One of rapper Iggy Azalea’s seemingly favorite things to do is start controversial battles on Twitter, which happened Monday when she suggested that Beyoncé’s new album, “Lemonade,” is racist. The Twitter drama unraveled when Azalea admonished a fan, telling her, “Don’t call me Becky.”
Beyoncé calls Jay Z’s alleged mistress “Becky” in one of the lines from her album. “He only want me when I’m not there / He better call Becky with the good hair,” she sings.
The only problem is Azalea used the term “Becky” in her 2012 song “I Think She Ready.” So when a fan pointed this out, Azalea clapped back: “It was used as a play on brain and Brian. You would not be down if I started calling all black men ‘deshawns,’ ” she said.
But Azalea wasn’t done there. She continued to fight with Twitter users. “Girl, BYE. Do you know how many time [people] have called me BECKY? It didn’t have any kind of positive intention behind it. Don’t start,” she said. “Generalizing ANY race by calling them one stereotypical name for said race. i personally dont think is very cool, the end.”
Azalea continued: “Don’t call all Asian women ‘Ming Lee.’ Don’t call white women ‘Becky.’ Don’t call black women ‘sha nay nay.’ ”
The Australian rapper denied she was throwing shade at Beyoncé. “And by the way, this is not Bey shade. I love her and the album. But my name is Iggy, and you will all call me that.”
Beyoncé caused a flurry of cheating rumors when she suggested on her new album that Jay Z had an affair. “Lemonade” has created more of a wedge in their relationship. “The tables have turned in their marriage, and her recent success is just driving them further apart,” the source told Radar Online. “She resents him for so many things right now.”
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