Read: Iggy Azalea Says She Is A Mix Of Fergie, Lil Kim, Trina…and Christina Aguilera

Published: Saturday 6th Dec 2014 by Rashad
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Since the success of her breakout hit ‘Fancy,’ the lens has truly been on Iggy Azalea.

Despite launching a host of hits from her debut album ‘The New Classic,’ rap’s new girl on the block has not exactly received the warmest of welcomes from the genre’s current tenants.  In just one year she’s broken Lil Kim‘s record for longest run at #1 on the Hot 100 and even bested nemesis Nicki Minaj by receiving an American Music Award win and Grammy nod during her first official era.

Be that as it may, Azalea’s wins are consistently questioned (as is her credibility).  While some have been led some to label her this generation’s Vanilla Ice, the Aussie rapstress seems to take the scrutiny in stride.  In a recent interview with Billboard, read below how she addresses the “haters,” has love for her female rap foremothers, and more:

Iggy Azalea on BECOMING A RAP SUPERSTAR:

“I don’t know one girl my age who isn’t a fan of rap music. We have very few characters that we can identify with, so it’s cool I get to be one of those girls.”

Iggy Azalea on HER IDENTITY: 

“I’ve always loved Fergie and Gwen Stefani. I loved Eve and Lil’ Kim and Missy Elliott. I loved Trina and Christina Aguilera as well. I wanted to be a mix of all of them, which I think I am — I hope!”

Iggy Azalea on CRITICISM:

“I can rap. I first rapped probably when I was 13. Everything gets so scrutinized now. We have so many outlets that it’s hard sometimes to just be normal.”

 

 

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  1. Slay_Hive December 6, 2014

    B**** BYEEEEE!!!!!

    • You tried December 6, 2014

      You HATERZ with NO LIVES need to get You SOME! TGJ at least she is humbly telling the truth about her INSPIRATIONS! We all have them including that other CHICK who refuses to admit that she wanted/Wants to be YOUKNOWHO. … JUST SAYING. IGGYS CREDIBILITY LIES IN ALL HER HATERS MOUTH INCLUDING THIS SITE WHO BY THE WAY “NEVER MISSES A BEAT TO BRING I.G.G.Ys NAME UP”!

    • You tried December 6, 2014

      True T is she SHOULDNT BE THE ONLY ONE ADMITTING SHE IS A “MIX OF LIL KIM…” As TGJs HEADLINE HAD TO “HEADLIGHT”. … BUGS COME FOR ME AND I WILL SWATT ALL U H**s!!

      • FAF December 7, 2014

        You mean how she gave the h** her props until she started hating??? yeah thought so

    • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. December 6, 2014

      You mad because Iggy Iggz is paying respect to the Queen of Rap Lil’ Kim and not stealing her entire swag and dissing her at the same time like that stink pussÿ Trindadian ho Flopnika Garbaj?

      Iggy Azalea has come to snatch every hair on Flopnika Garbaj’s body. From her edges to her stank bushy pussÿ hairs. Fùçk outta here. Team Lil’ Kim all day, and I rock with people who rock with the Queen, so TEAM IGGY IGGZ TOO!

      • FAF December 7, 2014

        She better they have the same ghost writer

  2. BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

    yawn shut the hell up UGGLY you will never be like none of the women you named number 1 you lack something they all have which is TALENT And two Certified selling albums 🙂

  3. Teacher December 6, 2014

    She’s much better the lil kim or Trina i’ll give her that. still hate her tho.

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      if you think she’ better than those women then you need your dumb ass beat

      • BeyHIVe’s Wig Snatcher December 6, 2014

        Sis, Teacher was saying that nonsense for attention. You feel for her thirst trap.

  4. Machyne December 6, 2014

    Wigger please…

  5. TheElusiveLamb December 6, 2014

    LMAOOOOO! I OFFICIALLY like Iggy now. None of the artists I stan for have made me laugh and smile that hard. Even though now I think about it, w/ all of the criticism she faces, I guess she is a fighter. 🙂

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PstrAfoMKlc&sns=em

  6. Rima December 6, 2014

    Her music slays Trina, And Kim and Christina are irrelevant.

