Halsey made some serious waves with her controversial words last week when the biracial singer not only called out Iggy Azalea聽for cultural appropriation, but went so far as to call her a 鈥渇*cking moron.鈥 Azaela has since responded, but rather than swing back with fighting words of her own, the rapper threw more subtle (if non-intentional) shade by uttering the same line that famously launched Mariah Carey鈥檚 long-running feud with Jennifer Lopez: 鈥淚 don鈥檛 know her.鈥

Iggy Azalea responds cultural appropriation

During an interview on Smallzy鈥檚 Surgery podcast in Australia, Azalea brushed over any claims of cultural appropriation in her response to the fact that Halsey, a stranger to her, had mentioned her name. 鈥淚t鈥檚 kind of like if we were talking right now, and I just randomly started talking about Janet Jackson or something,鈥 she began. 鈥淭o me, because I鈥檓 a famous person and I know a lot of the time people have opinions and they鈥檙e not always accurate, I really try very hard not to give my personal opinions about people that I don鈥檛 know. I don鈥檛 know her. I鈥檝e never met her.鈥

Azalea continued with some career advice for Halsey. 鈥淪he鈥檚 young, and I hope she learns maybe to be a bit less judgmental when she鈥檚 kind of in the same shoes,鈥 she continued, likely referring to the outrage Halsey sparked by choosing to work with Migos rapper Quavos, who made some questionable statements about the gay community, on her record.

Azaela went on to clarify, 鈥淚鈥檓 sure she鈥檚 getting judged all the time as well by people who don鈥檛 really know her. Maybe it鈥檇 be good for her to try to be a little more empathetic to other people that are in the same situation鈥 I don鈥檛 really think I had anything to do with it.鈥

Halsey accuses cultural appropriation

Halsey 鈥 who is known for speaking out in favor of social issues such as sexism in the music industry and Planned Parenthood funding 鈥 was not the first person to accuse Azalea of cultural appropriation, joining the ranks of other musicians such as Azealia Banks, Q-Tip, and Jean Grae. Still, Azalea has a point, with Halsey being forced to explain her choice of collaborators as a bisexual woman to angry fans who found it hypocritical to call out one singer鈥檚 social injustices while working with another who had made similar mistakes.

鈥淚 work tirelessly to represent & support marginalized communities I love & am a part of. I鈥檓 sorry if my actions have ever seemed otherwise,鈥 Halsey聽tweeted as part of a lengthy apology.

Halsey hasn鈥檛 taken another shot at Azalea since the 鈥淔ancy鈥 singer鈥檚 latest remarks.

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(h/t Cosmopolitan; photos via Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images + Andrew Toth/Getty)