Macklemore Further Explains Iggy Azalea Reference On ‘White Privilege II’
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Macklemore really wants to be friends with everybody…just look at how he reacted to issues with fellow Rap peers like Kendrick Lamar (or — in a related manner — when he found himself caught up in the middle of the ongoing race conversation).
Most recently, he unintentionally rubbed Iggy Azalea the wrong way via lyrics found on the polarising ‘White Privilege II‘:
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
Even though he’s already explained the misunderstanding, the Washington emcee decided to further take the blame alongside partner Ryan Lewis in a new interview with Billboard…simply put, he wishes he simply warned the Aussie artist beforehand:
I don’t think people understood that I’m in my own head [saying], ‘You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea’ – I’m talking about myself. Iggy and I came up together. We were on the XXL ‘Freshman’ cover together. There’s enough of a relationship that I should have let her know beforehand. And I didn’t do that.
You can read the full interview here, where they also spoke on being sober, the race issue (again) and more.