Behind the music, we have Iggy Azalea; the 21-year-old great Australian hype, XXL Freshman Class inductee, Grand Hustle member and girlfriend to A$AP Rocky. Iggy, the daughter of a painter and real estate agent, by no means looks like a contender. But since blowing up on YouTube in 2011, releasing her mixtape Ignorant Art and climbing the ranks under T.I.’s instruction, Iggy has a fighting chance.
Then there’s 20-year-old Harlem native, Azealia Banks. The bisexual high school dropout and Interscope artist has been profiled in the New York Times and garnered attention of some of fashions elite, including photographer Terry Richards and designer Karl Lagerfeld. Now a good friend of Lagerfeld, Azaelia was invited her to perform at his home during Paris Fashion Week and hired her to perform in Japan at the Chanel pop-up store after party.
Both rappers undoubtedly have bars, a major fan base and good labels behind their upcoming projects. Where Iggy wins with sex appeal and has no issue showing her (ass)ets, Azealia makes up with a cute face and the support of high fashion royalty.
So what’s beef?