Lord Jamar: Iggy Azalea Blowing Up Because She's Pretty & White

posted Thursday July 10 ,2014 at 03:30PM CDT | 201 comments

Lord Jamar: Iggy Azalea Blowing Up Because She's Pretty & White

Lord Jamar questions Iggy Azalea's use of a Southern accent while rapping, suggests that she "rhyme like a fuckin Aussie."

Prior to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea’s recent, mainstream success, Lord Jamar says he predicted that those behind Iggy’s career were going to keep pushing until the Aussie musician was “the shit.” Speaking on what’s likely the music industry, he added that Iggy Azalea is their “wet dream” because of her looks, the fact that she’s over-sexualized, and most importantly, because she’s white.

Queens rapper Nicki Minaj was also brought into the conversation as the Brand Nubian lyricist stated that Iggy Azalea’s the preferred artist. He then informed those watching that Iggy is where those in the industry “want rap to go.”

“Didn’t I already tell you, Iggy Azalea, they’re not gonna stop until she’s the shit,” Lord Jamar said during an interview with Vlad TV. “Iggy Azalea is who they want—She’s part of where they want rap to go. They’d much rather an Iggy Azalea than a Nicki Minaj. But the only reason that Iggy Azalea hasn’t blown up the way they want her to yet is cause she ain’t got no hits. But once they start getting her some fuckin hits, you watch. I been called this Iggy Azalea shit [a] couple of years ago. When I first saw her. Cause she’s everything they want. You know what I mean? Pretty, fat ass, over-sexualized, and she’s white. Most of all she’s white. But what’s funny about her is like ‘Okay, she’s from Australia, but the way she rhyme it’s almost like a caricature.’ It’s almost like you making fun. Cause you don’t talk like that…You from down South alright. Down under. Rap like that. Rhyme like a fuckin Aussie. But no, you gonna fuckin rhyme like you black or some shit.”

Lord Jamar later shared a brief hierarchy of artists. He says that Nicki Minaj would be preferred over an artist like Lauryn Hill while Iggy Azalea would be preferred over Minaj. Additionally, Jamar revealed that if a white female rapper came along that looked better than Iggy then she too would lose priority.

“They’ll take a Nicki Minaj over a Lauryn Hill,” he said. “Because she’s lighter and not talking no positive shit. And she’s over-sexualized. But if we can get the same type of Nicki Minaj in a white girl. Well, shit that’s their wet dream…This is a concentrated push. This is a concentrated campaign. They have already decided a long time ago that this girl’s gonna blow up. They’re just gonna keep chipping away until it happens. Now she just better hope that another white girl don’t come along that looks better than her. That has some real hits. Cause then they’ll fuckin throw her to the side and go with that girl. You know what I mean? But until that girl comes she’s the one they’re putting their money on. Trust me.”

Iggy Azalea serves as one of a handful of white artists Lord Jamar has critiqued over the past year. Other artists include Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, and Macklemore who seemingly inspired Jamar’s now notorious “white rappers are guests in Hip Hop” comments.



