In Israel for Tel Aviv Pride, rapper Iggy Azalea asks: ‘BDS? What is it?’

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea performed at the Tel Aviv Pride Festival’s Love Stage in Park HaYarkon on Friday afternoon, in his first trip to Israel.

The performer, who reached global prominence after the release of the hit song “Fancy” in 2014, moved to the United States from Australia in his teens to pursue his music career. She released her third album, The End of an Era, in August 2021, which she said is her latest album before a break from the music industry.

“Rapyd”, a UK-based fintech company with offices in Israel, sponsored her arrival and concert, along with American DJ David Morales and Berlin DJ Boris Berghain.

The concert marks Azalea’s first visit to Israel, who remarked that she was “surprised” when she was asked to perform.

“BDS? What is it?” she replied when asked about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, which is pushing practitioners not to perform in Israel, in an interview with Channel 12.

“Because I do not know much, I like to come and see things for myself,” she added.

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Azalea noted that she did not have much international experience. Regarding a concert in Turkey, she said: “I was very nervous that no one would know the words of my songs. In the end, it was one of the best shows I’ve ever done in my life, and everyone knew the lyrics. I love the culture of Turkey … and I hope my experience in Israel will be good or even better. ”

Marching at the annual Pride Parade in Tel Aviv, June 10, 2022. (Tomer Neuberg / Flash90)

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