Iggy Azalea was once again spotted going makeup free while out & about Los Angeles. The Aussie singer was seen leaving Nail Garden Salon after getting her nails done with a friend for 2 hours.
This is a somewhat brave move on Iggy’s part considering she was recently feuding with rapper Snoop Dogg on twitter and instagram, where Snoop was making fun of her looks. Here’s the photo that started it all…
The Atlantic had a pretty cool take on the entire ordeal, so check it below:
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Snoop’s side of the exchange, in particular, unpleasant as it is, is infused with some of the same laid-back, casually vicious intelligence as his raps. The initial picture that started the beef is, again, an albino African-American woman with cornrows. Snoop isn’t just dinging Azalea for being “ugly”—he’s using a picture of a black woman who looks white to sneer at Iggy, a white woman, for adopting black mannerisms. Iggie “without make-up” is Iggie without blackface. That’s the point of comparing her to Wayan too. Just as Wayans is pretending to be white, Iggy is pretending to be black—but, Snoop’s saying, she ends up looking like Wayan’s stereotypical portrayal of whiteness. Snoop’s bottom line is pretty clear: Iggy is not authentic. She’s wearing black drag to make herself seem cool—while simultaneously retaining the benefits that come from looking white.
Azalea’s response was a good bit more low key, but still was remarkably pointed (especially if you, like me, aren’t much impressed by her rap skills). “Women are supposed to sit back and let men shit on them,” she wrote. “If we question it, we are ‘emotional’, ‘butt hurt’, or just a BITCH. nothing new tho.” A number of writers picked up on that feminist analysis. Shawn Setaro at Forbes, for example, argued that as soon as “Snoop dropped the c-word … the discussion about Iggy Azalea” had to focus on “ugly, unbridled sexism.” Setaro argues further that the focus on sexism unfortunately, but rightly, supersedes any question about race and Azalea’s position as a phenomenally successful white woman in hip-hop. [Read more…]