Iggy Azalea hits back at Blackfishing criticism: ‘F*** those ppl babe lol’

Iggy Azalea has hit back at accusations that she is Blackfishing in her newest music video.The Australian rapper attracted widespread criticism on social media following the discharge of her music video for “I Am the Stripclub” on Thursday (1 July).In it, Azalea – actual title Amethyst Amelia Kelly – is seen carrying a black wig and face make-up that seems to be a number of shades darker than her normally honest complexion.The video led to many individuals on social media accusing the 33-year-old of “Blackfishing”, a time period used to explain when somebody alters their seems to be – for instance, by means of hairstyling and make-up – to seem both Black or mixed-race. One fan drew the musician’s consideration to the backlash, writing on Twitter: “persons are saying that you’re black fishing and making up this pretend narrative, are you able to clear them up please as a result of persons are taking it too far and working with that lie.”The 33-year-old responded to the fan yesterday (3 July), stating: “I don’t care… f*** those ppl babe lol.”Responding to a different fan who mentioned: “I hope by those ppl u imply haters cuz they’re coming,” the singer wrote: “I imply anybody on-line attempting to succeed in and create a difficulty as a result of I wore a black wig. Don’t even begin.”“I’m the identical color as I all the time am, simply in a dimly lit room with pink lights,” she wrote. “It’s the identical make-up from a Smokey eye and totally different wig. Just ignore them, who cares? Let em discuss.”The award-winning artist later tweeted: “I don’t care about one thing that ridiculous and baseless. I’m carrying a shade 6 in armani basis, it’s the identical shade I’ve worn for the final 3 years.“It’s the identical shade in each music video since sally Walker. Suddenly I put on a black wig in a membership scene & its a difficulty.”Enjoy limitless entry to 70 million ad-free songs and podcasts with Amazon Music Sign up now for a 30-day free trialSign upAzalea’s make-up artist defended the artist, writing on Twitter: “She actually wore the identical face make-up throughout each scene of the video… i’d know, i did it. Its a shade 6 from armani luminous silk (a lightweight/medium olive undertone shade if you happen to’re curious.)”This will not be the primary time Azalea has been criticised for appropriating Black tradition, with many individuals accusing her of placing on a “blaccent” when she raps. In a Complex 2013 interview, the musician addressed the controversy, stating that it might “really feel bizarre” if she rapped in her native Australian accent. “If you’re mad about it and also you’re a Black individual attempting to start out a rap profession and provides it a go, too,” she mentioned. “Or possibly if you happen to’re Black , beginning singing like a rustic singer and be a white individual. I don’t know. Why is it such an enormous deal?”

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