Coolio: “Iggy Azalea Has No Rap Skills”

Published: Thursday 30th Oct 2014 by David


‘County Line‘ lyricist Coolio is unimpressed with Iggy Azalea.

Yes, despite dominating the ‘Billboard Hot 100’ with ‘Fancy‘ and dishing up the budding hit that is ‘Beg For It‘, Azalea‘s supposed lack of rap skills have made her the target of criticism aimed at her by the ‘Ghetto Cartoon’ artist.

Speaking to ‘Vlad TV’, Coolio revealed that while he believes white privilege saw the likes of Eminem and Yelawolf get their foot in industry’s front door, their undeniable lyrical ability is to thank for keeping them in the room.

The same, according to him, cannot be said for Ms. Azalea.

His words below…

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  1. You tried October 30, 2014

    What the f*** is wrong with all these “never” beens! Not “Has”beens but NEVER BEENS. All on IGGy nuts!!!

    • por October 30, 2014

      lol he’s def been something at some point, so hes a has been but yea lmao what a creepy fool

  2. You tried October 30, 2014

    Y r they hating on IGGY! Cause she’s white and a threat!! Come on now I’m black from the projects and I love IGGY! What about FERGIE AND GWEN STAGANI no one hates on them ! JOHN B JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE ROBIN THICKE DOING R&B no one says n e thing

    This old a** dirt bag needs to have several seats!! It’s very racist!

    HIPHOP is a culture not color!

    • Skyfall October 30, 2014

      You just make yourself look like a fool, those people you named has talent and acclaim something Iggy does not. She lyrics are mediocre at best, and her flow is atrocious and on top of it all her fake southern accent is hideous. HipHop isn’t about sales it’s about talent so no matter how many singles she sales she will never be acclaimed or excepted by the HipHop industry.

      • You tried October 30, 2014


        No u are clearly the idiot! IGGY has climbed a latter in one year in which it take chicks in this industry years to master AFTER paying their dues! IGGY didn’t come a success over night she has hustled abd worked hard for her spot and these haters are intimidated by her ! She’s the s***!!!! She’s killing them!! She’s a trend setter and. Not a follower this is the begging fkr MsIGGY


      • Skyfall October 30, 2014

        Ok and your point she still sucks as a rapper, yeah she has some good pop bops but she until she just releases anything lyrically as good as Lauryn Hill, Missy, Nicki (when she’s being serious), hell even lil Kim (see Black Friday the song not the mixtape) then Iggy will be acclaimed and accepted in the HipHop industry because she goes hard like Eminem, and those other artist you named, like I said before mainstream success doesn’t mean anything in the HipHop industry and Iggy is successful but that isn’t going to cut it, however these nobodies really need to worry about themselves and their own careers.

      • musicMatters101 October 30, 2014

        Thats an opinion, and she does have flow. You’re stuck on her race yourself.

    • Swertnothings78 October 30, 2014

      Im tired of all this underlining racism (not from u) i agree with u. Its shocking shes good and her hits say so.

      People need to ley this racism rhing die ans stop grabbing onto negative b******* its so sad.

    • BubblepopE October 30, 2014

      #WYS !!!!

  3. Skyfall October 30, 2014

    No lies detected, Eminem & Yelawolf are great rappers. Iggy is not a great rapper and her solo material is lackluster, which is why she has a pop singer on all her singles to make the songs more appealing, and that fake accent she raps in gets annoying after awhile.

    • You tried October 30, 2014


      LOL. CALLING ALL “LAMBS” to drag this lying fake

      It’s funny how this fake b**** claim to Stan for Singing Goddess Mariah but stand against IGGY for MsMinaj ! The tea on this @Skyfall bug needs bombing!!! ASAP

  4. LB October 30, 2014

    Her rhymes sound like they were written by T.I to me, even her delivery screams “T.I wrote this”.

    The more these has/never-beens shade Iggy, the more I seem to like her….IDK. Why is one chick getting them so mad though?

    Iggy must be doing something right if she’s getting even Nicki Minaj to shift her release date.

    • Molly October 30, 2014

      Glad Iggy is growing on you babe she’s amazing. So many black rappers are so pressed over her its being ridiculous.

      • LB October 30, 2014

        They should concentrate on revamping their careers instead of coming for Iggy.

        Why are they shading Iggy and leaving Tyga, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Juicy J, Rich kid, Flo Rida, Pitbull, and many of those whack, run of the mill, cannot write a rhyme, shouldn’t be writing a rhyme, how did you become a rapper and get a record deal, horrible rent-a-rappers.

