Iggy Azalea sat down for a new interview with Vanity Fair about her whirlwind of a year and the success of her hit single, "Fancy." During the short Q&A Azalea faced some questions about her authenticity and whether or not it's "weird for a white Australian girl to be a rapper."
"Well, I never thought it was strange," she said. "If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem—they've all basically done black music. I felt this wasn't that far from what we've seen in music history over and over again."
Over the last few weeks, Azalea has faced her fair share of criticism after she was seemingly oblivious about cultural appropriation in hip-hop. After another round of Twitter drama with Azealia Banks, which subsequently resulted in threats from hacker group Anonymous, Azalea even received a hip-hop history lesson from Q-Tip, which she deemed patronizing.
"Well, they don't say that stuff about Macklemore," said Iggy, when asked if the criticism aimed at her was misogynistic. "So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina." While both Azalea and Macklemore have faced criticism throughout their career, Macklemore appeared on Hot 97 a few weeks ago to address a number of topics, including racism in America.
Iggy ended the interview by declaring that "twerking is dead," which: