Iggy Azalea is back…and just as clueless as ever.
The thing is, I find Iggy’s music to be fun and catchy, but even after her tumultous 2015 it still doesn’t feel like she’s taking any time to REALLY reflect on her choices: the surgeries, the twitter feuds, the black issues, any of it. She was interviewed by Elle Canada on the eve her second album release, Digital Distortion, and the girl kept defending her choices in a way that felt less self-aware than it should.
Anyhow, here are the highlights of the interview:
On managing her own social media: “I’m back. But this time I’ve given myself some rules so I don’t get too sucked in again. For me, what happened, not just on social media but with everything in my career, was like a whirlwind. I started to feel like I was losing control over my own life. And it wasn’t just how people began perceiving me or the stories that were written about me—it was everything. I just felt like I had lost control of the whole thing to the point where it was like being on this rocket and then suddenly realizing you aren’t even driving it anymore. It was really scary.”
On her relationship to the hip hop community: “So many people think that I don’t care about rap music and the community, but I absolutely care about it, to the core of my being. That’s why the Q-Tip incident annoyed me so much: Why do you think I need a history lesson? Because surely if I did know anything about hip hop, I wouldn’t mix pop and rap together? Or I wouldn’t rap in an American accent if I truly understood? I just have a different perspective about rap music. I love learning about hip hop, I love reading about it and I actually love having debates with other people about it.”
On rapping about social issues: “I think it’s important for music to reflect what is going on socially and for there to be those kinds of voices within the industry. But I want to be that person you can listen to for four minutes and not think about that stuff at all, and it’s important to have that too…. I’m not going to suddenly start rapping about political matters; it’s just not what I do. There are other great people who do that, like Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole. I’m not here to offer that commentary, but that doesn’t mean I don’t care. I don’t think everyone has to be everything—like, does Katy Perry have to start making songs about politics? I think it’s good to still be able to have a little fun.”
On getting plastic surgery: “I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that shit so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway…Everyone tells you that you should love your body the way it is, but then it is bad to say that you want to change something about yourself not because you want to look like someone else, just because you want to? What’s wrong with that?”
I’m not anti-plastic surgery, I just think we should examine (especially if you’re in your early 20’s and getting multiple procedures) WHY we get plastic surgery, and for WHOM. And WHY we’re making music, and for WHOM. To me, it doesn’t quite feel like the 25 year old is there yet.
Read the whole interview HERE, and let us know if you think Iggy’s turning over a new leaf…
Photo: Elle Canada