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      the general public says other wise trina, xtina and lil kim all have certified albums ugly still hasn’t reached gold hahahah

  7. Kitty December 6, 2014

    eww. What is that thing?

  8. Beysus December 6, 2014

    Ugh whatever… You’re still an annoying Australian rapper with a fake Southern accent on crap songs and a fake ass!!!! BYEEE!!!! And take your undeserving Grammys with you since you’ll likely win them… #popularitycontest…

    • Yes. December 6, 2014

      Exactly. Grammy awards have become a popularity contest rather than talent. That’s how Beyonce got/paid for all hers.

      • FAF December 6, 2014

        @yes !!!!!!!

  9. Stan 4 Music December 6, 2014

    Im glad Iggy keeps her head up even tho everyones been hating on her.

    • KissMeKaty December 6, 2014

      You don’t think it’s weird that ALL these celebs are hating on her. She’s shady behind the scenes and people know it.

  10. WhenItComesToBey December 6, 2014

    This girl really thinks blonde haired girls with white skin are in the minority? And when it comes to rapping? The fact she has to say “i can rap” is proof that she cannot. Nobody would question her skills if she actually had any.

  11. SnowBunny December 6, 2014

    Don’t get me wrong, I’m no Iggy fan/stan, but why so much hate? I remember around this time last year everyone hated Nicki, now everyone loves her as soon as Iggy pops up lol. I think Iggy is fun and cute and doing her thing without bothering anyone else. All the hate ALMOST makes me wanna be a fan.

    • OnikaSaidJump December 6, 2014

      Everyone hated Nicki? No dear, Nicki has LOUD haters but everyone else is either indifferent or a stan. How else did she sell 1 million albums in a month?

      • SnowBunny December 6, 2014

        Huh? Last time I checked her last album didn’t even push one million units. People were hating on her HARD. Calling her “fake,” “pop” and so many other things. That’s why she wanted to make a “hip hop classic” album which is shaping up to be PF Part II.

      • Yazmine December 6, 2014

        Nicki did not sell a million first month that album went platinum due to shipments dumbass get your facts straight and stop relying on Wikipedia for reciepts

      • Spicey December 6, 2014

        Nicki did nit sell a million albums in a month stop relying on wikipedia for reciepts
        *2 Nicki Minaj – Pink Friday 375,000 1 week 375,000 #2
        8 (-6) Pink Friday 103,000 -73% 2 weeks 478,000 #2
        6 (+2) Pink Friday 82,000 -20% 3 weeks 560,000 #2
        *8 (-2) Pink Friday 97,000 +18% 4 weeks 657,000 #2
        *8 (=) Pink Friday 133,000 +37% 5 weeks 790,000 #2
        a month and the total tally does not equal a million

    • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

      THEY ARE INTIMIDATED BY IGGY AND SO IS SICKI

    • Christian December 6, 2014

      People (mostly black) hate Iggy because she’s WHITE. she makes the same music as Nicki but I don’t hear or see yall calling Nicki a sellout. The prejudice is disgusting and unnecessary.

    • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. December 6, 2014

      Everyone loves Flopnika Garbaj? Which brand of crack cocaine are you smoking? Ain’t nobody riding for that stink pusśy Trinidadian ho! Even her man Safaree got tired of being knocked out by the disgusting smell that comes from inbetween Flopnika’s legs and went for a woman whose pusśy is CLEAN. There wasn’t enough cars that Flopnika could buy him that could keep him suffering through Flopnika’s dumpster juice smelling pumpum.

  12. Slay_Hive December 6, 2014

    I’m sorry but I just don’t see it! This chick is a joke

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      right she’s nothing more than a one hit wonder I don’t see her being popular in the next 3 years

    • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

      YOUR A JOKE F***** GO GET TESTED AND STOP TROLLING ON THE QUEENS POSTS YOU DYING QUEEN

      • Slay_Hive December 6, 2014

        LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOO B**** u mad aint ya??? U and this b**** a joke! Death @ “Queen” 😀 😀 😀

  13. Beysus December 6, 2014

    The Non Classic and Uncertified still aren’t Gold yet… *sips tea*

    • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

      PRETTY HURTS
      XO
      PARTITION
      FLAWLESS REMIX
      7/11
      ALL SAYS HI…..

