XXL Magazine released the Freshman Class of 2012 this morning featuring 10 of the hottest rising hip hop stars. This annual cover has included big name rappers in the past such as Diggy and Big Sean. Making the list this year is Future, French Montana, Machine Gun Kelly, Roscoe Dash, Danny Brown, Kid Ink, Don Trip, Macklemore, Hopspin and Iggy Azalea- the first female rapper ever to appear on the cover.
The Australian rapper has teamed up with the Grand Hustle (T.I) team and is set to release her first album this summer. Not everybody is excited to welcome this new female MC to the hip hop game. Instead of embracing her fellow female rapper, Azaelia Banks (another up and coming female MC) took to her Twitter page to express her disappointment in the 2012 Freshman class.
She Tweeted: “Iggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong. How can you endorse a a white woman who called herself a “Runaway slave master”? Whatever. Sorry guys. But I’m pro black girl. I’m not anti white girl, but I’m also not here for any1 outside of my culture trying to trivialize very serious aspects of it. In any capacity. *kanye shrug* If u hate my music now because of how I feel about this then I guess it’s my loss. I’ll take that loss.”