        Those are the people they should be shading and not Iggy. She has her flaws but the hate she’s getting is just getting out of hand.

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        I agree smh… we all know the reason they’re hating is because she’s white , hot, young, & winning.. Hating on Iggy isn’t doing anything for their careers they’re just making her more relevant.

    • Skyfall October 30, 2014

      I heard Nicki moved her release date because Jeezy or somebody is releasing that day and they YM didn’t want her to over shadow him.

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        Babe we all know she changed the date because of Iggy.

      • Monicadove October 30, 2014

        Jeezy released his album last month…

      • You tried October 30, 2014


        Honey it’s clear y MsMiraj is shifting release dates *Coughs*. Lol

      • musicMatters101 October 30, 2014

        Lies. Her buzz died, and they’re testing a new single is why.

    • Twitter: @OnikaBoss October 31, 2014

      Iggy has nothing to with Nicki changing her released date. Birdman (co-owner of YMCMB) decided to release a label album “Rich Gang 2” on the same day, so she was forced to re-schedule.

  5. Queen Barb October 30, 2014

    Just like Lana has no talent… what Rosie gonna do?

  6. Jay October 30, 2014

    why he holding a phone to his mouth the whole time? lmaooo what a fool
    misogynistic pos lmaooo

  7. Molly October 30, 2014

    Iggy keeps winning and more hasbeens keep coming out the wood works what’s new?

  8. Jane October 30, 2014

    whats he talking about her rap accent being different before t.i.? shes literally always sounded like this including her first mixtape pre-t.i., those old tracks that old boyfriend of hers tried to release withour her permission etc lmaoo even on that old video of her trying to go pop or w/e kiiiii

  9. LB October 30, 2014

    Sam, I hate this new comment script, go back to the older one.

    • Molly October 30, 2014

      Agreed 🙁

  10. Skyfall October 30, 2014

    I doubt it, why would Nicki be scared to release knowing rerelease a do sell as well, I think if anything she moved the date to cause hype around her album and to get people talking again or Because she didn’t want to risk getting block from getting a #1 album by One directions 2nd week sales.

    • You tried October 30, 2014

      The delusion @skyfall

  11. Bey-Minaj October 30, 2014

    No one is shading her bcuz she’s white or a threat. Its bcuz she is wack. Em and all them other white boyz has talent. That’s what made them stand out and what made them relevant even today. What made Fancy #1? Charlie’s hook!! No one is checking for Iggy’s verses in a lyrical way. Non hip hop fans have got to realize that hip hop is all about lyricism, flow, metaphors, punchlines and skill. If u wack u gonna get called out. If Nicki was wack and killing the charts they woulda called her ass out too. But Nicki is the Queen of metaphors, everyone knwos this and until Iggly steps her word play up she gon get pounded. Its the reason no one in hip hop is checking for her or respects her. She is the epitome of fake!

    • Molly October 30, 2014

      Honey you’re extremely pressed over Iggy like 70% of Nicki stans… You can’t handle the fact that there is another rap on the scene that is successful. You barbz are just as insecure as the hive was when rihanna started blowing up.

      • Molly October 30, 2014


      • You tried October 30, 2014


        Honey I love me some IGGY but sweety lay off QUUENB boo ! The real HIVE has never been pressed over MsRiri ! I give respect where it is due and when it comes to Riri there’s is very little *coughs* lol



      • Molly October 30, 2014

        You know what ima keep it cute cause this ain’t even about bey but I meant wtf I said.

    • musicMatters101 October 30, 2014

      Please. Nicki is hit or miss and “Anaconda” only was a hit because she relied on the “BGB” sample. Nicki’s last good single was on CB’s “Love More” as a feature. Don’t be mad cause Iggy owned summer 2014 and Nicki was forgotten until she sold her ass on that sampled messy ass track!

    • Britney Stan October 30, 2014

      Tbh Nicki has more wack material then Iggy.. like Anaconda is a complete joke, Starships is some straight up sellout s*** yet she’s supposed to be a hardcore rapper? gimme a break.

    • Dem Lessors October 30, 2014

      What this person said.

  12. TheElusiveLamb October 30, 2014

    I don’t get it. Like just last year, people didn’t even want to pretend that Iggy existed, but now she makes it mainstream & the hate flows like crazy.

