Macklemore name checked Iggy Azalea in his latest song with Ryan Lewis, “White Privilege II” — the follow-up to 2005’s “White Privilege” — by implying that she’s “exploited and stolen the music, the moment, the magic, the passion, the fashion.”
Azalea briefly addressed the “White Privilege II” reference in a tweet when a fan asked if she had heard the track. “He should have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings,” she replied.
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After her response, rapper Talib Kweli weighed in on the accusations in a series of tweets posted Friday.
“I actually rooted for Iggy when she first came out,” he wrote. “But she’s disrespected hip hop culture one too many times.”
Kweli also commented on Azalea’s response to the song, writing, “The fact [Azalea] thinks Macklemore song was a diss to her, instead of actually listening, is proof of her privilege,” he said. “F— Iggy Azalea.”
Macklemore and Ryan Lewis haven’t commented on the response, but hear “White Privilege II” below.