Iggy Azalea takes to twitter to voice her opinion on the meaning of "Becky."
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.
“It was used as a play on brain and Brian,” Azalea replied on Twitter. “You would not be down if I started calling all black men Deshawns.”
Later, Iggy compared the use of Becky to other names which are meant to stereotype and offend, like "Ming Lee" for Asians & "Sha Nay Nay" for African American women.
“Generalizing ANY race by calling them one sterotypical name for said race. i personally dont think is very cool, the end.” Azalea tweeted. “I don’t care. Don’t call all Asian women ‘Ming Lee.’ Don’t call white women ‘Becky.’ Don’t call black women ‘Sha Nay Nay.”
When the beyhive started pushing back, Iggy got frustrated, and even claimed she had been called “Becky” many times throughout her life. She later added that “Becky” can also refer to a white woman who gives oral sex.
However, for what’s worth, Iggy does note that none of her tweets were directed at Beyonce, and that she loves her album. “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.”
Read Iggy’s series of tweets below, and let us know what you think. Does Iggy have a point here? Or this another catastrophic mistake from Iggy opening her mouth?