“Hip Hop Is Run By A White, Blonde, Australian Woman” was the headline Forbes published. Naturally that would make people upset. The article alleged that she was the next big thing in hip hop. Some facts that might have lead to this assertion? Iggy’s album, The New Classic, became the highest-charting debut album by a female rapper since Nicki Minaj back in 2010. She moved 52,000 in the first week. She also performed at Billboard’s music awards, which exposed her to those who might have not known of the Grand Hustle affiliate. In addition to her album’s success, the article also claims she became the first woman in hip hop to have two simultaneous hits in the top five of the Billboard Hot 100 just this past charting week.
After the backlash to the premature claim, Forbes re-titled their article “Hip Hop’s Unlikely New Star: A White, Blonde, Australian Woman.” Anyone that knows hip hop knows if any female runs it – its Nicki Minaj. Nicki responded to the article laughing it off and said, “Listen, all Forbes needs to worry about is my finances and when I’m going to be selling Myx Fusion for $250 million. That’s all they need to worry about. We rely on Hip Hop journalism and blogs for THAT kind of information. So we appreciate that, but no thank you.”
Stick to counting the coins Forbes. Read the article HERE.