Halsey has hit out at Iggy Azalea, describing the rapper as a “f—ing moron.”
“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. F—ing moron. I watched her career dissolve and it fascinated me.”
Her fiery comments came as she defended Migos rapper Quavo against accusations of homophobia that surfaced earlier this year.
“I think he’s misunderstood,” she said. “Just because I choose to be a socially conscious artist, and I’m pretty good at that, 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.”
She added: “I agree his apology was bullshit, but I can’t police everyone.”
Halsey also clarified her comments on Twitter after the article was published, writing, “Honestly? I didn’t know that Quavo had made homophobic comments when I collaborated him. We’ve never spoken a word to each other.”
In a series of follow-up tweets, she added: “I have no intention of pursuing a friendship there, unless he wants to make a legitimate apology. I work tirelessly to represent & support marginalized communities I love & am a part of. I’m sorry if my actions have ever seemed otherwise.”