Rah Digga Says Iggy Azalea Isn't Hip Hop


Yesterday, a parody Twitter account tricked more than a few people into thinking Iggy Azalea had declared herself the queen of rap (and Macklemore the king.)

It may have been a joke, but it led us to pose the somewhat more serious question of where Azalea ranks on Hip Hop's royal hierarchy.

We know now Rah Digga's answer. The former Flipmode Squad member wouldn't rank Azalea anywhere, because she doesn't consider the cartoonishly proportioned Australian to be Hip Hop at all.

"Iggy Azalea, I can’t really get into her," Digga said in an interview with ThisIs50. "Because it’s just not real to me."

“I don’t consider [Azalea] Hip Hop," she continued. "I listen to her album. Everything that I hear on there is everything but [Hip Hop.] Hip Hop is representative of this: to inform and empower inner city youth. I’m fine with anybody’s race, creed, or color participating, but don’t ever forget what it was created for in the first place.”

Then she went on to make a more veiled dig at Azelea by supporting fellow femcee Nicki Minaj's BET Award speech in which she challenged rappers who don't write their own lyrics.

"That’s the problem. They’re too many passes being given," Rah explained. "When did it become wrong to call out people that don’t write their own rhymes? When did that become a crime in Hip Hop?"

T.I., who is Azelea's mentor and sometime producer, has been accused of ghost writing Azalea's lyrics,  a charge  he's always denied.

But if those are T.I.'s ryhmes that Azealea has been spitting would that make her more or less Hip Hop?

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