“Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”- Forbes Magazine

Excuse me, WHAT?

According to the magazine, Iggy has taken over the lane once dominated by Nicki Minaj after her debut album, The New Classic debuted at #3 on the Billboard charts, selling 52,000 copies.

In addition to her album’s success, just this past charting week she also became the first woman in hip hop to have two simultaneous hits in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100. Her single “Fancy (ft. Charli XCX)” has quickly risen the ranks to number three, and she is featured on the new Ariana Grande cut “Problem”, which debuted at the same ranking last week and is presently sitting at number four. It is rare for any artist to achieve such a feat, let alone a female rapper.


Iggy isn’t the first woman to find success in the genre, but she is the latest and currently the only one representing the gender on the charts. For the past several years, Nicki Minaj has been the prominent woman in hip hop, but it seems there has been a change. Not only has Minaj been oddly quiet for months, she has said she will no longer be releasing radio-ready pop/hip hop blends, instead going back to her pure rap roots, leaving a void to be filled by none other than Iggy.

{via Necole Bitchie}

THIS is the artist they are talking about.


Now. I won’t lie.  This was my first time actually watching the video and I think the “Clueless” concept is cute.  I liked it.  I still have yet to be able to listen to more than about 43 seconds of this song without changing the station when it comes on the radio though.  But that’s just me.  And truth be told, I’ll probably end up liking it about a month or so from now.

This is what I want everybody to do.  I want everybody to stop calling everything hip-hop…just because it’s someone rapping over a beat and they have tattoos and wear “urban” clothes. I want people to be able to distinguish hip hop from pop.  I’m not going to talk about her as an artist, because I honestly can’t listen to her music (there’s something about her voice…however I like her on Ariana Grande’s new song).

There is no way that in this point of her career, you can compare Iggy Azalea’s success to what Nicki Minaj has already done. This piece only shows that we are in a day and age where, if you aren’t releasing new music every single month, people tend to forget your previous accomplishments.


Like, what?

After the intense criticism, Forbes changed the title of their piece to, “Hip-Hop’s Unlikely New Star: A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.”  They also issued and apology.

The title of this article has been changed from its original version — “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” — because it did not accurately reflect the content of the piece. The author offers sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by it.

I mean, do they not have people to check these things out prior to publishing? Gotta be careful when you talking about who “runs” something… ONE album…and she’s “running” it? Tuh.

Here’s a video of her messing up a little bit on the Dancing With The Stars finale:

Annnnnd a video of her twerking…which may be why they consider her hip hop.

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