By admin on Apr 27, 2018 under News

Whether it’s Azelia Banks labelling her “Satan in the form of mayonnaise” – or people claiming she appropriates African American speech – the Australian rapper’s relationship with racial politics has been fraught at best.
Things have once again come to a head following a recent interview with GQ. During the interview, the singer said discussions about her privilege are a “rough conversation”.

“I understand that in America there is institutionalised racism and there is privilege that comes with the colour of your skin,” she said. “That’s real. I grew up in a situation that didn’t involve any privilege and I worked really hard.

“A lot of my childhood is overlooked. People assume they know my life because Australia is a nice, beautiful country. It’s tough because I want you to acknowledge my work and that this wasn’t easy, but I also don’t want to detract from or trvialise any people of colours’ position because that’s also legitimate.”

The rapper said she grew up “dirt poor” cleaning hotel rooms with her mother and also discussed the “male-dominated” world of hip-hop. The interview comes as the popstar attempts to rehabilitate her image ahead of her serially-delayed second studio album.

Her latest single, Saviour, received some positive reviews but failed to make the charts in Australia and America.

The interview has caused backlash online, with people not taking kindly to Azalea claiming she grew up without privilege. American hip-hop artist Talib Kweli, among others, took to Instagram to slam the singer.

Source: WAtoday

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