Iggy Azalea Claims Beyonce’s “Becky” Reference Is A Negative Racial Stereotype
27 April 2016, 11:27 | Updated: 27 April 2016, 11:31
Iggy isn't happy.
While many fans continue to hunt down the identity of Beyonce’s “Becky with the good hair”, Iggy Azalea has claimed that the reference is actually a negative racial stereotype.
Some fans believe Beyonce made reference to Jay Z cheating with a cryptic line about ‘Becky’ on her new album ‘Lemonade’.
However Iggy says using the term is an unnecessary generalisation, similar to calling all black women “Sha nay nay” or all Asian women “Ming Lee”.
She also claims that the name Becky is used as a euphemism for white girls’ love for oral sex and attempted to clarify that she is not throwing shade at Beyonce.
Check out Iggy’s rant below:
@iggys_bitch dont ever call me a becky.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016
@phagmob @iggys_bitch it was used as a play on brain and brian. you would not be down if i started calling all black men "deshawns"— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016
@phagmob generalizing ANY race by calling them one sterotypical name for said race. i personally dont think is very cool, the end.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016
@phagmob girl BYE. do you know how many time ppl have called me BECKY? it didnt have any kind of positive intention behind it. dont start.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016
@SamMaffiaOnline I dont care. Dont call all asian women "ming lee" dont call white women "becky" dont call black women "sha nay nay"— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016
@phagmob @iggys_bitch 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 AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 25, 2016
@rNicaRo the whole becky thing "give me that becky" comes from white womens supposed love for blow jobs. so excuse me but, i dont want— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 26, 2016
@rNicaRo to be called a generalized name that gained populairty as a way to describe oral sex and then generally white women. no thanks.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 26, 2016
Meanwhile, a number of women have been forced to deny that they aren’t “Becky” including Rachel Roy and Rita Ora.