      • Beysus December 6, 2014

        Bey’s AOTY nomination for a critically acclaimed, x2 platinum album says BYE B****!!!

  14. Vega December 6, 2014

    The worst thing to happen to the music industry since auto tune.

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      *the worst thing to happen to the industry since katy perry*

      • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

        COMING FROM A WHOREANNA STAN LOL

      • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

        yawn is that all you can say how many times have people said that …. in the end RIH doesn’t have to cling to only 1 number 1 because she has 13 and she has 7 (soon to be 8) certified platinum albums iggy cant even get certified PAPER

  15. Kitty Puurrzz December 6, 2014

    I love my Iggy but b**** Xtina??? Really Iggy?

  16. OhHiGwen December 6, 2014

    If Iggy is as popular as she thinks she is WHY OH WHY did her new EP sell 11k? Some say “oh it’s only a rerelease”, but who records brand new songs and goes on a promo train if they expect their rerelease to flop? Nobody.
    Don’t be fooled by payola girls, it gets these girls high profiles and hit singles but can’t get them a fan base.
    Tuh Huh (Hazel E voice)

  17. BionicGlam December 6, 2014

    She released two albums this year and none of them went Gold. Yet people say she’s a huge megastar? Something doesn’t add up. Reclassified so few copies that HDD didn’t even bother to publish it sales because it didn’t even make the Top 50. So please, don’t EVER compare yourself to Christina again.

    • Stan 4 Music December 6, 2014

      Sucks that Christina is completely irrelevant these days

  18. yandy December 6, 2014

    Who?

  19. MileyRider December 6, 2014

    Iggy is the Queen of Hip Hop no other females can say that about their first era having a consecutive 9 wks #1 on the hot 100 and being nominated for several Grammys and other awards. Nikki’s fans are just mad that they can’t say the same thing. They can only talk about album sales that does below Gold first week. ROTFUCKINGFLOOR

    • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

      LOL U PRESSED SICKI STAN CREATING MULTIPLE CORNY TROLL USERNAMESLIKETHIS TO HATE ON IGGY YOUR PATHETIC

      • LIL’ KIM IS THE G.O.A.T. December 6, 2014

        They are fücking steam pressed!!!!

    • ULTRAVIOLENCE.X December 6, 2014

      So true. Girl you’re going to get attacked tho lol.

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      she’s a joke and your a joke look at who you stan for the only thing iggy can cling to is fancy she doesn’t have a commercially successful or critically acclaimed album she’s a FLOP

    • Lana Del Be December 6, 2014

      My dear, Iggy can have that title if she wants. But seeing as this is the MUSIC BUSINESS, Nicki will always come out on top.
      Why? People take Nicki’s music seriously even when they’re bashing it. And 2? People BUY Nicki’s music.
      Iggy is the Queen of Radio because DefJam got her the On The Verge deal which made CC play her song 150 times a week. If you want to believe that being played 150 times a week by the biggest radio station owner in the country had nothing to do with her singles success that’s between you and your stupidity.

      By the way, since you love to talk about numbers so much, can you explain why nobody bought Reclassified?

      • Jhené Aiko Stan December 6, 2014

        That shade doesn’t work boo. Last I checked, Fancy was closing in on 4 million in the U.S. That’s the same as Super Bass and Starships. Black Widow sold over 1.4 million and Beg For It is holding steady in the top 20 on iTunes. Iggy’s album sales aren’t even that bad considering most rappers peak at 350k these days. Iggy is at 420k in the US and still selling. She’s moving units. Nicki barely scanned gold with Pills N Potions and platinum with Anaconda. Bed of Lies isn’t doing so hot and neither is the PinkPrint on iTunes. Nicki use to sell but that was back in 2012 when albums still went platinum.

