Recently, Macklemore released a track called “White Privilege II,” and its message about cultural appropriation, among other things, has certainly stirred up plenty of controversy.
This time, on Friday, the buzz started when a fan pointed out to Iggy Azalea that the track seemed to diss her in one of its lyrics.
In the song, Macklemore says, “You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment/The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with/The culture was never yours to make better, You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea/Fake and so plastic, you’ve heisted the magic.”
When Azalea was alerted to the apparent diss, she tweeted back at the fan, “He shouldn’t have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings.”
But then Talib Kweli heard about the response.
“True story. I actually rooted for Iggy when she first came out. But she’s disrespected hip hop culture one too many times,” Kweli tweeted out.
He called Azalea out for being clueless, too, saying, “The fact @iggyazalea thinks Macklemore song was a diss to her, instead of actually listening, is proof of her privilege. F— Iggy Azalea.”
When Azalea tweeted out that she was “not actually heated about macklamors song or its message,” Kweli called her response “bulls***,” and the feud went on.
Check out the song below.