Forbes came under fire on twitter by Nikki’s fans and more because of their claim that Iggy Azalea runs hip-hop. Wellst!
I don’t know how much I can co-sign that. While she may be talented in her own right I don’t know that its fair to crown her as one who runs hip hop. Forbes later retracted their statement. Take a read below and our poll to tell us how you feel.
UPDATE: The title of this article has been changed from its original version — “Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” — because it did not accurately reflect the content of the piece. The author offers sincere apologies to anyone who was offended by it.
Iggy isn’t the first woman to find success in the genre, but she is the latest and currently the only one representing the gender on the charts. For the past several years, Nicki Minaj has been the prominent woman in hip hop, but it seems there has been a change. Not only has Minaj been oddly quiet for months, she has said she will no longer be releasing radio-ready pop/hip hop blends, instead going back to her pure rap roots, leaving a void to be filled by none other than Iggy.