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How Does Iggy Azalea Deal with Haters?

Written by on January 20, 2015


So after all the backlash Iggy Azalea dealt with last year (see here) one would probably wonder how the pop star deals with the negativity. According to a report from the Huffington Post, Iggy finds solace in that she keeps winning awards.

“Uh, awards season helps,” the “Fancy” rapper told GQ:

Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think, Well, I don’t really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice. So having actual people who choose me, it makes me think, I have a place, and I don’t care what other people have to say about it. I was a fan of rap music growing up, and I didn’t feel like there were enough characters that represented me and my situation. So I think it’s needed.

Last month, in an interview with Vanity Fair, she said the reason she is criticized so frequently “has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina.” She also said that being a white rapper is not a “strange” thing, considering artists throughout history, like Elvis Presley and the Rolling Stones, have “basically done black music.”

If Azalea’s fame disappeared tomorrow, she believes she left a mark on the industry.

“At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change — that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop,” she told GQ. “And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.”