Not exactly sure who the Eminem “trailer park inspirational struggle ballad”, meets trap music anthem is for; but kudos to Iggy Azalea for making a song that’ll really connect deep down with the Floridian stripper population. While I can’t see this song adding a ton to the musical conversation, it will allow a lot of you out there in women’s studies and anthropology classes, to write some pretty great papers.
For the young feminist among you, be sure to mention the objectification of Iggy in this video. Or, maybe it’s the empowerment of becoming a stripper? Guess it depends on which brand of feminism you subscribe to; either way focus on the “male gaze” on display in the direction. There’s at least a paragraph or two of material there. Y’all involved in social justice, be sure to shoutout Iggy’s adopted “Southern African American twang”, fetishization of Black American “cultural signifiers” and the way she drapes herself in black people. Bring up Elvis and the “blue eyed soul” phenomena. Or spin this video as an example of the globalization of hip hop. Be sure to use the phrase “cultural appropriation” a couple of times and you’re guaranteed to get at least a B-.
Thirsty dudes that don’t care about any of that shit, Iggy looks hot in the video. If you like rap songs that get played at dance clubs—that dont play rap music—this one might be your jam. Aussie Barbie gives an extra from Sons of Anarchy a lap dance. There’s lots of shot of homegirl in hot pants. Not quite the “Freaks” video, but not everyone can be Nicki Minaj. Iggy Azalea videos, a meeting place for academics and the thirstiest men of Instagram.- raythedestroyer