Iggy Azalea has had a rough couple of years. After getting huge in 2014, she almost instantly became a joke, with people criticizing her music, her plastic surgery, and most of all, her accent. Instead of her native Australian accent, Iggy uses an American accent when she raps, and lots of people have accused her of trying to sound black. Iggy understands this criticism, but promises it’s not true!!
She told Elle Canada, “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.”
Okay, so this is probably mostly true, but it doesn’t help the fact that she appropriates other cultures in her visuals and lyrics, and also that most of her music is straight garbage. She’ll probably have a new album out sometime this year, and we can’t wait to not listen.