this week, Azalea responded to her latest critic: Rah Digga, who rose to prominence during the late ’90s when Busta Rhymes invited her to join Flipmode Squad. “There is a white girl from Australia that spits in an Australian accent, and her name is Chelsea Jane – that I can get into,” Digga said to ThisIs50. “Teach me Australian hip-hop culture. Don’t come to America and try to convince me that you’re [Three 6 Mafia‘s] Gangsta Boo.”

Rah Digga then wondered aloud whether Azalea’s music should be called “hip-pop” instead, which is what may have inspired The New Classic rapper’s response. “I honestly don’t really mind if I’m described as rap or pop,” Azalea said on Twitter. “My passion is purely making music and entertaining.”

See ThisIs50’s interview with Rah Digga, as well as Azalea’s response, below.

Rah Digga talks Iggy Azalea (skip to 6:00):

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