“Fancy” rapper Iggy Azalea is no stranger to criticism, but the latest diss targeting her was apparently a surprise for her. Seattle rapper Macklemore called out her, Elvis Presley and Miley Cyrus in his new single, “White Privilege II,” where he slams artists who appropriated black culture and then ignore the Black Lives Matter movement.
Azalea, who normally doesn’t stay quiet, responded to the song on Twitter Friday. “He shouldn’t have spent the last 3 [years] having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings,” she wrote. The post was shared and liked hundreds of times by her 6 million followers.
Cyrus, who supposedly got back together with ex-fiancé Liam Hemsworth, has not issued a response.
Macklemore’s diss in “White Privilege” comes in the second verse of the song. "You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea/ Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic/ You've taken the drums and the accent you rapped in/ You're branded hip-hop, it's so fascist and backwards/ That Grandmaster Flash'd go slap it, you bastard."
Though the Australian rapper took personal offense to the song, it wasn’t a direct hit. The rap is actually about Macklemore’s own guilt for joining protests, TMZ wrote Friday. The Seattle rapper participated in a Michael Brown protest in his hometown last November.
"White Privilege II" is a 9-minute song that features vocals by Chicago poet Jamila Woods. The song will be on Macklemore’s new album with Ryan Lewis, “This Unruly Mess I’ve Made,” which is slated to drop Feb. 26.
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