Angel Haze and Iggy Azalea call for ‘no more bitching’ between female rappers

The pair joined forces onstage at a London gig on Tuesday night (May 7)

Angel Haze and Iggy Azalea called for “no more bitching” between female rappers last night after a surprise collaboration at Haze’s show at London’s Scala on Tuesday night (May 7).

The pair got together to perform a cover of Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘Otis’. “No more pitting your favourite female rappers against each other,” said Haze, who was recently embroiled in a Twitter battle with ‘212’ star Azealia Banks. “We are the future of rap.”

“Angel’s always going to have a friend in me,” added Iggy Azalea. “I support her. She’s a fucking star. She’s the future.” The comments come a week after Canadian artist Grimes wrote a scathing blog post rallying against music industry sexism and the treatment of female artists.

During the gig, Haze premiered material from her forthcoming debut album including new single ‘No Bueno’ alongside tracks from last year’s acclaimed ‘Reservation’ mixtape. The New York rapper also performed, “for the first time and last time”, her song ‘Cleaning Out My Closet’, based on the Eminem song of the same name, as well as a violin-accompanied take on Jay-Z and Kanye West’s ‘No Church In The Wild’.

“The album’s due in October,” she told NME afterwards. “I keep recording all the songs for it and now there’s so many that I don’t know which to choose. I wake up in the night scared one song’s going to fuck the entire album up.”