Aussie celebrity slammed for shock statement saying her “home is in America” 12



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This Aussie celebrity has said that she no longer thinks of herself of Australian and now she has paid the price of such a shock statement.

Her honesty has now copped major backlash from Australian fans who feel Iggy Azalea has finally forgotten her homeland.

Jessica Kelly ‏said on Twitter, “why are you back in Australia last interview I watched you said you just grow up here its not home! Did you fail in America?”

Azalea who was born in Mullumbimby, NSW, moved to the US when she was just 16 years old to pursue a rap career and now 26-year-old Iggy Azalea has decided she wants to leave her heritage behind. She said, “I mean, to be honest with you, my home is in America,” she said as quoted by Daily Mail.

Azalea also hinted that there was not much musical talent in Australia when she was growing up.
“To be the best, you have to compete with the best. The people I saw back then who I saw in the charts, who were at the top of our charts, were American.”

The shock statements by Azalea seem to come at an odd time as she is actually currently judging alongside fellow Australians Jason Dundas and Guy Sebastian, and USA-born singer Adam Lambert for the Australian version of the X Factor.

Aussie girl Iggy Azalea said, “I mean, to be honest with you, my home is in America,”

She told The Northern Star about her reason for leaving Australia: “I was drawn to America because I felt like an outsider in my own country, I was in love with hip hop, and America is the birthplace of that, so I figured the closer I was to the music, the happier I’d be. I was right.”

Iggy lived in Florida for several years, but now resides permanently in Los Angeles.

She said, “It’s great to come back [to Australia] and visit my grandparents, but there is no home connection.”

Some people say that she should not forget her birth country now that she’s a superstar while others believe that it is her right to determine where she feels home is.

What do you think? Is it fair for her to be judged for what she said?

Melati Kamaruddin

  1. I think it’s fair enough to feel that way when her life is in America. Who would want to admit to being Australian anyway with the way we treat others? I see what we’re doing to the Kiwis and a lot of others and I am ashamed to call myself an australian.

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  2. So lots of people come too another country and feel more at home that is not a crime.

  3. Do we really care after all she isn,t the first and no doubt won,t be the last, I get sick of so called celebrities saying they wish they could spend more time at home, whats stopping them they have enough money to fly back whenever they want

  4. I have lived in Mullumbimby & the US , but was born here and there is no comparison . America is all neon lights , plastic people living in plastic houses running around shooting each other . Mullumbimby is full of real genuine people who would give you the clothes off their back if you needed them , not mug you for your clothes like in the US . She is lucky she has talent and now lots of dollars and does not have to associate with the lowlife in LA . I will not be watching X Factor if it associates itself with such ungrateful ex Australians .

  5. No great loss to Australia! Funny though in American entertainment shows she is always referred to as the Australian rapper!

  6. Oh, get over it, Australia. She’s been in the US for years, like many former Aussies. The US gave her a career, not Australia. If she’d stayed here she’d probably be nowhere career-wise, just a battling muso trying to make a dollar on the pub/club circuit. I admire her honesty – I think the unwritten rule is that they’re supposed to reassure the country of origin that they’re it’s still ‘home’.

  7. I’m with you Ken, NEVER HEARD OF HER, and frankly WHO CARES.
    With an attitude like hers, maybe she is best to stay in the USA.

  8. How many times do we expect people who come to this country to be grateful and call themselves Australian as ‘love the country that feeds you’. Well she has done just that appreciating her opportunities. Leave her be.

  9. Her music style hip hop is one which will disappear in s few years. Nothing much to leave posterity. Will it still be listened to in 29 yeat or so? Beatles..Bowie… Stones…Elvis etc….is she in their league? Do not think so.

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