Woke up to an absolutely bonkers email (like, all-caps-f-bomb-bonkers) from a random person who follows me, defending the honor of Iggy Azalea and also accusing me of “not being a real feminist, because I hate on other women.”
I got some comments like that here’s too, and let me just say that the mere fact that Iggy Azalea has a vagina does not exclude her, nor any woman, from criticism. Instead of just participating in the genre in HER way, or even in her own natural voice (she uses a “Blaccent”) she has created a minstrel-like caricature of a hip-hop artist, stealing everything “hip” about blackness without having to suffer any of the injustices of the black experience. And that’s just a small portion of what I find offensive about her. Her womanness has absolutely nothing to do with my issue with her, and it also does not automatically spare her from criticism.
So, in closing: please don’t email me with all your crazy, Crazyhead, because you don’t know what you’re talking about.