Apparently not everybody is feeling XXL magazine’s choices for its fifth annual Freshman Class cover. While the hip hop mag has been highlighting up and coming acts on its cover for years, many are shocked by the first female to make the list—Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
One of the most outspoken critics about the Azalea nod is fellow female rapper Azealia Banks took Twitter to express her displeasure with the mag’s choice to include the Aussie on the list.
“Iggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong,” Banks tweeted. “How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a “runaway slave master”?”
While I can’t keep half of these new emcees straight anymore, as a longtime rap fan I did find it interesting that the first female to crack the list is white (things that make you go hmmm).
Banks, who has no problem telling folks how she really feels, further explained her stance.
“Sorry guys. But I’m pro black girl,” she tweeted. “I’m not anti white girl, but I’m also not here for any1 outside of my culture trying to trivialize very serious aspects of it. In any capacity. *kanye shrug*”
This dust up comes just weeks after XXL came under fire for a controversial view featuring Bay Area rapper Too Short who gave young boys some very unfatherly and totally irresponsible advice on how to “turn girls out.”
What do you think folks…is this all much to do about nothing? Or is rap only cool when white girls do it?