There is very little that actually has me dumbfounded.
For the past week or so I’ve been bumpin’ this song called “I’m Fancy” in my car.
I remember thinking to myself that I needed to reach out to the Da Brat and tell her that I’m glad she’s back on the scene and that I like her new song and ask her what’s with the name change. What the hell is Iggy Azalea?
Good thing my curiosity got the better of me.
I went online to watch the video for “I’m Fancy” and was left scratching my head. Literally, I was sitting in front of my Mac scratching my head.
My first question was, how is this even possible?
My second was, is this white girl lip-synching to Da Brat’s voice? Wtf?
I mean, how is it possible that a white girl from Australia can master the voice of southern Black female rapper so much so that all this time, I really thought it was the Da Brat or some new Black female rapper I’d never heard of called Iggy Azalea?
Needless to say, I’ve come to the conclusion after listening to the “I’m Fancy” remix with Da Brat that Iggy Azalea sounds more like Da Brat than the Da Brat.
I am no stranger to the phenomenon of culture bandits, some of whom I actually like. But this takes it to a whole new level.
I still like the song even knowing what I know now, but Nicki Manaj and other Black female rappers better watch out if this is about to become to the trend in hip hop music.
Update 12:08 p.m.
Upon further inspection of the song’s lyrics, in particular this part:
Takin’ all the liquor straight, never chase that (Never)
Rooftop like we bringin’ ’88 back (What?)
I find myself even more perplexed as Iggy Azalea is 23-years-old. She was born on June 7, 1990 so what the hell would she know about bringing back anything from 1988. Da Brat however is 40, being born in 1974. I find it easier to believe she’d know a thing or two about the 80s than Iggy Azalea would.
But no worries, I’m going to get to the bottom of this, even if it means I have to go to a concert and observe Iggy Azalea myself spittin’ these lyrics.
Hear “I’m Fancy” Remix with Da Brat