In the past five years that XXL has been picking Freshman classes, never once has making the list been easy. This year included. Similar to 2011, the hype around the Freshmen Class has continued to grow by leaps and bounds, surprising even us with its popularity. For this class the buzz began earlier than ever, four months before the cover was even shot. And it seemed like everyone had a list. From subdued music fans to diehard rap junkies, from Twitter stalkers to industry heavies and featherweights, folks wanted their list to be the XXL list. We listened, asked opinions, took notes.
Here’s the list of names… and Info about the twitter beef.
Machine gun kelly
Iggy Azalea (The only female)
In other news YBF is reporting that once Harlem-based rapper Azealia Banks found out that the Iggy Azalea mad it and she didn’t, she was not too pleased and had a few not-so-nice things to say.
Disclaimer: I barely have a clue who 99% of these chicks involved are and couldn’t pick their song out of a playlist with ONLY their tracks. But since others are fans…
Azealia Banks had a few things to say about XXL Magazine selecting white rapper Iggy for their â€œ2012 Freshman Classâ€ (which also includes Machine Gun Kelly, French Montana, & Roscoe Dash).
â€œIggy Azalea on the XXL freshman list is all wrong. How can you endorse a white woman who called herself a â€˜runaway slave masterâ€™?â€
â€œSorry guys. But Iâ€™m pro black girl. Iâ€™m not anti white girl, but Iâ€™m also not here for any1 outside of my culture trying to trivialize very serious aspects of it.â€
Do we smell a beef? Well……Iggy didn’t respond directly to Azealia, but she tweeted a response to her non-lovers saying,
â€œYou canâ€™t block my blessings! Today Iâ€™m celebrating! Get with it or kick rocks! First female freshman. Ever. Period. Thanks world! I used to stick XXL on my bedroom door, now Iâ€™m on the cover. Life is great.â€
WOW Ladies its about the music not the ego’s, I am learning you will get whats yours in time… LOL