Iggy Azalea Slams Beyonce’s ‘Lemonade’ as Racist Attack on White Women

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MARCH 23: Rapper Iggy Azalea visits at Music Choice on March 23, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Matthew Eisman/Getty Images)
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Australian pop star Iggy Azalea blasted Beyoncé’s “Becky’s with the good hair” lyric, from her album, Lemonade, as a racist attack on white women.

Azalea is no stranger to controversy. She is constantly taunted by black rappers and derided by music industry critics for lacking the lyrical flair of her contemporaries. So it was no surprise when the 25-year-old singer, with the assistance of some of her six million Twitter followers, called out Beyoncé for using the racially “stereotypical name” “Becky.”

Azalea goes on to note that she is a fan of Beyoncé and her Lemonade album, but does not appreciate being negatively generalized because she looks a certain way.

Indeed, perhaps the most famous Becky is the brunette-haired white women prominently featured in Sir Mix-a- Lot’s “Baby Got Back” music video.

However, a quick Urban Dictionary search of the name “Becky” reveals the sordid usage of the name that has Iggy Azalea protesting its use by Beyoncé.

One definition of “Becky” refers to white women, as Azalea notes above, giving fellatio.

Coincidentally enough, Iggy Azalea uses the name “Becky” in her 2012 song I Think She ReadyBut the singer maintains, currently, at least, that Beyoncé’s use of that name in this context disparages white women.

What’s more, Beyoncé’s Lemonade lyrics about “Becky with the good hair” are meant to explain the singer’s feelings about her unfaithful husband Jay-Z.

“Sources said ‘Becky’ is a composite of women Jay Z was rumored to have had liaisons with earlier in their relationship,” the New York Post reports.

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