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Q-Tip Gives Iggy Azalea a Hip-Hop History Lesson

In a series of nearly 40 tweets, Q-Tip explains the origin of hip-hop to Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
The feud between rappers Azealia Banks and Iggy Azalea wages on. Last week, Banks gave an emotional radio interview about how the Australian rapper is appropriating hip-hop culture. Iggy responded by criticizing Banks on Twitter, calling her a “bigot” and saying that she’s making their feud racial. But rapper Q-Tip thinks Iggy still has a lot to learn. Over the weekend, he schooled Australian rapper Iggy on hip hop—literally. In a series of nearly 40 tweets, the hip-hop legend kindly shared a history lesson about the origins of the musical genre in an attempt to help Iggy understand the culture behind music she’s become a part of. Atlanta rapper T.I., who publicly endorses Iggy, defended the Australian rapper on his own Twitter saying that while he agrees with Q-Tip about the source of hip-hop music, he believes it’s time that white rappers and Black rappers learn to “live in harmony.” What do you think?