The usually blond Iggy Azalea is looking a little darker in parts of her new video for "I Am The Strip Club".
The mean girls and guys and Twitter saw what they thought to be a change in tone and accused her of blackfishing.
And again, the way industries normalize blackfishing is wild AF. https://t.co/h2kkotmJBn— Mikki Kendall (@Karnythia) July 3, 2021
Every other race in the world wants to be Black.— Crab Leg Luxury. (@ScottieBeam) July 2, 2021
Knowing you can’t compete where don’t compare must be tough.. i cannot relate. https://t.co/QGB6maYy0c
They really don’t make white women in shades of eggshell or ivory anymore https://t.co/CU8i7aosds— 5hahem (@shaTIRED) July 2, 2021
You mean Niggy Azalea?? https://t.co/1AxyN1NS5x— 🄼🅄🅅🄰 🅂🄰🅃🅄🅁🄽 🇻🇨🪐🔮 (@edenofnubian) July 2, 2021
white woman of color https://t.co/yMnnV0FKZ2— mundinho bota puere (@miran__ds) July 2, 2021
Iggy had something to say about that.
“I mean anyone online trying to reach and create an issue because I wore a black wig. Don’t even start," she typed on Twitter. “The internet stay trying to read into sh*t that’s really not that deep. Those people is anyone that has a problem with the fact I wore a black wig and performed in a dimly lit room but have nothing to say about the same makeup in other scenes… not hard to understand. I can’t care about something that ridiculous and baseless. I’m wearing a shade 6 in armarni foundation, it’s the same shade I’ve worn for the last 3 years. It’s the same shade in every music video since sally Walker. Suddenly I wear a black wig in a club scene & its an issue. I don’t see an issue with Sally Walker, started, f*ck it up, Sip it, Brazil or any other look in this music video being spoken about in that way. It’s the same foundation, so anyone who wants to reach can go ahead – y’all (weirdos online to clarify) love to do that, continue!
Or maybe the internet could watch my music video and see for themselves instead of tryna dog me because a random page I have nothing to do with posted an edit? Leave me be, I don’t bother anyone, ppl stay tryna create sh*t outta nothing online. Just BORED.
F*cking hell. It’s always an issue, when it’s ME. I mind my business – just leave me be. Ppl on here love to twist what I do and say and it’s pointless. It changes nothing about my life.”
What do you think?