  20. Fairy J.Blige December 6, 2014

    Some chicks can sing but can’t sell and some chicks can’t sell but can’t sing. Iggy is a new breed, she’s not good at what she’s supposed to be good at (rapping) and cannot sell and it’s not even up for debate, she LITERALLY cannot sell anything besides $1 singles.
    I’m not dragging for dragging’s sake but receipts are receipts. Show me proof she has a real fan base and I’ll shut my mouth. Until then, 11k…..

    • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

      MARYS LATEST ALBUM IS GON SELL 30K SO STFU

  21. IGGY INC December 6, 2014

    THE SAME TIRED HATERS HATING AS USUAL LOL WATCH IGGYS SALES EXPLODE WHEN SHE WINS THAT GRAMMY WHILE NICKI WALKS AWAY EMPTY HANDED AND STRUGGLING

    • x December 6, 2014

      even if her fake ass wins the Grammy, she will still suck and her album still won’t be gold.

  22. The Tea December 6, 2014

    She has taken Rihanna’s place as a singles artist. b*tch couldn’t move albums if the record label gave them away for the free.

  23. Kingofhearts December 6, 2014

    Most of y’all that sit around and rant about these artists have done NOTHING. NOTHING WITH YOUR LIVES.

    • x December 6, 2014

      we sure don’t and Uggly’s album still won’t see that gold certification.

  24. MileyRider December 6, 2014

    How am I a nikki garbaj stan when I said IGGY IS THE FUKKING QUEEN OF HIP HOP! PLS READ!

    • IGGY INC December 6, 2014

      REPLIED TO THE WRONG PERSON DEAR

  25. Applause December 6, 2014

    Rather be a singles artist than a legit flop like kelly rowland or christina aguilera

    • ronnoc December 6, 2014

      please h** stfu. xtina didn’t become a “flop” until 11 years in the busines. iggy is 1 album in and couldn’t sell an album for free if she tried.

  26. MileyRider December 6, 2014

    I hope Iggy n Miley perform at the Grammys!!!!!!!

    • Applause December 6, 2014

      Omg imagine if Miley debuted her first single on the show

  27. ChakaYonce December 6, 2014

    I’ll put it like this. You don’t think Vanilla Ice got this much love from the press when Ice Ice Baby dropped? Iggy is cute and harmless but her fans have got another thing coming if they think she’ll ever be a REAL threat to Nicki.
    So while you keep on in your delusions, I’ll keep on buying Nicki’s music (singles AND albums) and tickets to her tours.

  28. Michael Jackson Queen of pop December 6, 2014

    Too bad she can’t sell album like those women

  29. ok December 6, 2014

    pls she didn’t best Nicki’s era… Nicki was nominated for grammys in the same year she was out with luda…and remember she released late and Iggy released early….Nicki two albums are ama awardees and she has won all her ama norms…pls I don’t see what igloo is winning

  30. Realest December 6, 2014

    She seems madd cool and most of all, humble. Like Mary J.Blige said to Christina Aguilera about her and Britney, early in their career:

    “Britney Spears may not be able to sing better than you but she’s respectful and knows how to treat people”

    You got a lot of pressed b****** on this post over some lil ol white chick, like the rest of he game is just OOOOOZING with raw talent and Iggy is so out of place. i never hate on a b**** who’s doing their things and MAKING MORE COINS THAN I …

    • x December 6, 2014

      That because you’re weak and a lame flop like Uggly…..

    • Slay_Hive December 6, 2014

      LOL I don’t think anyone is pressed over Iggy. We just see through the bull. She is PHONEY!! She talks with an australian accent but raps like she’s from the projects of Bankhead. She is using rap culture to get ahead and it’s a mockery. I can care less how much coin she makes. ( Which probably isn’t much since she doesn’t sell albums or tour) 😉

      • Slay_Hive December 6, 2014

        *PHONY

  31. Arua December 6, 2014

    I’d take Miley over this long faced bent anyday 23 is still my jam.

  32. Realest December 6, 2014

    She seems madd cool and most of all, humble. I could see myself in California, Chillin with her cracking jokes! Like Mary J.Blige said to Christina Aguilera about her and Britney, early in their career:

    “Britney Spears may not be able to sing better than you but she’s respectful and knows how to treat people”

    You got a lot of pressed b****** on this post over some lil ol white chick, like the rest of he game is just OOOOOZING with raw talent and Iggy is so out of place. i never hate on a b**** who’s doing their things and MAKING MORE COINS THAN I …

  33. Cynthia Slayme December 6, 2014

    Nicki was able to build real hype BEFORE her debut dropped. Did Iggy? Maybe that’s why she hasn’t got any fans.

