Rapper Iggy Azalea wishes she had the electricity to erase 2015 on the annals of their time.
The 25-year-old Australian became engaged in numerous controversial Twitter feuds with African-American hip-hop stars, like Azealia Banks, Snoop Dogg and Q-Tip, this past year (15), plus the conflicts haunt her even now.
“If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015, I totally would – that will be amazing!” she tells Elle Canada of her need to possess the same powers because the secret agents in Will Smith’s sci-fi movie.
Many folks the African-American community lashed out at Iggy, accusing her of appropriating black culture, ignoring hip-hop background and failing to speak out about significant social causes, such as being the Black Lives Matter movement.
But the Fancy hitmaker insists her public Twitter feuds with rap rival Azealia do not have anything to do with her political stance on cultural issues affecting black people.
“Oh, God, there are numerous things,” she explains of why 2015 was this sort of crap year on her behalf. “I think the Azealia Banks thing is the thing that really started everthing. We don’t like one another on a personal level, and this has gone on for quite some time – prior to Black Lives Matter incident happened.
“So when I dismissed her, people started think that I dismissed the main movement, but I wasn’t attempting to dismiss Black Lives Matter – I was attempting to dismiss her as it would be our personal s**t. I don’t think the niche matter of her tweet was invalid; I just think it had been emotionally charged and driven by another thing, as well as the whole thing got so misconstrued. I just wish I had acknowledged the situation head-on given it made people think I don’t value what’s going on socially and what’s happening in America, and I do care.
“Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said hello in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious on the movement.”
Iggy also regrets calling out a pizza delivery driver online after he allegedly made her mobile phone number public.
“And I wish I hadn’t gotten to a fight with Papa John’s!” she adds.