Rapper MC Lyte has come to the defense of Iggy Azalea. The rapper has received her fair share of criticism, and the rap legend went on the air to show her support for Azalea. “Iggy’s style is different. You know, people want to get on her because of wherever she’s from,” Lyte told radio station Hot 97. She continued,”Wherever she’s from really doesn’t matter. She has a love of the craft- of the art. Hip hop is universal, no color lines.”
Azalea’s rap voice has come into question by a few of her fellow musicians, who believe the Australian rapper’s southern-style accent is fake. “Every time we see an English actor, they are putting it on to act like an American. It’s a job you know. But with Iggy, I think she catches a lot of heat because she’s so damn confident,” Lyte stated. The rapper added,”It’s a catch twenty-two. You wanna be humble but if you’re too humble, they’ll tear you up. She’s caught between a rock and a hard place.”
Despite all of the negativity surrounding Azalea, the rapper’s career hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down. Azalea and Britney Spears recently collaborated on a song named “Pretty Girls.” The two artists will premiere their new single by performing at the Billboard Music Awards on May 17th.
The music video for “Pretty Girls” has already been filmed in Los Angeles (CA), and it was co-directed by Azalea and Cameron Duddy. The 1980s-themed video will feature a lot of dancing, although Azalea has already revealed she did not take part in the dance routines. “I didn’t dance. She [Spears] wanted me to. Since I was co-directing the video, the way I explained it was- it would be kind of obnoxious for me to direct a video and give myself a dance break as well,” Azalea stated. The rapper added that dancing doesn’t necessarily fit her persona.
The Australian artist did promise that the “Pretty Girls” video is more than just a dance music video. Azalea said the video will have a storyline, as well as a complex narrative. “What Britney made clear to me is that she really wanted to do a video where she got to dress up and play a character. That was really important to her and she liked a lot of the things I’ve done that were inspired by movies and stuff,” Azalea explained.
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