  34. Lil kim (The Queen of push backs and pay pal honey and flop mixtapes) December 6, 2014

    To bad she won’t see the certifications that those ladies have seen

    • Spicey December 6, 2014

      Fancy and black widow are certified so point is what?

  35. Anon December 6, 2014

    I know someone who engineered some of the songs on her album and they spilled the tea. They told me that she doesn’t write her own songs and is mad that people get at her for it because she has the same ghost writer as another big rapper who everyone thinks writes their own songs too.

    • Tyler December 6, 2014

      Who’s this other “big rapper”? Continue to spill lol

  36. Nicki is queen!!! December 6, 2014

    I was in tears when I saw this on Twitter, TEARS! This b**** LMFAOOOO
    Watch Iggy Azalea Nothing Like Me then tell me there’s similarities LOL! Pshh about rapping when she was 13, she was throwing shrimp on the barbie watching Neighbours, don’t try it

  37. Barbie’s World™ December 6, 2014

    Okay, she has 1 hit song and the media is trying to make her bigger then what she is. How did that work out for her album sales?

  38. Mr Yea ok December 6, 2014

    Iggy career is the epitome of smoke and mirrors but I’m not mad at her. Get money. I laugh thinking about how this girl speaks with an Australian accent and then raps like she from the ghetto lmao. It’s comedy to me. Waiting on her to win a Grammy tho just so I can troll the barbz. I am NOT here for anaconda winning a Grammy. That thing she called a rap song is a disgrace.

    • x December 6, 2014

      if she win that Grammy she still gonna get dragged nd what?

  39. Yas Mam December 6, 2014

    Has ha album been certified concrete yet? Everybody she name has talent and certifications

  40. IGGY INC December 6, 2014

    YALL RAGGING ON IGGY SALES BUT NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT NICKI ALBUM SHE WONT EVEN OUTSELL J COLE

    • Igloo Australia December 6, 2014

      and when it does you better go into hiding sis, the dragging will be epic…

  41. Nicki is queen!!! December 6, 2014

    Ugh do you have to moderate me

  42. North West Stan December 6, 2014

    Nicki Will sell 85-95k bookmark me …. she releasing on a Monday for a extra day of sales. Maybe 100k if she’s lucky kiii

  43. Tyler December 6, 2014

    Who dat? Who dat? I-G-G-BYE

  44. Andrew December 6, 2014

    Iggy’s the new queen of urban pop. She’s this years MILEY!

  45. kp December 6, 2014

    BlACKS CHILL THE F*** OUT IGGY IS AMAZING. SHE CAN RAP AND IS BREAKING RECORDS.YOU CANT STAND THAT A WHITE WOMAN IS TAKING OVER.YOU WANT EQUALITY O DAMN MUCH BUT CANT DISH. IT OUT.YOU HAVE TO PUT UP FAKE TWITTER POST. AS IGGY CALLING BLACKS N****** AND REFERENCING. FERGUSON.GIVE IT A REST SHE SIT OVER NICKI AND AT THE TOP AND IF YOU LISTEN TO THE NEW CLASSIC AND RECLASSIFIED YOU’D. SEE WHY

    • x December 6, 2014

      Stop with the race card please, this is a talent issue not a race issue. Iggy has no talent and has all of her raps written for her. now dismiss yourself for writing in all caps like you’re Kanye West and also saying that Iggy is amazing…

  46. Cali Kush December 6, 2014

    The media needs to stop trying to make her better then what she is. Okay she has 1 generic number 1 song and that’s because no one major was releasing any music during that time. you never hear them mention her album sales

  47. Mark111 December 6, 2014

    I’m sorry, but what she’s saying is true. My white friends listen to hip hop WAY more than I do. And say whay you want, but they all love underground rappers such as Wu Tang, Three Six Mafia, Pac and so on. So I get it, I forget that she’s only 21. So she came up fresh in the Em and Missy days. I hear Eve mixed with Da Brat more than anything. But she shouldn’t be called a rapper when I still haven’t heard one rap song from her, hell she’s basically Ke$ha and Fergie.

