My Favorite Iggy

 

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I don’t like Iggy Pop, even though I’m aware of his importance to punk music. Doesn’t he sing the Passenger song? Whatever. He needs to put his shirt on but seems committed to showing off his stringy malnourished physique. Honestly, the man is an eyesore, take him away.

Whereas Australian rap artist Iggy Azalea is a goddess and my latest obsession.

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I could look at her forever. The first time I saw her video ‘Work,‘ I was unsettled by its raunchiness and her snarling nasal rapping. But I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Six feet tall with a blond swath of mermaid hair and a huge booty, the sight of Iggy Azalea in skintight white pants on the David Letterman show was mesmerizing.

Would Dave be able to handle a greeting? Would her camel-toe become even more pronounced? Would she give me a shout-out by name? For some reason my husband is immune to her effect, and I’ve stopped trying to make him look at her videos.  That’s cool. He can have Iggy Pop if he wants.

Let’s look at more Iggy Azalea:

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People have accused Iggy of having butt implants but I believe this butt is god-given, the better to twerk (part of her stage-act for years, she has pointed out defensively.)

I wish we could be girlfriends and talk lipstick.  Meanwhile, I will worship her from afar. And don’t argue with me until you’ve heard her rap.

 

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20 Responses to “My Favorite Iggy”

  1. David Duff Says:

    “Would Dave be able to handle a greeting?”

    Are you referring to me?

    Of course I would! Bearing in mind her place of birth I would carefully hang my umbrella over my left arm whilst removing my kid-skin gloves then, taking the lady’s hand (and trying not to read her forearm), I would give it a firm shake and say, “G’day, blue, how’s yer arse hangin’?”

    Well, it’s awfully important to put these Aussies at ease, you know!

  2. Dj Says:

    I get the mesmerizing…however I look at all these huge booties bouncing around and think of how all of my post pubescent life I have worked hard at not having a huge ass! These girls do not know how lucky they are…

  3. Sister Wolf Says:

    David – As much as I love him, my husband could learn a thing or two from you.

    Dj – Yep, so true.

  4. Suspended Says:

    She comes off too spoofy for me; and not in a cool way.

    I prefer the shock value/spoofiness/bizarreness of Die Antwoord. Now they are truly horrifying, mesmerising and freeky. What do you think of them Sister?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uee_mcxvrw

    Blacking-up and taking the piss out of Lady Gaga

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIXUgtNC4Kc

  5. Marky Says:

    I get it. “Pu$$y” video is amazing.

  6. not a fan Says:

    Not a fan. I really don’t understand how White people could be so harsh on Black rappers and then immulate it themselves. It’s ok when they do it? There is other rap out there that is more political and social. More lyrical or poetic (think poetry slams). Other Black music exists but White people chose to isolate dirty, raunchy rap and mock it…then copy it. They have fallen for their own joke. What ethnicity is she anyway? Iggy, Rita Ora and Niki Minaj all look like they are in ‘whiteface’ makeup. They hated on us for so long for our butts and lips and thighs and now they do exercises and surgery to copy what they shamed us for. Not a fan. White people’s love of dirty rap perpetuates all the junk in Black culture we struggle to eradicate from within. Objectification of wome, violence, exaggerated masculinity, domestic abuse, drugs, etc. So when Whie people act like they approve of dirty rap for the sake of being entertained by our weaknesses nothing will ever change because the majority population is encouraging it with cackling and mockery.

  7. not a fan Says:

    Also, getting really sick of all these singers from down under coming to America and changing their accent in 2 seconds or singing in a fake American voice.

  8. Black-Tragic Says:

    I’d never heard any of her songs before but it immediately reminded me of Lana Shea
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ir9bbaCjyqY

  9. Sister Wolf Says:

    not-a-fan – I hear you. I would probably feel different about her if I were black. And for the most part, I can’t stand dirty rap. I like Iggy as kind of a cartoon character. And I think it’s okay for White people to rap, just like it’s okay for Black people to play folk or bluegrass. I think it’s fucked up for any women to feel shamed about their butts or lips but I also feel that it’s great for White women to get over their fear of flesh on their bones.

