Aussie Iggy’s bad rap for a mu­sic leg­end

The Daily Telegraph (Sydney) - - News - KRIS CRANE

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

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