This Is Why You Won’t Hear Iggy Azalea Rap About Australia

It’s deeper than ‘the dirt underneath your feet.’

For a lot of rappers, where they’re from deeply informs their music. Kendrick Lamar’s raps are colored by his experiences growing up in Compton. J. Cole reps “Fayettenam” passionately, and often tells tales of his upbringing in Fayetteville, North Carolina. Outkast have been shouting “ATL” for more than two decades.

You won’t hear much about Iggy Azalea’s native Australia in her music, though. And that’s not an accident.

Friday morning (October 17), the “Black Widow” rapper took to Twitter to explain that she makes music for her 14-year-old self — and since that girl felt left out by artists making location-centric songs, Iggy vowed not to harp on any particular place in her own music.

Lets talk…

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

As a kid loved rap but alot of lyrics were SO heavily themed around where you came from, it made me feel i didnt have a place.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

I shared my journey in WORK but make it a point not to mention much about any place wether it be where i was birthed or where i now reside.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

Because i approach writing as if I’m making music for my 14 year old self to hear and i don’t want her to feel left out.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

to fill a song full of references about australia or any other place in particular would defeat the entire point.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

because the point is to defy the notion youre defined by the dirt underneath your feet.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

the point is for many music is more influential, relatable and inspirational than the place we live.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

I’m the product of how powerful music is and how far it can reach. I’m one of those kids and i love it.

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

and i love love love to see and hear about other kids from all around the world discovering that maybe rap music is for them too. 🙂

— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014

And there you have it. So if you want to know about Australia, your best bet is to take a vacation to the Land Down Under. Which actually sounds like a pretty good idea.

By Adam Fleischer
Source: MTV News
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