Rack City: 10 Hip Hop Sex Tape Scandals
Rappers are quick to document their sexual conquests in their lyrics. It should not come as any surprise that many of them also document their sexual conquests on camera. Titans of hip hop like Lil Wayne, Kanye West, and Tupac have all fell victim to the (threatened or actual) publication of their private sex tapes. As have many others. Even in the case of rumored sex tapes, the sheer possibility that a tape exists often obscures the fact that it likely does not. Check out 10 of hip hop's most epic sex tape scandals after the jump.
Iggy Azalea Announces "Digital Distortion" Release Date
Iggy Azalea's new single for Digital Distortion, "Team," hasn't quite been able to capture the same success as her debut album singles "Fancy" and "Beg For It." Nonetheless the Australian-born artist is persevering on, recently announcing a release date for her sophomore album.
Iggy Azalea Doesn't Think Beyoncé Is "Racist," But She's Still Against The Term "Becky"
"Becky" has been on the tip of everyone's tongue over the last week, following Beyoncé's use of the name in her song "Sorry," where she described a woman many have assumed to be Jay Z's former mistress as "Becky with the good hair".
Iggy Azalea Thinks Beyonce's "Becky" Reference Is A Stereotype Against White Girls
In what shouldn’t be much of a surprise, Iggy Azalea is under scrutiny once again for statements made about the infamous “Becky” reference from Beyonce’s Lemonade album. While many fans believe Beyonce is referring to a woman Jay Z cheated on her with, possibly being Rachel Roy Or Rita Ora, Iggy thinks otherwise and says it’s a a stereotype used against basic white girls.
Every Rap Single To Go #1 On The Hot 100
If you've been watching the charts over the last few years, you'll know that rap isn't dominating the Hot 100, and many of the songs that do make their way to the number one spot might no necessarily represent the genre all that well. Looking back at all the prior rap #1s on the Hot 100, this trend moves in waves. In the early 90s, we saw acts like Vanilla Ice and Marky Mark earning the highest honors of chart presence, but by the early 00s, the reigning singles on the chart were largely authentic rap and R&B songs.
Iggy Azalea On If Nick Young Cheats: "You Will Have Half A Penis"
During a recent visit to The Ellen Show, Iggy Azalea glided over Ellen's question about the whole Nick Young video controversy, when a video surfaced of the L.A. Laker basically admitting to cheating on Iggy.
Iggy Azalea: "Nick [Young] and I Are Good"
Since it was revealed that Nick Young may have been unfaithful to his fiance, Iggy Azalea, it's been unclear whether or not the couple would go through with their wedding plans, but according to Iggy, things are all good for the couple, because they're "grown" like that."lol, errrrr.... nick and i are good babe," wrote the rapper to a fan on Twitter, before responding to another who questioned Iggy's judgement, "when youre grown and actually build a life with someone you might understand."
Iggy Azalea Reportedly Hit With $400,000 Tax Lien
Iggy Azalea had a surprisingly good sense of humor about the whole D'Angelo Russell-Nick Young debacle. She will be forced to muster a similar attitude as she prepares to neutralize a reported tax lien.
Iggy Azalea Thanks D'Angelo Russell For Snitching On Nick Young
Iggy Azalea has found herself at the center of another internet controversy, but this time she didn’t start it. We’re about to get real deep with this shit, so put on your gossip goggles and buckle up.
Azealia Banks Encourages Iggy Azalea To Commit Suicide
Iggy Azalea opened up about her depression during an interview last week on The Cruz Show. “I don’t know, there were times when I wanted to just quit life," she said of her experiences after the post-"Fancy" backlash. "Sometimes I would drive through the canyons to get to my horses and I would be like what if I just kept driving." Spotting an opportunity, Banks responded with an Instagram comment: “YAAS slavemaster, drive that slave truck right off the canyon,” she wrote.
Iggy Azalea Admits She Had A "Psychotic Breakdown" Last Year
No one in hip-hop (if you think she belongs in that category, that is) had a tougher 2015 than Iggy Azalea. She was at the center of a far-reaching debate on cultural appropriation in the genre, and most all of her efforts to defend herself ended up backfiring.
Azealia Banks Reignites Feud With Iggy Azalea
Well it looks like there’s a new chapter in the on-going feud between Azealia Banks & Iggy Azalea. On Tuesday, Azealia Banks took to twitter to call out Iggy for her comments made in a recent cover story for Elle Canada.
Talib Kweli Blasts Iggy Azalea Over Her Response To Macklemore
Macklemore's latest single, "White Privilege II," has been causing quite a storm on social media. On the track, he namedropped Miley Cyrus, Elvis Presley, and the easiest target of them all: Iggy Azalea. "You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea / Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic," rapped Macklemore, referring to himself in the second person.
Iggy Azalea Responds To Macklemore "White Privilege II" Diss
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis are ramping up their activity as they prepare for the February 26 release of This Unruly Mess I’ve Made.
Iggy Azalea Says Label "Doesn't Wanna See Me Shine"
Iggy Azalea has enjoyed the unconditional support from her fiancee, Nick Young, but the same can't be said for her label.
Nick Young Predicts Iggy Azalea Will Have The Best Album Of 2016
Nick Young sees himself as more than just a basketball player -- he is a swag auteur, fashion icon, and apparently, rap Nostradamus. In an interview with Billboard, Young made a bold prediction: his fiancée Iggy Azalea's sophomore release Digital Distortion will be "the best album of 2016."
Iggy Azalea Pens Open Letter To Erykah Badu
Erykah Badu threw some heavy-handed shade at Iggy Azalea, while she hosted the 2015 Soul Awards two weeks ago. She took a fake phone call from Iggy. "No, no, no, you can come," Badu said," 'cause what you doin’ is definitely not rap."
Erykah Badu Apologizes To Iggy Azalea, Sorta
When Erykah Badu hosted the Soul Train Awards two weeks ago, she garnered the media's attention with a little skit she did centered around Iggy Azalea. The consensus of the skit was that Iggy is not real rap, as Erykah pretended to answer a cellphone, saying, "Who is this? Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey...
Iggy Azalea Acknowledges That Erykah Badu Diss
Iggy Azalea hasn't been as active as she once was on Twitter, which is probably a good thing, considering the constant controversy that followed her every post. However, Iggy returned to Twitter today, days after she was dissed on national television by Erykah Badu. Azalea was fairly level-headed in her latest report, which centered around her upcoming music, but did make sure to acknowledge Erykah's remark that what Iggy is is doing is "definitely not rap."
Erykah Badu Throws Shade At Iggy Azalea During Soul Train Awards
The 2015 Soul Train Awards are underway, and thanks to host Erykah Badu, they're already a hit. The legendary R&B singer kicked things off with a phone-centric monologue (to go along with the theme of her new mixtape), and while she had plenty of great punchlines, one stood out above the rest. "Who is this?" Erykah said as she answered a flip phone. "Iggy Azalea? Yeah, hey... no, no, no, you can come, 'cause what you doin’ is definitely not rap."