Iggy Azalea says she ‘did not want to win’ a Grammy because she doesn’t ‘need to be hated any more’

The Aussie star was beaten to the Best Rap Album award by Eminem

Iggy Azalea has claimed that she’s glad to not have won a Grammy Award this year as it would only fuel her haters.

Speaking on LA radio’s Power 106 station, the Aussie rapper said: “I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, ‘Fuck this. I don’t want it, take it. Get it away from me’.”

Azalea continued: “People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated any more.”


The rapper, who was beaten to the Best Rap Album accolade by Eminem, also hit out at the perceived hypocrisy of critics that had deemed her possibly winning the award as cultural appropriation.

Azalea said: “I found it to be kind of ironic. It was because I’m white, therefore I’m appropriating culture, but then Eminem won it – who’s white and won it many times – and they didn’t seem to say anything about that. I suspect it was just because they dislike me.”

Elsewhere in the interview, Azalea also discussed rumours of her having a sex change and allegations of racism. Watch in full below.

Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea recently revealed that she decided to leave Twitter as it was making her so angry it was affecting the recording of her new album.

“You feel like it’s a personal attack on your character and it’s human nature to want to defend yourself,” she said. “So then you get to defending yourself, which will be misconstrued or read. Then it’s on a blog and you’re mad at that blog. It’s just a cycle that I think…you have to get out of the cycle.”


Earlier this year, Azalea responded to the criticism she has received for her role in hip-hop, claiming that it was “100,000 per cent to do with the fact I have a vagina”.

In December of last year, Azealia Banks accused the Australian of picking and choosing from black culture but ignoring larger issues, such as protests sparked by the deaths of African-Americans Eric Garner and Michael Brown at the hands of police.