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      kasha maybe but fegie no fegie is way more talented than that ugly FLOPZALEA

    • BeyRihLiyah December 6, 2014

      kesha maybe but shes nothing like fergie , fergie is way more likeable and talented than UGGLY FLOPZALEA

  48. North West Stan December 6, 2014

    Y’all pressed lol

  49. DanitySlain December 6, 2014

    Someone said Nicki didn’t sell 1 million first month. Check your receipts because she did.

  50. DanitySlain December 6, 2014

    Someone said Nicki didn’t sell 1 million first month. Check your receipts because she did.Not on shipments but actual sales.

    • HighwayUnicorn December 6, 2014

      She did 375k first week and then 625k in the three weeks that followed.

  51. BeyxMaraj December 6, 2014

    BET>>> Grammy

  52. LB December 6, 2014

    Well she does have a point, white people like whack rappers like Wokka Flocka, Tyga, Soulja Boi, Childish Gambino, Jay-Z (after Kanye West stopped ghost writing his rhymes), Two Chainz, Pitbull/Flo Rida (and I use the term rapper losely with these two clowns), Future, Big Sean, Lil Wayne….and many of those other joke rent-a-rapper who won’t last past their first hot single rubbish.

    Whereas most black people listen to real rappers like Nas (replays one mic), Kanye West, Eminem (though he is crossover with both white and black, what sort of slayage), Kendrick Lemar, Tech N9ne, Papoose, Lecrae, Drakeisha (mostly women, also cross over, slay ma slay), and rap legends.

    Anyway many of those rent-a-rapper will not last, much like Xzhibit, DMX, Ja Rule, Jada-Kiss, Twista, Mystikal, Chingy, Q-Tip, Rich boy and many of those flavor of the month joke of a “who’s d*** did you suck do get a record deal because you sure didn’t do it with your “talent”” wannabe Tupac/Biggie rappers.

  53. LB December 6, 2014

    And Nicki Minaj is a f****** joke, the fact that Anaconda got nominated for a Grammy is credence enough that the EBT awards >>> Grammy’s.

    The Grammy’s, which is now struggling for viewership is now a popularity contest where BeyDobe can buy nominations. What will it take to bring credibility back to what once was a respectable institution?

    The Grammy’s risks going the way of the Soul Train/Source Awards.

  54. Rosie December 6, 2014

    All she said was those women were her inspirations. She isn’t trying to brag and be unnecessarily cocky like a certain other female.

  55. BOOBIE December 6, 2014

    I HAVE NEVER BEEN MORE OFFENDED IN MY LIFE! SOMEONE STOP THIS GIRL

  56. Fancy BISH December 7, 2014

    I just be laughing at how Iggy keeps winning by doing her own little thing, despite the criticisms…it’s funny, cause she’s obviously staying in her own lane with moderate album sales….yet EVERYBODY knows her, and her fans are still a smaller crowd…you can easily ignore her, but for some reason you can’t….why is that? Cause Iggy got it BISH, she’s unique…her look is different…her persona is different…it’s obviously intimidating to some, even offensive…lol, well keep paying attention to her, she might win you over…what a difference one year can make….so proud of Iggy…2015 is gonna get real interesting 😉 She’s putting out her second album next year, hopefully she puts a little Beastie Boys/Rick Rubin sound on there…some explicit Madonna, offensive stuff…and of course, some 80’s style Salt N’ Pepa…make a fun album….oh, and maybe a hot rap ballad, like LL and Foxy puts out…not them NyQuil sleeper ballads Nicki puts out…. #IGGY #DefJam

  57. POR December 7, 2014

    Queen Iggy <3 luv ha

  58. sleazy December 7, 2014

    she is a mix of vanilla ice and milli vanilli bye gorl

  59. ok December 7, 2014

    pls Iggy fancy has not reached superbass or starships in sales..look up current stats

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