Though little can be done to throw her single-selling abilities into disrepute, there’s been some effort to poke serious holes into Iggy Azalea‘s credibility as artist by those unimpressed by what she brings to Pop’s table.
Not helped by misinformed journalists hoping to present her as Hip Hop’s fastest rising star, Azalea has found herself tasked with facing the following three criticisms since her debut in 2011.
The first, being her adoption of an Ebonic-kissed Southern American accent despite hailing from New South Wales.
The second, being that industry connections-and not her own crossover appeal- is to thank for her meteoric rise on Top 40 and Rhythmic radio.
The last? That she employs ghostwriters to pen her material for her.
Now, despite being named as one of the writers on her smash hit single ‘Fancy’, her mentor T.I. has slammed the last of the three, revealing that the Rapper “has her own ideas.”
When quizzed on his contributions to ‘Fancy’, T.I. explained:
I couldn’t write a lot of the shit she say, you know? I couldn’t put her thoughts into words as articulate as she does. You know what I’m saying? She just has a different way of presenting herself and her art.
Whether Iggy is capable of penning her lyrics or not, the fact remains that very little can (or will) stop her from becoming the Pop superstar she was destined to become.
However, here’s hoping a serious effort is made to paint the rap beauty as a serious lyricist in the near future. For, while it may not seem like too much of a problem now, the star will be faced with a problem of Macklemore-sized proportions, if she doesn’t.
Confused? We’ll explain.
When the love being shown to an artist by the industry is disproportionate to their talent or skill as an entertainer, it’s doesn’t take much for rival acts to chip away at their credibility with stunts akin to the one pulled by the fiercely competitve Nicki Minaj at the ‘BET Awards’…or Drake‘s slamming of Macklemore at the ‘ESPYs.’
For, while neither Iggy or Macklemore can hold a light to Minaj or Aubrey on a talent tip, the media’s latching onto them has to have the ‘Young Money‘ royals all kinds of threatened and annoyed, prompting them to hit the newbies stock where they knew it needed to be highest.
Iggy, in front of Urban audiences.
Macklemore, in front of men.
With this in mind, it isn’t too difficult to understand why Iggy has to start presenting herself as a lyricist and becomes an albums seller. If she doesn’t, it won’t be long before she becomes the Vanilla Ice to Minaj‘s LL Cool J.