Macklemore & Ryan Lewis have an important message for Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea: Stop culturally appropriating.
Macklemore dropped a song featuring Jamila Woods late last night. It’s called “White Privilege II,” the followup to 2005’s “White Privilege.” In it, Macklemore voices his internal struggle with not knowing whether he’s on the “outside looking in” or “in the inside looking out” at hip-hop culture. He also specifically calls out Miley, Iggy and Elvis Presley for stealing things from hip-hop and making money off of it.
Check out the choice lyrics here:
“You’ve exploited and stolen the music, the moment / The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with / The culture was never yours to make better / You’re Miley, you’re Elvis, you’re Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you’ve heisted the magic / You’ve taken the drums and the accent you rapped in / You’re branded ’hip-hop,’ it’s so fascist and backwards”
Hours after the song dropped, one Twitter user asked Iggy, who recently peed herself at the dentist’s office, if she had heard it. She responded, saying that she had heard the song and that Macklemore shouldn’t have spent the last three years being friendly towards her if he felt some type of way about her.
@lggysBae he shouldnt have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) January 22, 2016
No word yet on Miley’s end. She may or may not be engaged these days, so who knows.
Listen to “White Privilege II” via Spotify here and tell us what you think in the comments section below.