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As much as I thought Azalea sucked, it was pretty obvious that much of the public pushback she was receiving wasn’t just about how bad of an artist she was. But rather, much of this discontent traveled in the same misogynist thinking, which has limited the roles women, particularly lady emcees, have been able to play in the more than 25-year period the genre has been around. In short, rap is a man’s game.
And I’m sure that many of those who hate Azalea and do not think she belongs also aren’t too keen on Nicki Minaj or any other female rapper for that matter. Likewise, Riff Raff, Paul Wall, Mac Miller, Yelawolf and a few other white boy rappers also mimic the style and aesthetic of cultures not of their own. Yet they all seem to get a hood pass, which very few of us were willing to give to Azalea or her fake cakes.
Matter of fact, with white people making up a large chunk of hip-hop consumers (those who buy albums and attend concerts), it is hard to see how any concerns Black folks may legitimately have about cultural appropriation would even be a factor. So again, why the Azalea hate? I started to feel this way around the time Snoop Dogg decided to go in on the poor girl on Instagram. Again, I am not a fan, but I didn’t believe that she deserved to be cyberbullied.
Folks were coming out of the woodworks, accusing Azalea and her lack of lyrical abilities of killing hip-hop. However, the same could be said for a lot of other hip-hop artists on the scene today. And yet, I have not seen one petition created denouncing Young Thug and any of his gibberish.
MadameNoire ® Copyright © 2019 BossipMadameNoire, LLC All Rights Reserved | BHM Digital It has been a fall from grace that many have been predicting for several months now. This includes Ramon Ramirez, evening editor for The Daily Dot, who a couple of months back, penned a piece titled “ How the Internet Killed Iggy Azalea. ” If you hadn’t guessed from the title, the piece is about how he blames the Internet for her fall from beloved “Fancy” rapper to an artist constantly on the defense on social media.
In the piece, he writes: Nor do I recall many folks being concerned about cultural appropriation and the future of rap when Eminem came on the scene with all of his I-hate-my-mom-so-much-I-should-just-kill-everybody-and-myself white boy angst. There were no boycotts and public denouncements after it was discovered that Eminem once made a racist song that also called Black women specifically “bitches. ” And yet, a few questionable tweets on Azalea’s part had folks ready to lead NAACP marches on her a**.
However, I fell back from criticizing the “no wonder from down under” for her lack of talent and abilities. I still think she is awful and a fraud.
However, after a while, the criticism that came from others seemed a little disjointed and uneven. Advice and career trends - and MadameNoire provides all of that.
Again, it is true that Azalea’s rhymes and entire persona are wack. You will get no dispute from me there. However, there aren’t many emcees out here, regardless of gender, killing the game right now.
So what is taking down Azalea’s career? Sexism, her misappropriation of black girls, or a combination of both? Comment Disclaimer: Comments that contain profane or derogatory language, video links or exceed 200 words will require approval by a moderator before appearing in the comment section. XOXO-MN MadameNoire is a sophisticated lifestyle publication that gives African-American women the latest in fashion trends,.