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  • Vanessa
    I think her voice is aggravating.
  • 48GOAT
    People in music and even acting have often dropped their accent like you'd never know they're not from the US. Dude that plays House, the chick that played in the Terminator Series, I watched those shows and never knew they had an accent til I saw an interview. Same thing goes with singers and apparently rappers. I'd have expected someone who pretends they're so enlightened to have figured that out.
  • Taylor
    OK, I'm white, female and 21 years old. I love hip hop and it's all over sexualized OF COURSE. That's what majority (not all, majority) of hip hop / rap is these days. I have been hearing about Iggy at least 2 times a day, whether it's on the radio, some chick saying "She's so pretty" or some dude talking about her "fat ass". Ya she's gorgeous and obviously has a shit-ton of confidence. But, in my opinion, nothing on Nicki Minaj. Nicki is just a natural, and way to cool. Iggy's accent sounds SO forced and un-natural, I want SO BAD and tried so hard to like her but I just can't! If she wan't attractive she would literally be no one. I agree, it would be way doper if she just rapped with her australian accent. She should be herself and stop trying to hard to be someone else, it's almost insulting to other rap artists. I really don't understand why Iggy is who she is, or why people like her so much, I try, but I just can't.
    • 48GOAT
      Sorry but Natural? Nicki talks like Fran Drescher. And she's anything but natural... all the freaky flamboyant wig colors and all that? Seriously?
  • Anonymous
    Nice try Jamal, she looks like a tranny.
  • Brian
    I'm black and even I can see this stupidity for what it is. She is a music artist who loves hip hop. Why is it that we insist on making music seperate but equal? It's pure idiocy and the people who agree with this guy can't really justify it with any sense or reason. They'll just go on their usual racially obsessed rants. Plenty of artists have blown up, some with no talent. Why are we overly criticizing and analyzing one artist because she's white? What if she does connect with the rest of America? Don't some of you complain that Hip Hop is too mainstream anyway? Make up your minds. Except you can't, because many of you couldn't make a rational argument to save your lives. Iggy is a human being and she deserves success so long as she continues to do her and work hard. It's not that complicated, use your brain and promote living in a society of equality, not ideological BS
    • Jess
      Cain, if you are indeed "black" and cannot see how her entire career is laced with white privilege than you sir are blind and I (as a fellow black person) am embarrassed by your condition. This may seem unrelated, but have you ever heard of a dance called "capoeria"? It's a traditional Brazilian mixed martial arts dance. It's development was by african slaves residing in brazil who needed to disguise their battle practice with dance, just incase they had to kill their slave masters in a revolt. It is a dance/fighting style that holds a lot of weight, pain and cultural history that descendants of slaves all across the globe can relate to. Google it, I dare you. Because all you'll find now, is videos and pictures of white and Asian people doing it simply because "it's cool." They even have official world wide capoeria championships and everything, completely unbeknown to the fact that- that "cool" dance was created to kill them (the white slave masters) What does this have to do with hip hop? Blues? or anything else black people create as a result of oppression? it is reduced to nothing more "cool" cause black people are just so "cool" right? And everyone else wants a piece of our "cool" and we're just a bunch of racist slavery but-thurt hypocrites if we don't give the entire world a piece of our "cool" cake aren't we? Forbes did an article about how they feel this white girl "runs hip hop." I would like to know why forbes has not done an article about FM Supreme. Awkwafina. Dominique Young Unique. Rapsody. Jean Grae. 3d Na'Tee. I would like to know why Lauryn Hill is swept under the rug and deemed a crazy crack head, while Iggy Azzealea is supposedly "running hip hop" Oh never mind I remember now, because shes a white girl and nothing more. I will admit, there is one thing Jamar and i do not agree on. Sorry Lord Jamar, but Iggy Azzelea is not very pretty either. Iggy Azzelea being "pretty" can be attributed to her whiteness as well but that however is another story for another time. If you would really like to "promote living in a society of equality" as you have stated, then stop going along with the propaganda of denying white privilege to pacify the fear of being called a butt hurt racially obsessed black person. Or you know, just fuck society all together, because it clearly states how it feels about you... "When it really starts I'm a runaway slave... master" -Lyrics courtesy of the masterful Iggy Azzelea. Have a god day sir.
  • Cain
    I don't see no hate in his words and I agree with him completely. Iggy really is a shit artist, not even an artist cause she don't write shit. but yet they still pushing her, like goddamn. I been said it's cause she white and pretty. It's disgusting when you really think about it. Even a retard could see this is all a setup. Manufactured af. smh hard
