Defying Stereotypes - Iggy Azalea

With Olivia R and Maya J

What are Stereotypes?

Maya and I both believe that a stereotype is an unfair generalization. It's to believe unfairly that a group of people are all the same. It is usually widely held and oversimplified idea of people or things. We both agree stereotypes are a negative thing and should be avoided and not used in day-to-day life.

About Iggy

Amethyst Amelia Kelly, better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea, is an Australian recording artist and model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales. She left for the United States at the age of 16, to pursue a career in hip hop music first residing in Miami, Florida and then other parts of southern America including Housten, Texas, Atlanta and Georgia. She later went into professional modeling, when she became represented by Wilhelmina Models and was announced the "New Face of Levi Jeans". Also in 2012, Azalea became both the first female and the first non-American rapper to be featured on XXL's annual Top Freshman cover issue.

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Why Iggy Azalea is an Example of a Stereotype

Over the past couple of months, there have been a lot of critisism over Azalea. It is not suprising while on Social Media websites such as Twitter, Facebook and Instragram you can find a comment or post about Iggy Azalea involving where she is from, the colour of her skin and her gender. On many occasions she has been compared with Nicki Minaj, and in a very negative way. The majority of rappers that we know usually have darker skin and come from the United States, however there are some exceptions, such as Mackelmore and Eminem which we're sure you've heard about. Yet. Azalea is quite different. She is white, she comes from Australia and she's a female. Some people are quite racist and sexist towards her. The reason why we have chosen Iggy Azalea to write our project about is because she defies stereotypes. She isn't black. She isn't a male. And she wasn't born in the US. Iggy Azalea is a very successful rapper and artist.

Why Azalea Defies all Stereotypes

At the extremely young age of 24, Iggy Azalea has accomplished more than a person could dream of in a life time. She defies all stereotypes because she is extremely successful, and proves all of the people with hateful comments wrong. Here are just some of her amazing achievements.

  • Makes history on the Billboard Hot 100, as 'Fancy', featuring Charli XCX, rewrites the record for the longest-leading No. 1 by a female rapper.
  • Young Hollywood Award for Best Song
  • Three Teen Choice Awards
  • One MTV music video award
  • Eleven World Music nominations

Iggy Azalea Official

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