At the beginning of the Soul Train Awards, which happened earlier this month and aired last night, Erykah Badu answered these two questions:
1. Does Iggy Azalea still exist?
2. Does everybody still hate Iggy Azalea?
While wearing her signature short uncut dick hat and dressed up like a high priestess bag lady farmer, Erykah Badu reminded everyone that Iggy Azalea is still a thing that exists and hating on her is still the world’s favorite sport. Erykah has a new cellphone-themed mixtape out and to promote that shit, she did a bit during her opening monologue at the Soul Train Awards where she talked to famous types on her phone. The scent of microwaved plastic immediately filled the nostrils of hos in the audience after Erykah burned Iggy with this:
“Tonight we are only honoring soul and R&B music. There will be no hip hop awards given out. Only three tattoos per arm are permitted. There will be no red cups and no gold chains – [phone rings] Is that my phone? Hang on one second. I’m sorry, y’all. Ah, yes. Who is this? Iggy Azalea! Oh, hey. No, no, no, no, you can come because what you’re doing is DEFINITELY not rap.”
And if just reading the words doesn’t take you up, up and away, the video will:
At this point, hating on Iggy Azalea is like taking a sloppy shit on top of the mutilated corpse of a dead horse that’s been ran over by a train several times, but since it’s one of the only things that brings us together as a people, I say: Hate on, Erykah! Hate on!