Halsey In Hot Water For Defending “Homophobic” Migos Star & Dragging Iggy Azalea

Published: Friday 23rd Jun 2017 by Sam

Candidness is encouraged in today’s day and age. However, it can also cause chaos – just ask Halsey.

The newcomer rose to prominence on The Chainsmokers smash ‘Closer’ and hit #1 recently with her album ‘Hopeless Fountain Kingdom.’

During a promo interview with The Guardian (who also secured “that” controversial Tinashe feature), the singer made notable comments about Migos star Quavo (who features on her LP).

Having caught flack for his homophobic comments, Halsey (who is bisexual herself) took up for him and defended his intent. She said:

“I think he’s misunderstood. Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct. I don’t think he’s inherently homophobic, I think he’s in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullshit but I can’t police everybody.”

When the interviewer suggests that her album is one space she can police, the biracial 22-year-old  used her response to take an unexpected jab at Iggy Azalea:

 “Yes, I can. and there’s a lot of people I wouldn’t put on my record. Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. Fucking moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”

As her words begun doing the rounds, it became clear that folk were not here for either of her comments. So much so that #HalseyIsCancelled begun to trend on Twitter.

Responding to the backlash, she took to Twitter to say…

She was oddly unapologetic in regards to Iggy, tweeting and subsequently deleting the following…

“The quavo comments taken out of an off record convo about music industry homophobia. NOT a defense. Don’t regret the Iggy comments sorry.”


Who put salt in her cereal?

Dragging Iggy is the definition of tired at this point and while she’s entitled to her views, they kinda feel catty for catty sake if she can’t be bothered to elaborate on why.

As for Migos, she’d have been better off manoeuvring away from the topic rather than that sloppy rationale.

Needless to say, someone clearly needs to sign up for Media Training 101.

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  1. Sam June 23, 2017

    I don’t agree with what Quavo has said and i’m not sure her interview was actually co signing with him, that being said i have an issue with how Quavo is taking the heat (and rightly so) but there are white media/entertainment people who are openly racist and seem to continuously get a pass. I would like an interview with Quavo to hear his views and how his views are formulated and why

    • PatienceHoney June 23, 2017

      You forget Thrump is in the white house. White Racist people now have a free pass.

  2. Fancy BISH June 23, 2017

    I never heard of her or Hopeless Fountain Toilet lol

    • Rosie June 23, 2017

      And no one has heard Switch or Mo Bounce, lmao.

      • Fancy BISH June 23, 2017

        lol, hey Miss Rosie..you came with the truth so I won’t clap back too hard on this hoee named Hellsy lol

  3. WordsWithSam June 23, 2017

    “I chose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it…” and “Honestly? I didn’t know Quavo made homophobic comments…” don’t really line up, sis.

    She sounds nasty and petty here. Her sound is not all that exciting, so when the initial hype around her dies shell find herself in the same boat as Iggy.

    • Mike Rey June 23, 2017

      I was just about to say that. Socially conscious artist’s do their due diligence before not only featuring an artist, but have the unabashed gall to defend someone… you don’t even know.

      • WordsWithSam June 23, 2017

        Yeah and after featuring on a Chainsmokers track, arguably the biggest douchebros in the industry. This is not a good look for her.

  4. Achooo! June 23, 2017

    The author of this blog articulate it all. I concur 100%

  5. DanYiel Iman June 23, 2017

    Who is this again? ??‍♂️

  6. Biting Truth June 23, 2017

    She shouldn’t have said anything period. Somebody is going to take it upon themselves to step on some wannabe righteous perch and complain. You don’t feed or respond to peoples SJW bull$h!t. That’s like throwing a piece of bread to a seagull. Let them be mad. Let them go on Twitter and hashtag about somebody being “cancelled.” It’s all silly. They’re like toddlers throwing tantrums, they’ll eventually tire themselves out.

    • Caleb June 23, 2017

      Hey you with your “SJW” how about you STFU?

  7. Francis June 23, 2017

    I like some of her songs, but the Iggy jab was unnecessary af.

  8. Avi June 23, 2017

    Wow. These names are becoming more and more abstract and random. Who the hell is Halsey and what the hell is a Quavo? I don’t know what sandbox you gotta play in to know these characters. This is like hearing about how Burgundy “dragged” Tangerine on Twitter… or that Blinds collaborated with Curtains on a remix of “Dark Room.”

    I’m officially out of touch, and you know what? I’m kind of glad.

    • PatienceHoney June 23, 2017

      Me too, I have no idea who any of these people are.

  9. PatienceHoney June 23, 2017

    Harpo who dis is???

    • Fancy BISH June 23, 2017

      lol yaaaaas

      • PatienceHoney June 23, 2017

        Is she or he supposed to be the cheap version of Katy HasBeen Perry??

  10. RihannaIsMadonna June 23, 2017

    Who’s this alien, people will run their mouths I am hopes of being relevant and “controversial” sit down E.T that overrated mess you was ft on is OVER and so are you FOH

  11. Yella June 23, 2017

    And I’m sick of this chick going after easy targets. Iggy is already down and out. Britney never engages in any sort of beef. She would never go toe-to-toe with relevant heavy hitters because she ain’t about that life. You have a problem with Iggy being a culture vulture but you’re literally sucking and f****** Machine Gun Kelly and associating yourself with Justin Bieber, b****? Get the entire f*** out of here witcho warbly ass voice.

    • Rosie June 23, 2017

      LMAO you sound so mad. Let it all out.

  12. Yella June 23, 2017

    Honey, you’re a label puppet and nothing more. Stop trying to position yourself to be some sort of woke empowering Tumblr princess, you’re just a confused little phony and it keeps blowing up in your face.

  13. Rosie June 23, 2017

    The only people upset about this still this morning is white gays on Twitter, they’re the only ones who still care about Iggy in 2017.
    She already apologized and said that she had no idea about the Quavo controversy when this interview took place. She has no interest in being friends or anything with him and corrected herself. This is a nonstory.

    • Caleb June 23, 2017

      Who are these white gays that supposedly still care about Iggy?

  14. SNF June 23, 2017

    White folks are so clueless… Do your research before you try to jump on the hip hop bandwagon… You tryna shade iggy but youre essentially doing the same thing…

    Side note: this new layout is trash

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