Aussie Iggy’s bad rap for a music legend
IGGY Azalea is a woman who is not afraid to speak her mind — and now she has turned her acid tongue on rap superstar Eminem.
The Aussie has lashed out at the “lazy” legendary Slim Shady after he referred to her as a “ho” on his new song Killshot.
On the track Eminem — famous for hits such as Lose Yourself and Stan — raps: “You ain’t never made a list next to no Biggy, no Jay, next to Taylor Swift and that Iggy ho, you about to really blow.”
But Azalea wasn’t about to let this slide, lashing out in a series of cutting tweets.
“Diss songs shouldn’t be filled with celebrity name drops to pad out lazy bars,” she wrote, adding that she is “beyond prepared to be trolled for this opinion”.
“And that’s my unbiased opinion from a girl that watched this guy’s set and sung the words in the crowd. I’d think it regardless.
“One of the greatest to do it, I’m NOT in dispute about that. But I do think the name dropping thing has become a crotch.” Eminem has yet to respond to her criticism, though the Fancy singer copped some expected heat from his fans on social media — but she showed no signs of backing down. “Also let’s talk about why it’s lazy now; but wasn’t in the earlier work. The earlier stuff was crazy, twisted and creative,” she wrote. “This stuff feels more like picking names that fit easily into a rhyme scheme.” Eminem’s Killshot came out last Friday and is a “diss track” released in response to fellow rapper Machine Gun Kelly’s Rap Devil. The pair have feuded for several years. A sketch of Kelly’s face with a shooting target on his eyes features on the artwork for the single. Azalea, 28, has become as well known for her feuds with other musicians as she has for her own music. Her most infamous stoush was with controversial US rapper Azealia Banks. The pair have exchanged barbs since Banks tweeted negatively about Azalea’s 2011 track PU$$Y. But they appear to have buried the hatchet after announcing last year that they would be working together. Azalea’s fans were shocked but the star simply tweeted: “I dont expect you guys to understand why i would collaborate with someone who has publicly said they hope i die.”
Iggy Azalea has hit out at Eminem (above) for naming her on his new track. Main picture: Backgrid