The NRA and Iggy Azalea: Where Are You?
Where is the NRA while with their usual message of the need of people to arm themselves against an overzealous government? We’re getting Cliven Bundied except it’s not cattle and acres. Our transgressions are cigars and cigarettes, ironically staples in communities they see very little benefit from other than smooth, mentholly goodness.
Now Bundy threatened violence against federal officials after they attempted to execute court orders to confiscate and sell cattle to pay off the more than $1 million he owes the public. He attracted armed civilians, militia extremists, 2nd amendment warrior types whom descended upon Bundy’s ranch, triggering an armed standoff with the government which they then stopped for fearing an outbreak of violence. People cheered for that.
Well we need you guys now. Where are you? Garner and Brown “broke the law” (allegedly) as did Bundy. They tried to take Bundy’s cattle. You were there to support him. They shot Garner and Brown dead. Where is your presence at the protests? A statement of support perhaps? Anything?
I know not of the music of young Amethyst Amelia Kelly, but I respect the hell out of immigrants outside of the process who did what it took to make it over here, and can sell records in an era when you can’t sell records. However, if it’s not our musical guests from the show, I honestly don’t have the time to search for jewels amongst entire catalogues like I used to. I usually lean on the top 30 downloads on ohhla.com for relevancy, and she has been at the top. I’m good on it, but that is not unique to most of the top 30 nowadays.
From what I can gather, Amethyst’s style is very south all in the package of 5’10, blonde hair, blue eyed model package. T.I has cosigned, so legitimacy has been bestowed upon her act. I’m good with that. I’m also good with not commenting on issues for the purposes of not offending a base or potential base of customers. That’s capitalism. Cultural appropriation is another topic for another time; however, when called out by fellow rapper Azaelia Banks, Iggy’s response was tone def and oblivious as she claimed “all hell broke loose” and the need for “a new game plan”. She then pivoted to this.
In other news that actually relates to me: my arena tour is looking nice! Cant wait to release the dates this month <3 ^.^
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) December 4, 2014
Come on. If you casually dismiss these events that have obviously impacted both the demographic of those buying your albums and going to your concerts, not only does it show an incredible amount of ignorance, but also a lack of understanding of your audience. Furthermore, those with platforms should understand the impact or lack thereof they can have on events. Banks, to her credit has posted this as I write this piece that made me laugh out loud.
PLEASE STOP IMPERSONATING US, YOU'RE NOT EVEN DOING IT RIGHT.