On a remix of her (unfortunately great) song, “Hi Bich,” the up-and-coming teen rapper born of a viral soundbite Bhad Bhabie sneers at another female white rapper, Iggy Azalea. “That old ho is washed and I’m lit / Wouldn’t pay her to wash up my whip,” she snaps towards the end of the track, “bye broke bitch, bye ho.”
Why. It’s ostensibly a diss. She’s calling Iggy old (Bhad Bhabie, née Danielle Bregoli, is 14 and Iggy is 27); she’s calling Iggy irrelevant (Bhad Bhabie signed to major label Atlantic Records basically on the strength of a meme she started and Iggy, well, sort of fell from grace after her hit single “Fancy,”); and finally, BB’s calling Iggy broke, a fairly standard diss that rarely requires any proof to sting, in this ultra-capitalist society we live in.
But is anyone out there realllly comparing the two? Yeah, they’re both white women, but I don’t think they’re each other’s competition in the slightest. I also don’t think anyone is interested in the exploration of this particular beef, except for maybe Bhad Bhabie, since she put it in a song, put her name on it, and sent it out into the world. You will what you want, baby!
Does anyone really care about who’s better? Can’t we just judge them separately on their merits? Like I said, “Hi Bich” is a good song, and Iggy’s discography... well, no one has time for that.
The answer is no, and yes, respectively. Let’s move on.