Iggy Azalea’s look in her most up-to-date music video, “I Am The Stripclub,” has raised some eyebrows, however the rapper is selecting to disregard her critics.
The brand new music video, which dropped Thursday, featured the 31-year-old Australian rapper sporting heavy make-up and black hair as an alternative of her common blonde locks. Following its launch, many viewers accused Azalea of “appropriation” or “Blackfishing” over her look.
Blackfishing is an act by which one pretends to be or alters their look to look ethnically Black. The time period gained consideration after it was first coined by hip-hop journalist, Wanna Thompson, based on Leisure Weekly.
When requested by a fan to reply to the backlash, Azalea tweeted Friday, “I do not care… f–k these ppl babe lol.”
“I’m the identical colour as I all the time am, simply in a dimly lit room with purple lights. It’s the identical make-up from each different a part of the video simply with a Smokey eye and totally different wig. Simply ignore them, who cares? Let em speak,” she replied to a different fan on Twitter.
Azalea later tweeted, “I can’t care about one thing that ridiculous and baseless. I’m sporting a shade 6 in armarni basis, it’s the identical shade I’ve worn for the final 3 years. It’s the identical shade in each music video since sally Walker. All of a sudden I put on a black wig in a membership scene & its a problem.”
In the meantime, one other Twitter consumer mentioned that individuals could also be overreacting due to the artist’s “poorly worded reply” however identified that the lighting and modifying did make Azalea’s pores and skin look darker. Azalea responded by sharing a picture of the inspiration she utilized in a web-based make-up demo.
“That is the colour I put on, it’s on the arm colour of a tan white particular person,” the rapper explained. “I’m not sporting loopy darkish make-up at ALL. Everybody within the membership scene seems to be darker, it’s a membership scene! I’m sick of ppl making an attempt to twist my phrases or make s–t an issue when all I’ve performed is strive a hair colour.”
Azalea’s make-up artist Eros additionally defended the rapper, tweeting, “She actually wore the identical face make-up throughout each scene of the video… i might know, i did it. And its a shade 6 from armani luminous silk (a light-weight/medium olive undertoned shade for those who’re curious).”
Regardless of the controversy, the music video for “I Am The Stripclub” has already garnered 2.8 million views as of writing. On Sunday, Azalea thanked each her followers and critics.
“To everybody exhibiting me love: Thankyou for dedicating your day to me & serving to me promote,I like you!” she wrote. “To everybody exhibiting me hate: Thankyou for dedicating your day to me & serving to me promote, I like you!”