MC Lyte: When Iggy Azalea Says She Is A Lover Of Hip Hop, I Believe Her

(AllHipHop News) Iggy Azalea has become one of the most controversial figures in rap music in years. Some people see her as the face of white appropriation of Hip Hop, others see her as the representation of Hip Hop’s continual growth.

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Legendary female rapper MC Lyte has joined the conversation about Iggy. The creator of 1988’s Lyte As A Rock, 1991’s Ain’t No Other, and 1996’s Bad As I Wanna B appears to fall in the category of artists that support Iggy’s movement in the culture. She spoke about the “Fancy” performer with Hello Beautiful.

“What I think about her is that she is a fan of Hip Hop. I’ve heard her on a few interviews, and I know who she is in terms of having traveled abroad since I was 17, 18 years old. And there are people of all colors that love Hip Hop,” said Lyte. “When she says that she is a lover of this culture, I believe her. Everyone has something to contribute. You either like it or you don’t, but you can’t just say, ‘You can’t be here.’”

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Watch MC Lyte’s interview below.

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