An in-studio video for Iggy Azalea’s “Murda Bizness” featuring T.I. dropped a couple of days ago, but Iggy insists it isn’t the official clip for the track. In fact, the “My World” rapper clarified to XXLMag.com last week during the 2012 Freshmen Live Tour stop in New York City that the real version of the video is being shot in a couple of days and will drop during the first week of May.
“The real video is getting filmed in like 10 days,” she said. “I’m a perfectionist, so, that first video is not my final work.”
Iggy also revealed that she will be releasing a second single in June and “hopefully, end of July, we’ll put my album [The New Classic] out and I’ll be touring.”
The leggy rapstress recently addressed not-so-positive comments made about her by other female MCs, including Eve and newbie Azealia Banks. She told XXL, “I like Eve. Everybody is different, everybody hasn’t lived out of the box and for you to even know if it’s real, you have to kind of be an out-the-box person or somebody who likes something they’re not supposed to [like]. A girl like her that raps is expected, so, how could you understand something so different?
“I’m not mad at [Eve] for not understanding it,” she continued. “How could you if you’ve never been ostracized or loved something you weren’t suppose to love? Everything you’ve loved you’re allowed to love, so, how could you understand me? Thus, how could you know if it’s real? I used to be like, ‘It is real, let me prove it to you. Now, I don’t care if you think it’s real or not because it’s what I love, it’s my life. I don’t put my story all out there for you because I don’t need to put my story out there and prove it. I don’t give a fuck if you think I am or not ’cause that girl in the crowd understand it and that’s who it’s for, if you don’t then it’s not for you.”
The response came after Eve questioned Iggy’s authenticity, saying she isn’t “really into the Iggy Azalea chick. I really can’t fuck with her music, but her look is crazy. I just can’t believe it.” Eve statement came during an interview with The Women of Hip-Hop that appeared on the net earlier this month.
And when asked about Banks disapproval of her as an XXL Freshman, The Australian spitter dismisses the entire thing.
“Females are competitive like that and that’s how it is,” she said matter-of-factly. “I’m sure if I was the best sprinter in the world, all the other sprinters would hate me and I would hate them, too. It’s the same thing— it’s competition, it’s women. I don’t take offense to it. I don’t wake up thinking about another woman. I think about what I am going to do to make sure my career has longevity because that’s my only job. I just think about that, not who can be doing my job better than me —no one can, because I’m the only one that can be me and they’re the only ones who can be them.” —Mariel Concepcion (@Mceezy)