Iggy Azalea accused of ‘Blackfishing’ with darker-looking skin in latest music video

In the video the rap artist uses a brunette wig and some on social networks have actually kept in mind that her skin seems darker.

In action to conversation about her search social networks Azalea tweeted “I’m the same color as I always am, just in a dimly lit room with red lights.”

“It’s the same makeup from every other part of the video just with a Smokey eye and different wig,” the normally blonde rap artist tweeted. Simply neglect them, who cares? Let em talk.”

CNN has reached out to reps for Azalea for additional comment.

“Blackfishing” is a term that pertained to prominence in 2018 after reporter Wanna Thompson tweeted about “white women cosplaying as black females on Instagram.”
It refers to people darkening their skin in order to resemble Black or biracial people and it harkens back to the controversial practice of Blackface.

Azalea is a native of Australia.

She has battled charges that she appropriates Black culture since her career took off in 2011 following her signing with American rapper T.I.’s label Grand Hustle and the release of her debut mixtape titled “Oblivious Art.”

Her hits have included 2014’s “Fancy,” featuring fellow rapper Charli XCX and “Black Widow,” featuring singer Rita Ora that same year.

Ora has also been accused of Blackfishing as have other celebs including Kim Kardashian and Ariana Grande.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.