Iggy Azalea Blames Criticisms on Being a Woman

by Jackie Willis 4:20 AM PST, January 08, 2015
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Iggy Azalea believes the criticism she receives from being an Australian rapper is only because she's a woman.

"If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem -- they've all basically done black music," Azalea says in a new interview with Vanity Fair magazine. "I felt this wasn't that far from what we've seen in music history over and over again."

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The 24-year-old "Fancy" rapper adds that she's not looking for a label in music. "People have said I'm not real rap or real hip-hop," she tells the publication. "But I don't care if people think I'm pop or rap. Everyone interprets music differently."

As for why she thinks she gets so much criticism -- Azalea points out that "they don't say that stuff about Macklemore" -- the Grammy nominee ponders, "So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina."

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When it comes to her female peers in the music industry, she admits that she thinks twerking should be put to rest. "Sometimes things become part of pop culture, but they run their course," she says of the sexy dance made famous by Miley Cyrus. "I think it's time for it to be over."

Azalea also used the interview to clear up rumors involving an alleged sex tape. "I would remember if I had a sex tape," she touts. "But if I did have a sex tape it would be completely f**king fine and my own business."

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