    Black-Tragic – Wow, that is a great rap, thank you!

  10. WendyB Says:

    I love her too!

  11. Jenny Says:

    @not a fan – Many Australian singers sing in an American accent here in Australia, they’re not putting it on for Americans! Cultural imperialism?

  12. not a fan Says:

    This turned out to be a long rant but more people should know what this is like for actual Black people to walk into a party or bar and see all Whites singing along to this shit…awkward does not begin to describe.

    Umm….not to be rude but Black people were a key element in inventing folk and bluegrass in America. Then when the mainstream variation of country music became a genre Blacks were pushed out. Apparently the banjo was a variation of a Black southern instrument. Harmonicas were used by Blacks all the time independent of White music.

    Anyway…I have lived down under. The reason they sing in American accents is because it’s considered the default pop or rock accent. Because Americans invented and popularized the genre. They sang in their natural accent and made music about their culture. Just like people who mimic Black accents to sing rap or Jamaican to sing reggae. Ever heard a Kiwi sing country…it is just ridic. They sing like American hicks and then talk in a British accent. Most British countries change their accent when they go to new places. I have met Kiwis that went abroad for like a month and now forever talk American. You don’t have to imitate the accent to sing within the genre. Many UK singers sing in their accent like The 1975 for example so it is possible.

    Not only is she rapping American…she is trying to rap like a BLACK American…but she is Caucasian from Australia. It’s just so fcking offensive. I get it she had a hard life but why do you have to express that by pretending to be Black…cause Blacks all have hard lives? Pop rap as I call it is sooo bad and needs to die.

    Then why do these Aussies and Kiwis try to have careers in America? Don’t act like it’s me being cocky. They want to sell to America so they sing American. period. Lorde and Kimbra and Goyte and FotC, et al could have stayed down under but they want that American paycheck. Students are taught by vocal coaches to pronounce their singing words like Americans only because ‘it sounds better’ their words not mine.

    I agree White people should make rap. But all this extra bullshit of blatantly fronting like a ghetto Black person just to feel cool is sick. I don’t walk around like that or talk like that or have an ass for that matter…and people then accuse me of being too White. Because Iggy is the standard by which all Blacks are measured? Every time I see a White girl wearing a Black dude on her tshirt I want to drop kick her. They don’t even know who that person is 100% of the time. Seriously, wearing Sanford from Sanford & Son on a shirt and not even knowing it…you think that feels cool? That should be your next fashion post.

  13. not a fan Says:

    just google Randa from New Zealand. It will make you laugh…because it is just so damn stupid.

  14. Sister Wolf Says:

    not a fan – I am always glad to hear a point of view that differs from mine or one that educates me.

    I don’t agree that folk and bluegrass music were invented by Blacks; much of it can be traced to English, Scottish and Irish folk music. I am a White Jewish atheist married to a Mexican-American with am encyclopedic knowledge of blues, jazz and American roots music, just to name a few genres.

    But I don’t know shit about rap. I dislike most of it.

    In the first picture of Iggy, I see she is wearing images from low-rider culture. So I just asked my husband if that made him mad. His answer: “No, I don’t care. But she could be called a cultural carpetbagger.”

    Me, I have a tshirt with a hand-painted picture of Michael Jackson and I have a tank top that says LOCA in gangster font. I don’t want to be restricted to Penguin tennis shirts or Hassid hats, know what I mean? And I could not care less if a Black or Asian or Native American person wants to wear a Ukrainian wedding dress!

    I’ll bet we can agree on this: Sting singing in a Jamaican accent is a crime against nature and Miley twerking is like a sharp stick in the eye.

