Her Thoughts On Kreayshawn
Iggy Azalea: “Everybody thinks I'm supposed to be the anti-Kreayshawn. I think it’s so stupid. I said to someone the other day, ‘Sonically, just talking about music, when you hear her rap and when you hear me rap, [our styles are different].’
“There are so many other people in hip-hop that you could compare me to or say that I’m similar to. That makes so much more sense than [comparing me to] Kreayshawn. That's not to discredit her. It's just that, we are both white and she came out a few moths ago and now I'm coming out, so it's like we’re the same thing. But we’re not.
“It drives me crazy because it is so small-minded to put color before music. There are so many people out here, even white girls, that want to be rappers. There’s allowed to be more than one person with the same fucking dreams. She’s another girl that raps and she’s successful and she has the same aspirations as me.
“Sometimes people will be like, ‘You want to be like Kreayshawn.’ I'll be like ‘Do you know how long I’ve been rapping for? Ive been rapping for eight years!’ I did not sit here and put a song out and decide that I would fucking rap like it was some shit to do.
“I don’t hate Kreayshawn. I actually met her and she was really nice. It kills me because everybody on Twitter will be like, ‘Iggyy is better than Kreayshawn.’ And I reply back like, ‘Thanks!’ And then I feel like a bitch because I’m not trying to shit on her and she was really nice to me.
“My manager knows her and all her managers and we were walking past Barnes & Noble and she was like, ‘That girl looks like a model.’ And I kind of looked out of the corner of my eye and was like, ‘Oh that’s Kreayshawn.’ My manager was like, ‘We have to go over because I know her.’
“So we went and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m Iggy.’ She was really nice and it makes it hard because I feel like everybody expects me to be shitting on this person who I don’t even know and was really fucking cool when I met them. I’m like, ‘I don’t know what to tell you.’
“People expect me to drag her through the mud. I don’t need to and I don’t want to do that. I think there aren’t enough girls in hip-hop. I want to win and I want to be the best because you are supposed to want to be the best, hip-hop is competitive.
“I want to be the number-one person, but I don’t want to drag people through the mud when I know how hard it is to be a female rapper. I want there to be other people out there. I don’t want to win by default because there is no one else.”