Iggy Azalea has the support of fellow rappers
'Fancy' rapper Iggy Azalea has claimed her contemporaries - including Kanye West - don't have a problem with her image, and criticisms of not being ''authentic'' only come from people not in the business.
Iggy Azalea says fellow rappers like Kanye West have no problem with her style
The Australian star has been criticised by some fans of the genre for not being authentic - her rhyming voice is different to her speaking one - but she insisted none of her contemporaries could have foreseen the abuse she has received.
She said: ''It would have been hard for [Kanye West] to fathom that anyone would want to have such a conversation with me.
''He is embedded in this world, he is not looking in on it from the outside.
''You know, I just read the Keith Richards autobiography and I thought it was so interesting when he pointed out that no American blues musicians ever accused the Rolling Stones of ''imitating'' their sound - but people were writing that stuff about them back in England.''
Iggy has come under similar criticism, and she has pointed out that - in the exact same way - it hasn't been her fellow musicians who have been the ones attacking her.
She told The Observer newspaper's New Review: ''You know the funny thing, I have never had any musician tell me that I wasn't authentic for being white and Australian. Not one.
''Even I had a warped perception of how I would be received in this business.
''What I've come to realise is that it's the people who write about the music - or who are outside it in some way - who have a problem with what I am doing. The only true insiders are the musicians themselves.''
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