    • Taylor
      YES ^^^^^^^^^^^^
  • troywilliams.1967@live.com
    lord jamar is very wrong, and this from someone who i thought knew hip hop history. iggy azalea is successful the same reason eminem is succesful because she is good not because of her race. hell, in hip hop that would actually be a burden not a savior for her. how many white succesful rappers have had a long and great career in this game in the past 35 years? i'll tell you less than the fingers on your hand; count eminem, the beastie boys and there you have it. what has happened was a fair amount of one hit wonders such as mack miller, asher roth, bubba sparks, kid rock (who is now a country artist) and of course vanilla ice. if iggy can survive all of the haters she will hopefully have a long and successful career but please black people stop hating and understand that the more people try to follow our art the better.
    • Rapghostwriter
      Lol. What cracks me up is that you would say em and the beastie boys name in the same breath as this chick. Iggy is a novelty rapper, and rappers like her actual do horrible shit for white rap. You know who else was a novelty rapper. Vanilla Ice. He was a white dude who changed his persona to come off harder than he actually was. The only difference is that he didn't rap in an accent that wasn't his. So while you go and celebrate the wonderful that is Iggy. Sit back and really think. Think about the fact that she doesn't write her own music. Think about the fact that she is acting like she comes from an area that she isn't from. Think about the fact that she is hiding her accent to give more of a wow factor. Think and then you will kind of get what this guy was saying. SMDH Iggy stans lol.
    • Cain
      I just said what @Rapghostwriter said and I didn't even read his comment before I wrote it lmao. Her fans are straight fools. There's no better way to say it.
  • wtfdotcom
    New YouTube channel: Lord Jamar Live Streaming 24/7 Opinions on Hip Hop
  • Anonymus
    Commenters on DX sure love defending sellouts and white people. Ya'll niggas are scared of the white controlled media so of course it's easier to attack the black man that points the shit out, just like it is easy to kill a black man in your neighborhood but you don't even balls to go kill a white man in his.
    • Anonymous
      reading the comments of internet clowns is no reason to become one, guy
    • Anonymous
      Lotta these comments are white teenagers son, lol all you gotta do is hit hotnewhiphop or worldstar and see for yourself. If you cant tell the difference between a black person or white writing then you aint gonna ever get it
    • Anonymous
      white nerd ^^
  • Anonymous
    Why is it every time they interview this bitch, he's sitting on the same damn couch, in the same damn room. What's wrong Lord Bitch? Afraid to leave the house you shook ass fag! I can't wait for some "white person" to catch you sleeping and beat the living shit out of your fucking monkey ass! As a matter of fact let me catch this mother fucker out on the street! I'll make this stupid fucking ignorant ass shit his fucking teeth for a week! Fucking egotistical, delusional, arrogant, know-it-all, racist piece of shit!
    • Anonymous
      He in the interview room where vlad sets up footage. Go find them tough guy, I bet you never leave a 5 mile radius of your town.
    • Anonymous
      perfect example of an "internet clown" making threats & shit..you know good n damn well u aint gonna do shit..sit yo dumb ass down
    • Anonymous
      the truth hurts wanksta lmfao
  • wade
    is anyone else fed up with this racist old man? smh
    • Anonymous
      Yeah we are, why we looking at congress being lazy in support of corporations pushing iggy and scrubs like you actually think lord jamar is the racist
    • `
      Old man ? Are you 10 ?
  • Anonymous
    Dx aint wanna run that forbes story because they woulda got flagged by the alphabet boys for the racist content hits I actually have this broads 1st mixtape. When i saw her i knew it was gonna be a race to get this chick to the top but when jimmy iovine, boss of dre, em, gaga, bep dropped her w/o even trying that told me something's wrong. End of the day i will watch to see how long they deceive you into consuming her music and personality.
  • Anonymus
    Iggy is using rap as a stepping stone, she's either gonna go the Pink/Kid Rock route and become a rockstar or the Markie Mark route and become a movie star. She's gonna forget the rap shit once she gets there, trust me she will have no loyalty to the genre she used to get on. Mark my words, watch and remember what I said.
    • Anonymous
      She's a signed model. Only the uneducated cant see whats happening and the bigots will defend it to stoke their supremacy fetish
    • Anonymous
      shes too ugly to be a movie star & not enough talent to be a real musician
    • tyler
      neither do Paris hilton.. or Kim (pre-knife).. but look at them today.... Started.. *drake voice*
  • onelove
    if I ever happen to run into Jamar, I WILL BITCH-SLAP HIM! for real
    • Anonymous
      no u wont..you will keep making theats on the internet..but you would never in real life..fucking clown
    • Anonymous
      i wish you tried and see what happens lol
    • `
      Don't you think he'd laugh at "BITCH SLAP" ?