Iggy Azalea Sounds Off on Fans: “Don’t Ever Call Me a Becky”

 

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea doesn’t ever want this nickname. As the controversy surrounding Beyoncé‘s latest album and a particular lyric about “Becky with the good hair” swirls, the rapper told her fans it’s one name she never wants to be called.”Don’t ever call me a Becky,” she instructed one fan while tweeting Monday night.While she was quick to clarify her remark was not meant as “bey shade,” Iggy wanted to clarify the meaning by the negative slang. Typically, “Becky” has been known to reference a generic Caucasian woman with long straight hair or the image of a “Valley Girl.”

“Do you know how many time ppl have called me BECKY? it didnt have any kind of positive intention behind it. don’t start,” she told another fan.”Generalizing ANY race by calling them one sterotypical name for said race. i personally dont think is very cool, the end,” she continued. “Dont call all asian women ‘ming lee’ dont call white women ‘becky’ dont call black women ‘sha nay nay.'”She closed the subject with one final thought on the matter. “To be called a generalized name that gained populairty as a way to describe oral sex and then generally white women. no thanks.”

Beyonce, Sorry Video, Lemonade

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The slang term has gained major attention as of late because of a line in Beyoncé’s newest visual album, Lemonade. In the song “Sorry,” the songstress urges her cheating lover to call “Becky with the good hair.”Fans have interpreted the song to be about Bey’s husband, Jay Z, and his alleged mistress, fashion designer Rachel Roy. While the claims have not been confirmed, the Beyhive swarmed Roy’s social media to the point of cyber harassment.”I respect love, marriages, families and strength,” the stylist tweeted Sunday. “What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”

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