Iggy, Iggy, Iggy – why must you continue to dig yourself into an early career grave? While everyone is speculating on who “Becky with the good hair is” (instead of getting mad at Jay Z for cheating in the first place) Iggy has decided to put in her two cents.
“generalizing ANY race by calling them one [stereotypical] name for said race. i personally dont think is very cool, the end,” she tweeted to a follower after being called “Becky” on the internet.
“I dont care. Dont call all asian women “ming lee” dont call white women “becky” dont call black women “sha nay nay,”” she continued.
With so many race-related issues to comment on or bring attention to, Iggy went with the one that is about white women. Of course.
“Babe, I love you, but, being called Becky hasn’t systematically harmed you or hindered you within society,” an eloquent fan told Iggy on Twitter.
While she defends the poor white women being called Becky, she doesn’t see anything wrong with her own actions.
“This Australian born-and-raised white girl almost convincingly mimics the sonic register of a downhome Atlanta girl,” Brittney Cooper wrote in Salon.
On top of stealing her whole look and sound from black artists, the rapper has dabbled in Indian cultural appropriation too.
“Many people think I still live in that bubble and that I don’t understand that the United States is set up in a way that doesn’t benefit minorities. I’ve lived here for 10 years now, and I don’t want it to be that way either. I’m marrying a black man and my children will be half black – of course I care about these things,” she told Elle Canada.
Someone please wake her up. T.I.? Nick Young? Anyone?
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