Iggy Azalea has been quite the whipping girl as of late. In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the Australian import tackled the charge of cultural appropriation that is being increasingly hurled at her, and said she thinks things would be different if she didn't have a vagina.
Do you think it's weird for a white Australian girl to be a rapper? Iggy Azalea: Well, I never thought it was strange. If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem—they've all basically done black music. I felt this wasn't that far from what we've seen in music history over and over again. Do you think the criticism aimed at you is misogynistic? Well, they don't say that stuff about Macklemore. So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina.It's not entirely true that Macklemore escapes cultural appropriation criticism. But, no doubt, Iggy gets it much worse. (And, no doubt, Macklemore is more aware of what bothers some folks about his skin color.)
Does Iggy deserve her treatment? Or is this a case of everyone picking on the girl?