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Iggy Azalea's New Music Video Is Called Out For Blackface, And Honestly, I Don’t Disagree

Ummm, you good, Iggy?

Iggy Azalea is back with a new music video AND a new look. A very, very different new look. Almost like a different-race type of new look.

Iggy Azalea with long, straight dark hair amid backup dancers
Bad Dreams Records / Empire

I'm not the only one who noticed Iggy's different complexion in her video for "I Am the Stripclub.”

Iggy lying down with her head propped on her hand
Bad Dreams Records / Empire

As soon as she dropped the video, people were very quick to call out the rapper for what some are calling blackface, others are calling blackfishing, and I'm calling a desperate cry for attention.

Honestly, I'm writing about it, so, very well played, Iggy.

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Nonetheless, we can all agree that the look was a strong departure from her normal skin tone.

Iggy walking down the street with her blond hair up in a bun
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One critic commented that it was essentially blackface.

So Iggy Azalea is essentially in black face in her new video.

Twitter: @JaxxDynamite

Another person described the video as "a lot to unpack," and I couldn't agree more.

@EMPIRE @IGGYAZALEA It’s giving…..black face…black woman….throwing the gays in for “approval”… whew it’s a lot to unpack but good for her

Twitter: @EMPIRE

This woman summed it up perfectly with one question: "Why can't white women just be white?"

Why can't white women just be white? https://t.co/167LoHSsr3

Twitter: @VeeCeeMurphy76

Ummm, I'm not sure what's going on with Iggy’s skin color in the video, but hopefully she will address the backlash and clear things up soon!

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