Halsey has some strong words for Iggy Azalea.
In a new interview with The Guardian, the “Closer” singer talks of her social anxiety and the time she spent dating a heroin addict when she was 17, and it ends with her prediction that eventually she’ll recede from the spotlight to become a pro songwriter because performing artists “have a sick masochism.”
But right before that, the 22-year-old pop star (real name: Ashley Frangipane), who has been vocal about her own biracial background, told The Guardian that she wouldn’t consider collaborating with Azalea.
“There’s a lot of people I wouldn’t put on my record,” she said. “Iggy Azalea: absolutely not. She had a complete disregard for black culture. Fucking moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”
Azalea, who is currently trying to bury the hatchet with former nemesis Banks, has yet to respond.
Halsey, in the meantime, is putting out her own fires. Her interview saw her defend Migos rapper Quavo from accusations of homophobia, and fans aren’t feeling it.
Halsey identifies as bisexual and has been an advocate for the LGBTQ community.
“I think he’s misunderstood,” she told the British news outlet of having Quavo perform on her new album. “Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at it, that doesn’t mean every artist is going to be equipped to be politically correct. I don’t think he’s inherently homophobic, I think he’s in a tough place of trying to explain what he means. I agree his apology was bullshit but I can’t police everybody.”
Halsey is now backtracking that statement on Twitter, saying “Again, I am truly sorry for my misjudgement and I am happy to have listeners who hold me accountable,” earlier this morning.