The Fall of Iggy Azalea’s Career

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It’s been a rough year for Iggy Azalea and things just aren’t looking up. During an interview, T. I. stated that he has cut business ties with his protégé. Meanwhile Iggy used her twitterfingers to set the record straight. She clarified that she’s still doing business with him. It was an awkward moment for our favorite culture vulture from down under. While many are rejoicing over Iggy’s fall from grace, I’m left waiting for the next Iggy to appear.

Iggy isn’t the first artist accused of cultural appropriation, and she certainly will not be the last. Why after a year did she flop while Katy Perry goes on tour with Big-Butt mummies? A lot of people did not like Iggy but as long as fans could understand what she was rapping, they liked her music.

People kept calling out Iggy for the fraud that she was. Once, her image became too nasty for the public, then sponsors started cutting ties with her because she wasn’t making money or even music. Like Kreayshawn, Iggy disappeared into oblivion, leaving only one fancy hit behind.

Iggy’s fall from public grace needs to happen to more artists who blatantly use cultural appropriation to mask their weak skillsets. The fixation on creating hit singles, pop stars, and catchy anthems are resulting in a dangerous misunderstanding of individual cultures. Music, which once had meaning and the power to induce societal change, is reduced to numbers on a chart.

We all know that money is nice. It helps you pays bills, buy food, and gives you the chance to Treat yo self. But even in 2015, the mantra stays the same—“Mo Money Mo problems”. Blindly making music for money means that artists are surrendering the chance to make a difference. We are left to deal with the Iggy rappers. Yes, like a rash they disappear over time, but they still reappear and are annoying to deal with.

Cultural Misappropriation

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Everybody wants to be Black when it’s fun to be Black. They want to rock cornrows on Instagram like Kylie Jenner. They want to make every year the year of the booty so that they can look like Kim Kardashian or Iggy Azalea. But when Black bodies are being slaughtered or continually discriminated against everyone wants to stay silent. Continue reading “Cultural Misappropriation”

Nick Young and Iggy Azalea Are Engaged!

 

nick-young-iggy-azalea-1Iggy Azalea snagged her a baller! Her NBA-player boyfriend popped the question a few nights ago at his 30th birthday party. Talk about the BIG 3-0.

The pair, who connected via Twitter a year and a half ago, has been joined at the hip ever since. They even bought a home together last year. What better way to fill it than with love!

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The Aussie “Pretty Girls” rapstress posted pictures of herself with her new fiancé while sporting an 8.15 canary yellow center stone surrounded by 2.28 carats of diamonds. The $500k piece, which Nick designed with the help of Jason of Beverley Hills, is set in 18 carat white gold.

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Congratulations to the happy couple!