  13. Swertnothings78 October 30, 2014

    WHO…cares what he thinks. He had ONE good song and a film carried it, shes had more hits than him.

    He can f**k right OFF the fugly coño..,

    Take several MILLION seats you irrilevant hood rat.

    • You tried October 30, 2014

      Claps !!!! If TGJ confirmed EMOJIS honey I would place several in this comment!

  14. musicMatters101 October 30, 2014

    What a hater. How are you upset a white female half your age already has a bigger hit than your 1-hit wonder ass has?

    And I’m not saying Iggy has skill when it comes to writing, because ppl clearly you never know how much is co written from other writers.

    BUT I will respect Iggy’s flow. She can spit when she wants to. She did so on “Black Widow” “Work” and other songs from her album. To me that is the main thing that makes someone in Hip Hop catchy, their flow. And hers is. I rather her her rap and spit, than Big Sean and his lazy ass flow!

  15. No more basic b****** October 30, 2014

    Iggy is a fraud and she can sell 1 million records but she will never get respect from the old hip hop heads. Eminem and Yelawolf earned their spots because they have talent (check out their free styles… Where are iggys?) and don’t have to rely on other rappers to write their rhymes.

    • musicMatters101 October 30, 2014

      Being a rapper doesn’t mean you can freestyle.

      Can Bow Wow freestyle, can Drake freestyle? Can Nick Cannon freestyle? Can Will Smith freestyle?

      Yet ALL of them were extremely popular in music once upon a time (currently for Drake). BYE!

    • You tried October 30, 2014

      Let’s not go there about FRAUD!! *Chokes*. MsMinaj

      Got Kim on line 1

      Any takers I wish u barbs come for me

      U broke b****** I got my big spray a glass of Chardonnay on my iPhone b****es in my lavish crib h**s come for me

  16. Molly October 30, 2014

    I wonder who will be the next hasbeen to come for Iggy..

  17. RICHIE_RICH October 30, 2014

    Oh ok I guess. I don’t check for Iggy so I could care less about how people feel. I wish her the best of luck with whatever she does.

  18. Bad girl October 30, 2014

    Iggy is the worst thing to happen to music ever. She is the rap version of Rebecca Black.

  19. Dirty Laundry October 30, 2014

    The hate for this woman is unbelievable her music is actually decent compared to Nicki minajs.

  20. Britney Stan October 30, 2014

    Describe Iggy ? GROUND BREAKING!

    what the word is?

  21. I’m Sleep Doe October 30, 2014

    He says all this while surrounded by white women.

    *sips tea*

  22. Blahhh October 30, 2014

    People always trying to throw the race card around. i don’t think people dislike her because she is white they hate her because she is whack her lyrics are a joke and let’s not even talk about that fake ghetto black girl accent. the world would be a better place if both Nicki and jummped into a lake of fire.

    • musicMatters101 October 30, 2014

      But its OK for Adele, Amy Winehouse, Ed Sheeran, etc. to sing in american and more black tones but when it comes to a foreign rapper there is a difference.


      • RICHIE_RICH October 30, 2014

        Wait isn’t Adele foregin to!!!!!!!

      • Skyfall October 30, 2014

        You sound ignorant Blacks and Whites have been singing Jazz and soul music for decades.

  23. Trey October 30, 2014

    I call this trying to remain relevant. WTF – I am so sick of all this “white privilege” b*******….I worked hard to get where I’m at and I am white – so? As I get older, it is sounding more of an excuse – and WTF – from people that are famous? THE EXCUSE IS GETTING OLD PEOPLE COME ON – its 2014.

  24. Iggy (Queen Of Rap) October 30, 2014

    Iggy is that b**** and she aint going anywhere no time soon all this hate is making her greater so keep it coming.

    • You tried October 30, 2014

      You tell these kids !!! I G G Y IS HERE TO STAY!! She’s a great performer and artist lay off the drugs Snoop. WHOlio and whoever ekse come for the slayage we call IGGY!

      Deal or die B****ES

  25. Dark Horse October 30, 2014

    Damn Iggy’s young out here living her dream not bothering anyone yet every week she gets attack by some anger black person.

  26. Blue Ivy Rodriguez October 30, 2014

    Iggy won’t be accepted until I hear her spit some real s***, not like some diss but talking about an issue or maybe struggle she had before all the game. That’s when I’ll respect her

    • Dark Horse October 30, 2014

      Well then go listen to work or don’t need y’all..

