Uh oh! It didn’t take long for Iggy Azalea to find herself in another Twitter controversy, and this time she stepped in it for calling out Beyoncé’s use of ‘Becky’ as being racist towards white women! Keep reading for her shocking posts.
Oh geez! Iggy Azalea, 25, just had to go there and called out a fan for calling her a “Becky,” but in the process she dissed Beyonce, 34, for using the term in her lyric about husband Jay Z‘s alleged cheating. The Aussie rapper claims that anyone calling a white girl a “Becky” is not cool, and Iggy won’t tolerate that name being thrown her way.
“Girl, BYE. Do you know how many time ppl have called me BECKY?” Iggy tweeted after a fan called her the perceived offensive name on her Twitter. “It didn’t have any kind of positive intention behind it. Don’t start.” Yikes! Hopefully Iggy realized that by revealing how much she despises being called a Becky, she just gave her legion of haters a whole new term to throw her way.
“Generalizing any race by calling them one stereotypical name for said race. I personally don’t think is very cool, the end,” Iggy added. The use of “Becky” as a derogatory term for white women has suddenly come up thanks to Bey’s lyric off her new album Lemonade where she sings, “He only want me when I’m not there. He better call Becky with the good hair.” Stream Beyoncé’s music, completely unlimited and ad-free, RIGHT HERE.
But Iggy couldn’t just leave it at that, she brought up other nicknames she thinks are stereotypical for women of other races. “Don’t call all Asian women ‘Ming Lee,’ don’t call white women ‘Becky,’ don’t call black women ‘Sha Nay Nay.” OMG, Iggy….she just never knows when to stop.
She wanted to make it clear that while she loathes the term “Becky,” she’s still a huge fan of Beyoncé, which hopefully will keep the Beyhive from attacking. “And by the way, this is not Bey shade. I love her and the album. But my name is Iggy, and you will all call me that.” Iggy has since deleted her tweets about the Becky issue so maybe she realized some things are better left unsaid.
HollywoodLifers, were you aware that “Becky” was a racist term towards a white woman? Do you think Iggy’s comment was directed at Beyoncé?