  15. Abi Says:

    I’m a kiwi, so I feel like I can try to explain why we change our accents (i’m not speaking for australians here just kiwis)

    our accent as quirky/cute/annoying as many people find it. for the main stream audiences it sounds ATROCIOUS whilst singing, we elongate our vowels, roll the r’s, we also intonate upwards at the end of ALL of our sentences (which confuses a lot of south americans and europeans because they constantly think we are ‘asking’ questions when we speak)

    I recall being at a choir meet when the lead choir master and judge congratulated everyone and then pleaded that we stop singing with our accent, it detracts from the lyrics, from the music, you focus to much on how oddly we are pronouncing the words.

    we are in no way trying to change our voices to be ‘cool’, to sound more authentic, we are changing the accent to allow us to sing the words better. We’re NOT forcefully trying to sound American, we are trying to neutralise our accent. We are proud of our home, our culture AND of our accents, thank you.

    The kiwi accent is also vey easy to neutralise and sometimes a necessity as well, i used to live in the Netherlands and started to pick up and speak english in the way they spoke english, more blunt, rounded and slow. I found it was so much easier for them to understand me. This happened subconsciously without thought or trying, but if my friends ever heard me when i was on the phone to my parents back in New Zealand and for an hour or so after coming off the phone they truly struggled to understand a word i said,”you sound so Kiwi now I don’t know what your saying” as I was starting to speed up my speech, and elongate my vowels again. Kiwis seem to, tend to pick up and assimilate accents very quickly and easily compared to many other peoples.

    anyone remember ABBA? they sang with an american accent, no?

    but just to show you that not all artists ‘want to be seen as american’ here are some kiwi rappers, rapping with a kiwi accent

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yooqIsQnjME
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YoXa2Pl7Hk0

    as a side note: I have never in my life thought that the features that make ‘black’ women individual to their heritage unattractive, the most beautiful woman and men in New Zealand are of Maori, or polynesian heritage. It all depends on the environment you were brought up in, what you are taught to believe is attractive or unattractive. I have always wished i would have been blessed the thick black hair, smooth dark ageless skin, plump pouty lips, regal strong featured faces and olive shaped eyes of our Maori women. I do understand that New Zealand has never had the level of racism and hatred as there is in America. But please don’t tar everyone with the same brush.

  16. not a fan Says:

    I never said they invented it. It is a fct that they were part of its development. The style of Black singing and playing of the harmonica and banjo for instance were incorporated. Not to mention all the free Blacks and slaves in the North, South and mountain ranges making music that just wasn’t even documented. Look at tap dancing…Black and Irish styles of dancing blended.

    Abi you just proved my point. Your accent changes easily. You sing in American accents on purpose and then try to sell to American audiences.

  17. Abi Says:

    so musicians shouldn’t try to make healthy career moves and make money from, for what is them their jobs?

    if the money is in america and they want to make a living they can actually live from… then why should they not try to do what is in their power to achieve that?
    for someone who’s line of work relies on their audience’s being willing to pay money for their c.ds and concert tickets why wouldn’t they make a move to do so.
    if this is what their target consumer wants, this is what their target consumer will get, so as to keep their income, incoming.

    the blending and mixing of cultures, sounds and languages are forever going to continue and be part of the development of the world. If someone prefers to sing with a certain accent even if it ‘isn’t their accent’ why should they not be able to do that? I would find it very flattering if someone enjoyed my accent or language enough to incorporate it into everyday lives.

    we also can’t help it if our accents change easily without our trying, blame the mixing of our Maori, British, Irish and European ancestors for blending their accents in such a way over the last 150years that this has enabled us to do so. damn you ancestors, you should have tried harder to ensure we were unable to blend our accents so easily.

    Oh yeah that might have something to do with it.. our accent as it is today only happens to be about 100 if not less years old.

  18. Sally Says:

    Sisterwolf Iggy’s cool. Here’s another artist I think you’ll enjoy, Robyn, pop singer from Sweden.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xmFu-hF6iKc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R7R0ZvXOCIo

  19. Sister Wolf Says:

    Sally – I love Robyn! I also love Lykke Li.

  20. RedHead Says:

    I love her and her gigantic, awe-inspiring butt. It gives me hope for alternative body types. Plus ‘Work’ is a tune. Can’t wait for her to finally drop her album.
    PS Thanks to the person who posted about Die Antwoord for reminding me about them.
    PS Sister, if you like Lykke Li and Robyn, have you tried Fever Ray?

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