Iggy Azalea has taken to Twitter to clarify comments about Beyonce’s Sorry lyrics, saying she doesn’t think the singer is racist.
On Tuesday the rapper urged fans to never call her “Becky” amid Beyonce’s Lemonade album controversy, and pointed out the reasons why.
But after facing a backlash from the star’s fans, she returned to Twitter once again.
“No I don’t think Beyonce is racist nor do I think calling someone “Becky” is the same as a racial slur. I actually like her and the project,” she wrote.
“BUT, no I don’t think it’s great to use stereotypical names to describe ANY race. I think we can all agree on that. AND WE ALL KNOW ‘Becky’ started because you all think white girls just go around slobbing on everyone’s d**k. I’m good on being called that.”
She continued: “AND YOU WILL ALL DEAL. Because unless you’re planning on walking up to me and calling me out my name, it doesn’t affect you!”
Beyonce’s latest album Lemonade has prompted a lot of discussion, and Sorry – which features the reference – sees her urging a cheating lover to call ‘Becky with the good hair’.
There has been mounting speculation about the people being referred to in the song, with many fans linking it to Jay Z and his alleged mistress Rachel Roy who is the ex wife of Jay Z’s former business partner.
She later responded: “I respect love, marriages, families and strength. What shouldn’t be tolerated by anyone, no matter what, is bullying, of any kind.”
Beyonce fans also went after Rita Ora who also later took to Twitter to deny she was ‘Becky’.
She wrote: “I never usually address tabloid gossip but let me be clear, these rumours are false.
“I have nothing but the upmost respect for Beyonce. Let’s continue enjoying Lemonade.”