In case you have been living under a rock, you should probably know that some people–well, make that a lot of people actually–don’t really like Iggy Azalea. There are a range of reasons, including claims of cultural appropriation, a snotty attitude, and feeling that she lacks actual rap skills, but the disdain for the Aussie rapper has some people going in on her for just about everything. And that includes her cellulite.
The rapper vacationed in Hawaii recently with boyfriend Nick Young, and when she came back, she was upset to find that paparazzi had taken unflattering photos of her, and that even worse, peopleonline were criticizing her over them. She was so frustrated by it all that she announced that she was done with social media, and was going to let her team take over her accounts:
Well, there is someone who is standing up for the rapper after watching people go in on her butt and her cellulite, and that’s Wendy Williams. The talk show host had some words for those she feels unfairly attack Azalea for any and everything, and those people, according to her, are a majority of black folks.
“Would you guys stop with Iggy Azalea? Like, how much hate do you have? Everyone’s talking about this new photo that leaked of Iggy Azalea in a bikini. Quite frankly, I see nothing wrong with it. Most women either have one of two evils: We either have cellulite, or stretch marks…this right here is fine. Do I think she had something done? Sure. A lot of girls do get stuff done. A lot girls I was reading online were saying, ‘Well, if she allegedly has butt implants, why does she have cellulite?’ There is no cure for cellulite. I don’t care what doctors say. Trust me, I’ve got all day long to figure out cures for stuff. I’m just saying. I’m here for one hour, I’ve got 23 hours a day to read up on stuff and make appointments and seek cures for stuff. If I could cure cellulite, believe me you, I would share it with you.
But I want you to all to leave her alone, and I know who the haters are–my people. It seems like black people don’t want this girl to win because she’s white. Who are you people? And also because she’s from Australia. We here in the country are very territorial about our rap music. So you come here, you have an accent, you’re white, you hook up with T.I., one of our rap kings, you take over the radio, you can be heard on hip-hop stations, top 40 stations–my father, who just turned 84, knows who Iggy Azalea is. The little goobers running around in nursery school know who Iggy Azalea is. White people and black people. In other words, you’re a hater because she’s crossed over and she’s managed to make it. You’re a hater because she got herself what looks like a black girl’s butt and a black boyfriend, Nick Young. You need to stop that hate and get a life, haters.
And again, I’m not sticking up for her because I know her. I’ve never met the girl in my life. I’d be fine if I never met her. I’m just taking a moment to…I told you, you have to compartmentalize your hate. You just can’t hate across the board. And by the way, if she does something that I really don’t like, I will call her out on that. You know what I mean? Because I’m a woman and I’m allowed to be flip flop with my mind. But for you to get on my Facebook and tell me I’m two-faced, no I’m not two-faced, I’m a flip-flopper.”
I will say that I do think some people have taken their issues with Azalea to an over-the-top level, but I don’t think it’s done mainly because she’s white. How about you? Check out Wendy’s statements, which start at the 6:30 mark, and share your thoughts: