Iggy Azalea is featured on the cover of the April edition of Elle Canada. During her interview she speaks on criticism she has received from the Hip Hop community and her love for Rap. She addresses people calling her out for being from Australia but having an American Accent. Do you think people are being to critical of Iggy?
Elle: Do you think there is any validity to the criticisms that have been levelled against you?
Iggy Azalea : “Yes and no. Do you not like me because I rap with an American accent and I’m not American? Well, that’s valid on some level because that’s your opinion and I can’t change that. But I’m not trying to sound black—I just grew up in a country where on TV and in music and film, everyone was American or any Australian person in them put on an American accent. So I never saw it as strange at all.
Elle: Are you looking for acceptance from the hip-hop community?
Iggy Azalea: “Certain people who don’t like me think that I don’t love rap music, but I love rap music. I love it like it’s my f**ing husband…. I think a lot of people in hip hop have a tough time finding something in common with me. At least white [and black] male rappers both have dicks and they’re American. But for me, I’m a white woman from Australia. I get it, but I think we have a lot more in common than they think.”
Full Interview: Elle Canada