Iggy Azalea Claps Back At Macklemore After ‘White Privilege’ Diss

Published: Friday 22nd Jan 2016 by Sam

Well, that didn’t take long.

Macklemore are currently trending thanks to their candid new track ‘White Privilege II,’ which squarely takes aim at both Iggy Azalea and Miley Cyrus for appropriating Black culture.

Never one to let a dig or diss go unaddressed, Ms. I-GG-Y has spilled her thoughts on the matter. And needless to say, she wasn’t endorsing.

Her words after the jump…

Via Twitter:



Iggy is such a tricky topic; on the one hand one can’t but feel bad for the obvious bullseye that’s on her back. Yet, the reality is that it’s there largely due to her doing.

Had she navigated some of the early issues she faced better, it’s doubtful she’d be in this predicament (see: a diss adjective rather than an actual artist).

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  1. #TeamTinashe Stan January 22, 2016

    White people always trying to take away the attention from us….. smh.

    • Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB January 22, 2016


      • truth (Honey Adele is a FAT COTTAGE CHEESE eatn ho!) January 24, 2016


  2. AllHailMariah January 22, 2016

    She has every right to Defend herself. I can’t STAND This Bandwagoning Bullying goin on. Leave that ish in 2015?Iggy do YOU

    • ras January 22, 2016

      It’s so early in her career I hate that she keeps responding. She’s a “rapper”, she should be making diss tracks not twitter posts smh.

    • Hmmm… January 22, 2016

      The problem is not Iggy defending herself. The problem is the method by which she defends herself. Her inability to let her talent speak for itself screams “I don’t belong in the music industry”. People aren’t criticizing her high school talent show performance, they’re criticicizing her supposed professional “art”. Why is the only way she knows how to “defend” herself done via social media??? These are the tactics of someone whose music isn’t good enough to do the arguing for them. Because if your music was truly killing the game, you wouldn’t have to say a word.

    • January 23, 2016

      i’m not a fan of hers, but enough is enough,they should leave her the f-ck alone.it’s not like she is going around picking fights,i didn’t pay it any mind at first i thought it was just people doing the usual to the new chick.but it’s getting out of hand now, leave her alone,because alot of them who is talking sh!t about her is doign way worse and even worse behind the seen.

  3. Mo January 22, 2016

    I really doubt this article has 103 shares considering it was JUST PUT UP. Thatgrapejuice wants to call Iggy a fraud? K bye. This site is annoying now

    • What now January 22, 2016


  4. HailBeysus January 22, 2016

    LMAO!!! Its battle of the White Supremicists! Who will prevail and come out on top Reigning the Head of The Ku Klux HipHop Clan? Keep it tuned to TGJ and Twitter to find out!

    • Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB January 22, 2016

      The KKK is not a joke what my people went through was not a joke you dumb uneducated C U N T get a life outside of this site!

      • HailBeysus January 22, 2016

        Kiii im getting The Ku Klux Klan ganged rappped me tease from you h**!! Hahaha get out your feelings bitxh! You dont get to drag black woman and than cry wolf at a dumb kkk comment. The irony and self drag you dumb self hating HoneyChild crypt keeping looking drag 1st lesser gives!! I CANNOT!!!

      • Josie January 22, 2016

        That is the most disgusting and tasteless comment, not when thousands get r**** daily. Sorry but I will be getting your comment reported 🙂

      • Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB January 22, 2016

        Listen hear you H I Ve ridden power bottom I know you are not BLACK you just make out you are just to stick up for Theifyonce you know nothing about what black people in America have to go through on a daily basis and you want to make fun out of what my people went through and talk about the KKK like a joke death to your whole troll family die slow B i t c h e s

      • HailBeysus January 22, 2016

        @Josie Kii have fun with that. They’re thousands of cemments just like mine on TJG and still remain. I can agree it was tastless but some people need to be put in their place

      • HailBeysus January 22, 2016

        SCREAMING!!! How long you’ve been commenting for, like a week?? When i first came to TGJ i made it clear as day HOEE i was not black. So yes i dont know the struggles of a modern day black man/woman. But i do know the struggles of Native Americans who to this day and age are more deprived of things than any other race in this country. Are lands continue to be stolen for business deals. We are constantly in a fight with the government for them to hold up their end of deals that were promised. We are fighting to revive are cultural practices and language, which are hanging by a thread in most tribes. We are fighting to litteraly end 3rd world living conditions on numerous reservations. So yes huntea i know alot about being deprived of a white mans privilaged life. Kiii you thought you knew sweetie! Now take your 2nd grade education and troll elsewhere bitxh!!! You stay trying it with me but you never prevail.

      • Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB January 22, 2016

        Oh no honey you don’t get away with it that easily… Just because native Americans have suffered what is very sad you think that you can make fun out of the struggle that another race has and is still going through shows how stupid you are. Whites, blacks, Asians, green, blue what ever color someone is don’t give you the right to put another race down. How dare you joke about r*** and the KKK. So what race are you?

      • HailBeysus January 22, 2016

        DEATH GURL YOU DOING TOO MUCH HOEE! Dont play innocent like you havent came up in here calling everybody names. You are trying desperately to make the subject a race battle. Huntea i called two WHITE PEOPLE using black people culture to get a ahead in the game members of the KKHHC lmfaoooo!!! You doing way to much! Where did i degrade black people??? Where have i ever given a comment that degrades black people? Ill gladly wait for receipts hoeee! Ive only made fun of living conditions. Now about the rappe comment. Gurl sit the f*** down, you didnt address itthe first time, so dont bandwagon onJosie claim. You’re so desperate for attention hoeee I CANNOT! WHY HAVENT YOU CALLED OUT ANY OF THE OTHER COMMENTERS THAT HAVE LEFT RACISTS COMMENTS IN THE PAST?? Have several seats bitxh i done with you self dagging and self contradicting arguments. Look at them likes you’re the only one caught up in yo feelings!! Bye sweetie have fun stressing over me. (Kiss Kiss)

      • Nicki Minaj thee ONLY QB January 22, 2016

        You still ain’t told me what race your racist a*** is.

  5. Theman January 22, 2016

    Leave her alone. Bullies! This girl has worked very hard for what she has. If you aren’t a fan then go elsewhere..

    • Rihboy January 22, 2016

      Worked hard? Where? Must we start posting YouTube videos.. They ain’t do nothing but throw that girl on the wall like a cooked noodle to see if she would stick. Her match has burnt out. What happened to azillion? I don’t see her working hard to promote that garbage. She knows here time has come to pass, so piggy backing on social media shade is her resort

    • Linear January 22, 2016

      As if you get to tell people what to do. I’ll ‘leave her alone’ when I decide to.

  6. RASHAD January 22, 2016

    Meanwhile NOBODY in the hip-hop community accepts EITHER OF YOU LAMES!

    Eminem….. nobody else!

  7. Ughhhh January 22, 2016

    Even when she is minding her own business the poor girl can’t catch a break. At first I understood where everyone was coming from, but now it’s just getting old and hateful. The girl has a passion and drive to make music. She has a fan base and they like her music. Who is anyone to knock someone’s art because you don’t see it fitting in your gallery? Her art isn’t for you; you have every option to not listen or click a link about anything that has to do with her. Knocking someone’s dream is cruel. I find it even weaker when a group has to bash a single person when you can see they have already been kicked by the last person. I’m not even going to give attention to the Maklemore topic because that man is a walking contradiction. Let’s not even go back to how he used homosexuality for his personal gain.

    • MusicFan103 January 22, 2016

      Preach on, preach on! I don’t get why people go into pages/threads and such to continuously hate on people they allegedly do not like. Don’t they realize their time is valuable?

  8. LB January 22, 2016

    Sorry, I have to go with Igor on this one. In this case, she hasn’t done a damn thing and is still getting dissed.

  9. Barb-wire January 22, 2016

    Lmfao! I can’t at Macklemore and his sidekick acting like they’re above Iffy! Kiii bye ladies, y’all cut from the same cloth tho… *Plays FIRE SQUAD ~ J COLE*

  10. Ronnie January 22, 2016

    She’s going to get the last laugh because people love to support the underdog. Her following will grow and cheer her on. If everyone would have left her in 2014 she wouldn’t be talked about at all.

  11. mishanb January 22, 2016

    ppl hate iggy for not talking about blak problems and you have macklemore who does and he gets hated. really can’t make blacks happy

  12. King Mark111 /.\ January 22, 2016

    They are the same artist anyway… *eats popcorn* LB & Cent, y’all want some?

    • LB January 22, 2016

      Yes please

  13. Pat January 22, 2016

    Am I the only one appalled by the obsession people in this music industry have for Iggy Azalea? I’ve followed her since her mixtape days, she ain’t that bad trust me (My World, Slo, P****) just to name a few songs! The point I’m trying to make is, if she’s that bad or that much of a hypocrite then why even acknowledge her? The industry is the reason she’s not a one hit wonder and still relevant because they always feel need to bring her name up in songs and interviews! As far as Miley, I’m sorry but her dad is Billy Ray Cyrus, she ain’t going no f****** where!

    • Dev January 22, 2016

      I don’t need to trust you as i have perfectly good working ears. If you like her then great! but i think her lyrics are trash and her flow/accent contrived.

      • Pat January 22, 2016

        Ummmm, who gives a f***, lmao…U didn’t even have to reply to this.