    • Trey October 30, 2014

      lol listen to work – she had quite a struggle getting to america – which is hilarious cause everyone says she has white privelege…her skin is white but she is not “white” in the way everyone wants to hate on her.

      plus, she doesn’t care if people think shes is a “rapper” – she is having fun and making money…but irrelevant has beens like coolio are trying to use dissing her to get in the media.

      Sounds kinda like bullying dont you think? People need to get off her f****** nuts. I’ve never seen people so mad at someone they don’t know. Really makes you question the anger that people have towards people they dont know….kinda scary.

  27. Skyfall October 30, 2014

    Delusional? You guys can’t even comprehend what I’m truly saying. I could less about Iggys skin tone. Her rhymes are mediocre, PERIOD. She has no credibility as a rapper, she hasn’t proved that she can write her own raps (not that she owes anyone anything) but until she does this then she no one in the HipHop will take her seriously, so stay ignorant if you want but like I said already and I’ll say it again, MAINSTREAM SUCCESS MEAN NOTHING IN HIPHOP.

  28. Azure October 30, 2014

    Nicki gonna flop. The hood don’t even f*** with her like that anymore. They’re more interested in Dej loaf and the pop fans will pay $1 for her gimmicky single but won’t buy her album. I can’t wait for that b**** to flop and sell less than Roman Reloaded. These hasbeens hating on iggy hard. She is corny but she has some bops. Stop hating and buy the stink print when it drops.

    • nicki minaj October 30, 2014

      are you serious why everyone is talking about only and the people who hate her is liking the song please stop speaking nonsense when you cant get your facts at all she is getting the urban crowd she had the pink friday era back

  29. Molly October 30, 2014

    @Skyfall you come off as such a hater at times. Like enjoy the music or don’t and just stfu already.

    • Skyfall October 30, 2014

      Girl bye, I like Fancy & Black Widow, but I just don’t take her seriously as a rapper, I’m sure with time she’ll prove herself but right now she is giving me Kesha tease lol.

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        That’s your opinion but the fact that you’re in her seething over her isn’t a good luck.

      • Skyfall October 30, 2014

        True, but honestly I wouldn’t mind a Nicki/Iggy collab

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        I’m mean I’d be here for but I doubt it will happen Nicki doesn’t really embrace female rappers.

  30. Molly October 30, 2014

    Hell Adele’s music is mediocre yet the s*** still sells.

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        Sorry not a fan of lame depressing music but I’m sure Rosie would love it #Bye

      • Skyfall October 30, 2014

        SCREEAAAMMMSS!! Adele actually has some good uptempo songs.

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        Lol I’m playing Adele does have some good songs I love someone like you, hometown glory, and set fire to the flops.

      • Skyfall October 30, 2014

        Lol yass imma start using that “Set fire to the flops”

      • Molly October 30, 2014

        Lol yes #MyImpact

    • Keeps Getting Worse October 31, 2014

      Buy Femme Fatale on iTunes, C***.

  31. Fancy BISH October 30, 2014

    Coolio has one absolutely great song – Gangsta’s Paradise…the rest of his catalog? GIRL BYE! 😉

    • Molly October 30, 2014

      lmao okay!

  32. Skyfall October 30, 2014

    But on a separate note who is coolio, doesn’t he sing that song “Thong Song”

  33. bibi93 October 30, 2014

    Agree with coolio

  34. eric October 30, 2014

    They only say this about white rappers. Why don’t they speak up about black rappers who aren’t doing anything for rap and hip-hop? Music isn’t what it used to be and that problem came long before Iggy.

    • Bad girl October 30, 2014

      Im pretty sure Jay-z and Nas have called out alot of these new rappers. Iggy came and put the final nail in the coffin tbh

  35. Google can be your friend October 30, 2014

    Coolio’s best-selling album, Gangsta’s Paradise is the second studio album by rapper Coolio, released on November 21, 1995. with over three million copies sold in the United States. The album produced three singles, which became hits: “Gangsta’s Paradise”, “1, 2, 3, 4 (Sumpin’ New)”, and “Too Hot”.

    When will Iggy?

    • Rob October 30, 2014

      when will iggy what? pretty sure she’s more successful than what you just googled about coolio…

      • Arua October 31, 2014

        her album sales tho sis…

    • Sisqo is King October 30, 2014


  36. king October 30, 2014

    im not a big fan of iggy.
    and with that i want to say that its so clear that 70% of all black people who hate iggy do it only because she is white!

