Iggy Azalea Blackfishing in her new music video?
Iggy Azalea ended up in hot water because of the Blackfishing allegations over the weekend, but she doesn’t.
The controversy began after the rapper dropped the music video for her latest single, “I Am The Stripclub”. In one particular scene, Azalea dons a black wig at a club as she is surrounded by a bevy of alluring dancers, and some fans thought she was black-fishing – an accusation someone is using makeup or other methods to try to appear more ethnically. Black.
In fact, online retailer Boohoo stoked the scandal by tweeting, “Iggy Azalea serves [black heart emoji]”, leading to crowds of fans to comment and speculate.
At first, the star tried to dismiss the criticism by tweeting, “I’m the same color as I always am, just in a dimly lit room with red lights. It’s the same makeup of all the other parts of it. the video just with a different smokey eye and wig. Just ignore them, who cares? Let them talk. “However, the online fervor continued, leading her to respond directly to the shadow of the detailing, writing: “For the record, it’s vintage Jean Paul Gaultier… but thank you” punctuated by his own black heart emoji.
Azalea continued to respond to various fans, even naming the specific makeup brand (and shade) she wears throughout the visual. “I don’t care about something so ridiculous and unfounded. I’m wearing shade 6 in the armored foundation, it’s the same shade I’ve been wearing for 3 years. It’s the same shade in all the clips. since Sally Walker. Suddenly I’m wearing a black wig in a club scene and that’s a problem, “she shared, referring to” Sally Walker, “the lead single from her 2019 album. In my defense.
“It’s the color I’m wearing, it’s on the color of a tanned white person’s arms,” the rapper added. “I don’t wear crazy dark makeup at ALL. Everyone in the club scene looks darker, it’s a club scene! I’m sick of people trying to distort my words or to make shit a problem while all I’ve done hair color. “
Check out the clip and Azalea’s Twitter defense below.