  14. I Don’t Stan January 22, 2016

    I don’t care about any of this never did can we just leave her alone pls. I can’t believe ima say this but can we have another bey or rih post.

  15. Jem January 22, 2016

    Iggy’s name is apparently too easy to call. Must be something pretty special about her that the haters can’t seem to forget her name. They call her name for a come up or attention. The poor fools are just making themselves her hired extra PR. They contribute to her elevation and relevance. Good for Iggy. She should let the music speak for itself. The greatest diss is no acknowledgement.

  16. Fancy BISH January 22, 2016

    Macklemore is just frustrated because he’s had a FEW FLOPS *Janet Hubert voice* lol…WACK lead song Downtown, WACK buzz song with Ed Sheeran, and here comes the wack album to house both FLOP songs…the new album is appropriately titled This Unruly Mess I’ve Made…and should I mention that this new song is a sequel to a song that was on his flop SOLO album from 2005 that sold all of 15,000 COPIES? Macklemore should make a song called Dances With Wolves next…or maybe The Blind Side? lol He needs to be worried about Twentyone Pilots…they are slowly stealing his thunder…Stressed Out sounds like pre-writer’s block Macklemore…so is it time to go back to buying clothes at the Thrift Shop? *Carrie Bradshaw voice* 🙂

    • Pat January 22, 2016

      *A few flops* lmao!!

  17. Authentic January 22, 2016

    This race talk is making my head hurt!!! Like damn that’s all we talk about these days…I don’t care who doesn’t like what I said, this is how I feel ??

    • Danzou January 22, 2016

      You’re an idiot. “All we talk about these days” as if this hasn’t been a problem over the last 400 years.

  18. Weezy Tha Goat January 22, 2016

    Both of them are lame as hell. Eminem, Logic and Mac Miller are the only white rappers I liesten to.

  19. Dev January 22, 2016

    Not really a clapback and more of a response. Her record label spent the past 3 years having convo’s and taking pictures and their feelings seem to be similar…

  20. Navy Nick January 22, 2016

    I don’t get the hate towards her, even her hip hop was fun hip pop (like Macklemore). I just don’t get the shade…. I like them both, I don’t compare them to biggie or pac; do you, enjoy life and let all this hate go people…

  21. asdfghjkl January 22, 2016

    Macklemore is weak as hell. He is taking potty attacks at white women. He didn’t call out any other white rappers like Enimem or Mac Miller because he is petty and took a weak shot. And it’s funny how his song title sums up his career (white privlege)

  22. Avi January 22, 2016

    Does Macklemore honestly believe that he is better than her? The both of them are fake and aspire to be mediocre, while getting way more attention/notoriety than they should.

    On a side note: I’m tired of seeing shots fired at Iggy. Not because I think she doesn’t deserve them, but because it makes her look like a victim, and allows her to garner undeserved sympathy that keeps her around. If she was ignored, she’d fade away.

  23. Danzou January 22, 2016

    The irony is that macklemore is appropriating appropriation itself just for attention. What makes white people feel the need to have an opinion on issues that don’t affect them? I don’t get it. Why does society listen to white people when they say something black people have been saying for over 400 years now? What the Hell?

  24. Music all the way January 22, 2016

    Stop addressing all the negativity being thrown at you,let your work do the talking honey…

    • Danzou January 22, 2016

      That’s exactly it…her work ain’t s.hit.

  25. Tyler Makiavelli January 22, 2016

    Let them eat cake!
    As long as our black artists aren’t beefing, I dont give two shits. Just being honest
    F*** Macklemore and Iggy. Neither one of their no talented privileged asses gets any cool points from me.
    So bye!

  26. Danny Bey January 22, 2016

    But it wasn’t even a diss? He was speaking the truth. And the fact that she can’t realize that and take herself or of the equation and look at the heart of what he’s saying proves his point. Girl bye. In other words, it’s about you but not really about you.

  27. ???Chile, leave my weave at the door and don’t steal it like those broke ass barb stans??? January 22, 2016

    That’s fine! Go ahead and help throw her under the bus like y’all aren’t helping to contribute to the issue of whitewashing too. Especially after how their latest single FREE FELL down the Hot 100 and that album release date arriving soon, they know good and well that they’re just trying to start some mess to get people thinking about them again. You already had your chance at the Grammy’s. Be prepared because it WON’T happen again.

  28. Chillitsjustpizza January 22, 2016

    I wanna hear Mikey Cyrus response kii☺☺☺☺. So when he wins a Grammy for this song I wanna hear his speech lmfao. First it was gay rights now black lives matter to u macklemoore.???

  29. CL says Hello Bi+ches January 22, 2016


  30. TrinaAllDay January 23, 2016

    I dont even know who mackelmore is?….
    I do know who Iggy is though, so that by itself says alot.

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