Vulture - So this Iggy Azalea–Azealia Banks beef is spinning out of control. Hackers posting under the Twitter handle @TheAnonMessage jumped into the fray, threatening to release still images from an alleged sex tape of Iggy Azalea unless she publicly apologizes to Azealia Banks and the protesters of the #blacklivesmatter movement. The account posted a string of tweets last night saying they would bring Iggy Azalea down further than Bill Cosby, calling her a ” trashy bitch” and promising “a life of suffering” unless she complies with their demands.
Ok here’s the background of the Azalea vs. Azealia beef in case you have some sort of interest in what’s going on with this story or just want to be able to follow along:
During an emotional 47-minute interview with Hot 97, Azealia Banks explained her much-publicized problems with Iggy Azalea and the music industry in general with regard to how it treats black recording artists.
“I feel, just like in this country, whenever it comes to our things, like black issues or black politics or black music or whatever, there’s always this undercurrent of kind of like a, ‘Fuck you,’” Banks told Ebro in the Morning hosts Ebro Darden and Peter Rosenberg. “There’s always like a, ‘Fuck y’all, niggas. Y’all don’t really own shit. Y’all don’t have shit.’”
“That Iggy Azalea shit isn’t better than any fucking black girl that’s rapping today, you know?” Banks said. “When they give those awards out — because the Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artistic excellence, you know what I mean? Iggy Azalea is not excellent. [...] When they give these Grammys out, all it says to white kids is: ‘Oh yeah, you’re great, you’re amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to.’ And it says to black kids: ‘You don’t have shit. You don’t own shit, not even the shit you created for yourself,’ and it makes me upset.”
“Everybody knows that the basis of modern capitalism is slave labor. The selling and trading of these slaves. There are fucking huge corporations that are caking off that slave money and shit like that. So until y’all motherfuckers are ready to talk about what you owe me,” she said while breaking down in tears. “At the very fucking least, you owe me the right to my fucking identity. And to not exploit that shit. That’s all we’re holding on to with hip-hop and rap.” [HuffPo]
And here’s the only part that I care about:
Have absolutely 0 interest in a discussion and debate on racism in America and the cultural and social implications of rap music. Not sure wtf Anonymous is so mad about from all that but whatever, not looking to get into it on this cold rainy Monday morning before Christmas. All I know is that an Iggy sex tape would be a holiday miracle. Need to see an Iggy sex tape. Gotta have it. Sure I’d prefer she release it herself instead of having her privacy invaded by hackers, but sex tape beggars can’t be choosers. It’s a grind right now trying to make it to the break, Iggy getting illegal things done to that ass wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world to help pass some of the time.