White girrrrrrrrrrls, gone wild!
When asked her opinion about newer female MCs during an interview with The Women of Hip-Hop last week, Eve admitted although she enjoys Harlem MC Azealia Banks, she isn’t a big fan of Australian femcee Iggy Azalea.
“I like Azealia Banks — I think her style is dope,” she said. “If you listen to her lyrics, she knows how to wordplay and I think that’s cute. I’m not really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I can’t really f**k with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it.”
XXL caught up with Iggy during the Freshmen Live Tour stop in New York City on Monday (April 9), and asked the leggy blonde for her thoughts on E-V-E’s comment.
“I like Eve,” she began. “Everybody is different, everybody hasn’t lived out of the box and for you to even know if it’s real, you have to kind of be an out-the-box person or somebody who likes something they’re not suppose to [like]. A girl like her that raps is expected, so, how could you understand something so different?
“I’m not mad at [Eve] for not understanding it,” she continued. “How could you if you’ve never been ostracized or loved something you weren’t suppose to love? Everything you’ve loved you’re allowed to love, so, how could you understand me? Thus, how could you know if it’s real? I used to be like, ‘It is real, let me prove it to you. Now, I don’t care if you think it’s real or not because it’s what I love, it’s my life. I don’t put my story all out there for you because I don’t need to put my story out there and prove it. I don’t give a f**k if you think I am or not ’cause that girl in the crowd understand it and that’s who it’s for, if you don’t then it’s not for you.”
In response to other Femcees, namely her name-alike Azealia Banks, the Grand Hustle 1st lady says:
“Females are competitive like that and that’s how it is,” she said matter-of-factly. “I’m sure if I was the best sprinter in the world, all the other sprinters would hate me and I would hate them, too. It’s the same thing— it’s competition, it’s women. I don’t take offense to it. I don’t wake up thinking about another woman. I think about what I am going to do to make sure my career has longevity because that’s my only job. I just think about that, not who can be doing my job better than me —no one can, because I’m the only one that can be me and they’re the only ones who can be them.”
“This is my day and it’s my achievement. You have to work to have your own achievements, with all due respect. Instead of worrying about who else is on there, you should just be happy that I’m on there as a woman for women, and if you want to have your own achievement, work and have your own achievement. I can’t take what’s meant for you and you can’t take what’s meant for me.”
Whether you hate her or love her, it sounds like Iggy is focused on the right things.
Are you feelin’ her music yet, or do you agree with E-V-E??
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