On Twitter, the Black Eyed Peas emcee thanks Iggy for positively "contributing & spreading" hip-hop culture. Will says he's saddened to see that some are "making a big deal about race in hip-hop" since the genre is now a worldwide form of expression.
.@IGGYAZALEA hiphop Is global now...it doesn't matter if your white or black...thanks for contributing & spreading our culture positively.— will.i.am (@iamwill) December 22, 2014
.@IGGYAZALEA is saddens me that people are making a big deal about race in hiphop & not ethics...today's ethics goes against our foundation— will.i.am (@iamwill) December 22, 2014
He also drew comparisons between Iggy and the band Blondie, who he credited with helping hip-hop "expand beyond the hood" with their 1981 song "Rapture."
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