You have probably heard about the feud between Iggy Azalea and Snoop Dogg. If you haven’t then you might as well have been living under a rock because it is the biggest news in the music and social media world this week.
There have been speculations from sites such as the Washington post, that it may all just be a big fake PR stunt. If that is the case, then congratulations on the reach to them. However, we must remember the problem that caused this feud in the first place, and that is Snoop Dogg’s bizarre sense of Music Elitism.
Other claims, such as reverse racism and sexism have also been mentioned. In fact Snoop Doggs behaviour was so disgusting that most publications will not share the exact thing he said in a now deleted Instagram directed at Iggy Azalea.
For those of you who need a quick capture of what happened, the feud sprang from the following Instagram post by Snoop which Azalea found extremely insulting.
Iggy Azalea took to twitter to respond to Snoop Dogg’s cruel joke, featuring an albino African American Woman. Insulting not one, but two woman. Azalea asked why he had acted like such an ass and continued to question Snoop Dogg.
Rather than taking the high road, Snoop followed up with a series of insulting posts to further the feud.
After Interference from T.I., Iggy’s mentor and Snoops pal via the phone, In a Video hosted on TMZ Snoop Dogg apologized for the feud stating ” It’s done”
Whilst the feud may be done, the damage is not. Snoop has made a name for himself for being, for no want of a better word: ‘a little bitch’ about the situation and his cowardly actions show just why no-one will ever refer to him as ‘ Snoop Lion’
The world of rap is becoming more and more mainstream, and teasing Iggy for her resemblance to that guy from white chicks ( who was trying to look like a very pretty blonde by the way) is a cruel joke. To add salt to the wound though, Snoop posted that photo about the significant female rappers, that being no one. This was not only insulting to Iggy Azalea, but female rappers all around the globe who continue to not get enough recognition for their own ability to spit out a tune.
While rap is not to everyone’s taste in the first place, most can appreciate the poetry behind it but when rappers get musically elite, and start to undercut other successes of their own genre, I start to see why people so easily turn away from rap.
Snoop dog, we don’t know what kind of drugs you’re on to find it funny or acceptable to insult and swear about another artists looks, but in case you haven’t already seen all the news: IT IS NOT AND NEVER WILL BE OKAY.
Firstly, it implies that a female artist can only be as good as they are pretty.
Secondly, it is damaging to their self esteem.
Thirdly, it is Music Elitism, It is BULLYING and it has got to stop.