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As Iggy Azalea's feud with Azealia Banks heats up, is coming to the defense of the "Fancy" rapper. 

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. 

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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