Jill Scott & Eve Weigh In on Iggy Azalea’s ‘Blaccent’
Posting to Twitter on Wednesday (Jan. 28), Azalea suggested unnamed people — presumably Scott and Eve — just feel uncomfortable with who she is and would rather try to pin her to Australian stereotypes than accept this as real. She also offered advice to her young fans: “Be as complex and multidimensional and interesting as you possibly can.”
Read her full comments below:
There’s a difference between being yourself and being your stereotype. When people I’ve never met say I should act more like “myself”
I feel like they’re really saying “act more like how I sterotype you to be, so I can feel comfortable”
Speaking with Shade 45’s Sway in the Morning, Scott said she felt Azalea’s style was a “big bite” of Da Brat and Eve and that made it “challenging” for her to like.
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She and Eve agreed Azalea isn’t “original,” before labeling her rapping style as a “Blaccent.”
“She’s from a different place and I’ve said this before, it would be dope to hear her with her swag,” Eve said. “Who are you, what are you, what is that?”
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