Music·Updated on Aug 23, 2020. Posted on Dec 22, 2014Will.i.am Defends Iggy Azalea"Hip-hop is global now ... it doesn't matter if you're white or black."by Brian McManusBuzzFeed Music EditorFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink Over the weekend, Q-Tip took to Twitter to give a hip-hop history lesson to Iggy Azalea, who has received much criticism of late due to an apparent lack of understanding of her chosen genre's origin. Now, Black Eyed Peas' chief architect Will.i.am has come to Iggy's defense, thanking her for "spreading our culture positively." youtube.com More about the criticisms leveled against Azalea here.