Iggy Azalea says sexism is to blame for criticism

Hip-hop star Iggy Azalea says sexism is to blame for much of the criticism she receives

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Iggy Azalea thinks sexism is to blame for much of the criticism she receives.

The 24-year-old star says it's especially difficult for her to succeed in the rap industry because she's white and female.

Asked if she thinks she's being singled out for criticism because she's a woman, Iggy replied: "Well, they don't say that stuff about Macklemore. So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina."

Iggy also suggested the public is unduly interested in the fact she's a white Australian forging a successful career in hip-hop.

The blonde beauty told Vanity Fair magazine: "I never thought it was strange. If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem - they've all basically done black music.

"I felt this wasn't that far from what we've seen in music history over and over again."

Meanwhile, Iggy revealed recently that she has been diagnosed with the jaw condition TMJ.

The condition, otherwise known as temporomandibular joint dysfunction, can be caused by stress and restricts movement of the mouth, making eating and talking more difficult.

She tweeted: "Last month I was diagnosed with TMJ which isn't the best ... I don't think western medicine all the way acknowledges what a huge toll mental stress takes on our bodies. But I do believe it is a factor. I'm gonna make more of an effort to take care of myself in 2015, stay away from all the drama & hopefully not have any flair ups. (sic)."

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