Jill Scott and Eve chimed in on the discussion of cultural appropriation in hip-hop, specifically talking about Iggy Azalea and her forced Southern rap accent.
During an interview on SiriusXM’s Sway In The Morning, the rap vet revealed that she clearly wasn’t a fan of Iggy, but said she understands why she emulates a inauthentic flow.
“I think, at the end of the day, I get it,” Eve began. “I get that people might be upset about certain things. Yea, she’s white, but they grew up with our sh*t. Like, hip-hop is everywhere — every neighborhood, every country, every city. Yes, it’s from us and it’s our thing, but she’s representing a group of girls right now as well. I think people right now are too quick to give too many accolades to new people. That’s the one thing I just can’t stand. Let her do her thing. It’s not my cup of tea, but she’s representing for somebody. She’s doing her thing. What are you gonna do?”
While Jill Scott echoed what E-V-E said, she was a little more direct about her reservations, commenting that Iggy is a “big bite” of Da Brat and Eve.
“It’s a little challenging for me, because I come from the era that she pulled from. To me, it’s a mixture of Da Brat and Eve, the way that it sounds. That’s what it sounds like to me,” Scott explained. “It’s sounds like a big bite to me.”
The pair then said they’ve spent time in Australia and wish Iggy would be more authentic with her “swag,” instead of speaking in what Eve refers to as a “blaccent.”
Eve and Scott were making their rounds, promoting their new Lifetime movie, With This Ring.
Check out the full interview below, and fast-forward to the 8:15 mark to listen to their opinion on Iggy.