    • Jay October 30, 2014

      lol just because black people hate iggy doesn’t mean they’re racist, that’s just prejudice

      and they hate her mainly because she can’t rap for s***

      • king October 30, 2014

        i didnt say ALL black people – i said 70% OF all the black people WHO hates her.
        and if you can’t face the truth then you can keep lying to yourself.

  37. Dem Lessors October 30, 2014

    Tell us something we don’t know Coolio!

  38. Brian310 October 30, 2014

    I don’t understand why these people criticizing her skills didn’t call her out when she was just releasing mixtapes and not mainstream, the fact that they are doing it now because of her success makes them look bitter…and why just call her out why not call out all the wack rappers in the game like 2 chainz, Rich gang, Future etc.

    • TheElusiveLamb October 30, 2014

      Aaliyah was so stunning. I almost had a TRL moment when she passed. She was my other fav besides Mimi when I was a little girl. 2001 was a hard year for a 9 year old lol.

  39. BubblepopE October 30, 2014

    Everybody did the same to Nicki when she first hit the scene, they use to say she could not freestyle and look at her NOW, It seems more of jealousy than a FACT, Coolio has not been around since the 90’s and all of a sudden he’s on this website making an opinion about a chart topper? Numbers don’t lie #NOHATE

  40. Mark111 October 30, 2014

    On the real, Iggy isn’t great, but FAR from the worst. Just let it be, look at Tyga and the rest of those one hit clowns. THEY killed your genre.

  41. Cake like Lady GaGa October 30, 2014

    OMG, I HATE this new upgrade… Its time Sam took back his site from David. David has ruined this site!! OMG!!!!!

    • Keeps Getting Worse October 31, 2014

      Buy Chartdrop on iTunes.

  42. Jay October 30, 2014

    Coolio is speaking the truth

  43. NiCKI WILL SLAY October 31, 2014

    The truth hurts. We all know she can’t spit. Her flow is weak.

  44. Truth tea October 31, 2014

    Iggy does what she’s supposed to – make good pop rap music and she doesn’t pretend to be anything else.
    Meanwhile Nicki naming her album after a classic, ‘The Blueprint’, and putting trash like ‘Only’ on it is misleading.

    • Arua October 31, 2014

      Iggy is pretnding to have a southern american accent and the title “New classic” was very misleading. there was nothing new or classic about her that album just a bunch of T.I. leftovers and boring album filler…

      • MisdamenorFan October 31, 2014

        What’s the difference between her and Nicki who talks with a British accent?

      • Arua October 31, 2014

        When was the last time nicki used that accent tho? she never used it in every one of her songs like iggy.

  45. No more basic b****** October 31, 2014

    I’ll be glad when america gets bored of her and she just disappears

  46. jj October 31, 2014

    Work. Don’t need y’all change it life Murcia biz p**** theses have great flows and lyrics and most are written. By amafist Kelly aka iggy

    • old school October 31, 2014

      If you dont get outta here with those weak ass songs….

  47. sergio October 31, 2014

    ummm coolio when was your last hit?

    • old school October 31, 2014

      His last hit could have came out 3000 years ago, he is still more respected then flopggy.

      • MisdamenorFan October 31, 2014

        That is a lie from the depths of hell… Had this been about Coolio the artist releases a new song 99.9% of yall would have been like… Who???? Now yall are on his receding hairlined nuts because he spoke ill of Iggy. Bish please!

  48. hip hop lover October 31, 2014

    Maybe hip-hop is no longer ‘a black thing’, but there is such a history of black people creating an art form and then having it co-opted by big business that it can’t help but anger some of us. Jazz, blues, rock and roll and hip-hop were all decried as worthless n**** music, until someone figured out that 1. Young white kids loved it 2. They could make money off it by putting out watered down versions with a white face. Not saying there aren’t white talented rappers (Eminem is not the first – Beastie Boys and 3rd Base were doing it long before him), but can anyone seriously say there is anything real about an Australian woman with a fake ass reciting someone else’s words with a put-on southern accent?

    • MisdamenorFan October 31, 2014

      No different that a black woman with a fake a** reciting someone elses words…

  49. rihicon November 1, 2014

    she makes cute pop songs, tis is all. if i want to hear female rappers with talent, ill listen to nicki or azealia

  50. Chad November 3, 2014

    Who the f*** cares? Don’t like her s***, don’t listen to it.

    I know this m********* didn’t just diss Iggy and then talk about how skilled Bubba Sparxx redneck ass was. Get out of here with that mess.

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