Iggy Azalea's "Team" Lyrics Deliver A Super Empowering, Important Message — VIDEO
Though it feels like we've been waiting ages, it's finally here: Iggy Azalea's new song "Team" has been released, and based on the lyrics, it has a pretty empowering message that it's hard for me to ignore. Namely: Personal empowerment. She doesn't care what I, or any of us, think about her. Maybe you don't like her, maybe you don't like her music, maybe it bothers you that someone who chokes whenever it comes time to freestyle is still somehow considered one of the best female rappers of all time (guilty), but I'm betting you can muster up some grudging admiration for someone who truly doesn't care what your opinion is of her. And that's because, as the song title and the "Team" lyrics suggest, she's on her own team — and frankly, she doesn't really need anybody else.
And while Azalea hasn't been a perfect role model in Hollywood by any means, but I gotta give her props for her message of empowerment. That kind of message goes a long way — not just for her, but for other young women listening to her music or coming up in the industry. Azalea isn't waiting around for our respect or support or encouragement because she knows that those things have to come from within her to be of any use. I appreciate hearing that no matter the situation. Just check out these lyrics: They're the perfect thing to blast loudly when at the gym to encourage yourself to do one more rep. Not for anyone else, but for yourself.
Baby I got meBaby I got meAnd that's all I needYeah that's all I needBaby I got meOnly friend I needPlaying on my teamIs someone like....Me, baby, no wayWatch me while I do my thingOh, baby, no wayAre you f**king with the team?
Hell yeah. That gets me pumped just reading it. It's not about what other people think about you, it's how you feel about yourself. And if you can find a way to recognize your own worth, you'll be unstoppable.
Hit 'em with the dose, that's a comboRunning through ya block, no fumbleBout to kill 'em all, where the shovel?
We could all stand to learn a thing or two from Iggy Azalea's attitude in "Team, which is clearly all about standing up for oneself and giving no effs.