Should Iggy Azalea be blamed for ruining hip hop? According to a recent encounter by a critic — absolutely. A clip has went viral, showing someone approaching the 26-year-old Australian and accusing her of killing rap.
See the clip.
Azalea (real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly) was born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby. She moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, residing in the southern part of the country. She earned public recognition after releasing YouTube music videos for her songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times.” She signed a record contract with T.I.’s imprint Grand Hustle Records in 2012, after gaining attention from her debut mixtape “Ignorant Art.”
Azalea’s debut studio album, “The New Classic” (2014), peaked among the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews. It topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums making Azalea the first non-American female rapper to reach the summit of the chart. The album was preceded by her debut single “Work”, and generated the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Fancy”, which made Azalea the fourth female rapper in the history of the chart to reach number one, claiming the longest-leading reign with seven consecutive weeks.
She also went on to achieve three top ten hits simultaneously on the Hot 100 with the aforementioned songs along with the fifth single from the album, “Black Widow”, later that year. Azalea’s second studio album “Digital Distortion” is due in June 2016. It’s lead single, “Team”, was released on March 18, 2016.
Azalea hasn’t responded to the clip.