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Talib Kweli & Iggy Azalea Battle Over Macklemore’s “White Privilege II”

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(AllHipHop News) Last Friday evening (Jan. 22), via Twitter, Talib Kweli and  Iggy Azalea engaged in an lively social media exchange. The conversation commenced with a comment and question directed toward’s Macklemore’s song “White Privilege II.” The socially adept Brooklyn MC tweeted, “The fact @iggyazalea thinks Macklemore song was a diss to her, instead of actually listening, is proof of her privilege. F**k Iggy Azalea.”

[ALSO READ: Macklemore Addresses Black Lives Matter, Cultural Appropriation & White Supremacy On “White Privilege II” (AUDIO)]

After trading tweets with Talib, aseemingly flustered Iggy eventually posted, “The world is FUNNY. Im not actually heated about macklamores song or its message. I dont think its intention was to make me a tending topic.” Not one to let other shirk their moral responsiblity, Talib ended the social media exchange  with the following response, “@IGGYAZALEA the fact that when you choose to speak on oppression, it’s in “passing” & more abt your feelings than actual oppression, is sad.”

Check out the lengthy Twitter convo here:

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33 Responses to “Talib Kweli & Iggy Azalea Battle Over Macklemore’s “White Privilege II””

  1. Hakeem

    IF there any good music being put out today by black artist then the “white privilege” thing wouldnt even matter. But we got a WHOLE lot of mumbly mouth rap…..
    You cant blame mackelmore or Iggy for the garbage thats out… Put out consistent good music that will kill ALL the Iggy’s and maclemore’s…..

  2. A.P. Millz-CT

    Talib is a cornball for going back and forth with her like that.. Nobody is even thinking about Iggy but his asssss.. Ugh.

    • TheAfroRican

      Being a fan of Talib, those tweets made me shake my head. Dude is definitely way above this. He’s talking to a brick wall.

  3. THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

    DAMN TALIB I LOVE YOUR WORK BUT PLEASE LEAVE THE DAMN GIRL ALONE!!! YOUR MAKING HER RELEVANT…ITS GETTING OLD NOW!!! FK YO FEELINGS!!!

  4. Freedom Fighter

    Iggy gets a bad rap man, all she did was grow up listening and loving hip hop and wanting to be a part of it. She isn’t the problem, her success is a symptom of a racially bias industry, why attack her?

  5. Casor_Greener

    Talib is a fraud and a chump! I’m sick of folks crying for real!!! Forget the Oscars and Iggy, nobody killing the culture but us! Their making the same trash that Fetty Wap is making. I ain’t crying about the white man and giving him power over me. Lot of you online activists never did isht in ya life but sit around your workplace cooler crying about injustice.

    Y’all hating on Bill Cosby and Stacey Dash, but both of them Krispy Kreme Negroes had a point, either join mainstream society or deal with being on the fringe. Choose your own adventure.

  6. RapItUp

    I do agree, he shouldn’t be going back and forth with her.. But.. Her lack of comprehension is pretty repulsive though. She just can’t answer his question(s) and I feel his pain. I don’t have twitter/etc., so not fully positive how to read that shit.. But I started from the bottom up.. And it’s hard to go over.. Iggy drop that sex tape!!

  7. Markus

    She isn’t who dude should attack because she’s like the rest of the culture vultures out there cashing in on their opportunities. This falls in the lap of today’s audience. Nobody’s being forced to buy her music. The truly sad thing is there are a lot of people out there that enjoy what she does. And when you ask the average listener what they’re into as far as rap goes, it isn’t too different from what she makes. Trash is trash whoever is shoveling it down your throat. It’s just hard for the purists to believe that hip hop has fell so far.

  8. The Wackness Vs Dope

    talib is just a mad rapper at this point. doesn’t he realise that every time he uses social media or speaks english or reads a book he is appropriating white culture. In fact his whole career is based on appropriating white culture (english) for his own use. the TRUTH is he is mad she sells records and he doesn’t. Period. make hotter records man switch up the flow your shit is garbage what you trying to kick knowledge? and Macklamore is just fishing for street cred and a hood pass with that song cos his first song was garbage, even in that song he was fishing for a hood pass with melle mel and grand master caz.

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