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    Halsey Called Iggy Azalea A "Fucking Moron" And Also Got In Trouble For Defending Quavo

    No, I didn't make any of these names up.

    Katy Perry has managed to stay silent on Taylor Swift for like a week and Kris Jenner hasn't emailed me telling me to write my daily Kardashians post*, so I'm taking a break to update you on a new, totally random celeb beef!

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    *JK I'm kidding about Kris Jenner emailing me.

    From left to right, we've got three problematic faves: the human version of Urban Outfitters and singer Halsey, Quavo from rap trio Migos, and "rapper" Iggy Azalea.

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    Fun fact: None of those are their real names (but you knew that already). Halsey's real name is Ashley Frangipane, Quavo was born Quavious Marshall, and Iggy Azalea's name is actually Amethyst Kelly. THE MORE YOU KNOW.

    Let's throw some facts out on the table that will matter. Halsey is biracial and bisexual. Quavo has a complicated history with the LGBT community. And Iggy Azalea has frequently been accused of cultural appropriation. Got that?

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    Halsey has a badass bisexual anthem "Strangers" with Fifth Harmony singer and fellow queer artist Lauren Jauregui on her new album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. Stories circulated that Migos took issue with drag queens that were part of their Saturday Night Live performance earlier this year. And Iggy Iggy Azalea.

    Recently, Halsey gave an interview to The Guardian to promote Hopeless Fountain Kingdom. In the interview, she defends Quavo, who is featured on the album.

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    Here's what she told the publication:

    “I think he’s misunderstood,” she says. “Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct. I don’t think he’s inherently homophobic, I think he’s in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullshit but I can’t police everybody.”

    But some people were NOT here for her defending Quavo:

    @drugproblem How does one pat themselves on the back for being 'socially concious' and then defend homophobia?

    And in the aftermath of the criticism, Halsey walked back her defense of Quavo:

    Honestly? I didn't know that Quavo had made homophobic comments when I collaborated him. We've never spoken a word to each other and +

    + I have no intention of pursuing a friendship there, unless he wants to make a legitimate apology.

    Like, she really did seem sorry. It's kind of awesome to see a celeb open up and own up to their actions!

    I work tirelessly to represent & support marginalized communities I love & am a part of. I'm sorry if my actions have ever seemed otherwise.

    I only meant to say that people can struggle being socially conscious if they don't have the information/vocabulary. So we must educate them

    And I'm proud to watch the young people around me work hard to educate themselves and others to stay woke every day.

    I think thats an important point. I AM queer & I TRY to be understanding & want people to be educated. But im truly…

    And she even thanked her fans for keeping her responsible for what she says and does!

    Again, I am truly sorry for my misjudgement and I am happy to have listeners who hold me accountable.

    BUT WAIT. THIS IS A 2-FOR-1 CELEBRITY BEEF SPECIAL. THERE'S MORE. Halsey *ALSO* had some choice words to say about Iggy Azalea when the Guardian reporter suggested she COULD in fact police who appears on her album:

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    The singer says: “Yes, I can, and there’s a lot of people I wouldn’t put on my record. [Like] Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. Fucking moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”

    Well, that's that on that!


    Is this the beginning of a new "celebrity" feud? Only time will tell!