Iggy Azalea threatened by hackers with sex tape release over Azalea Banks feud

This CD cover image released by Island Def-Jam shows "The New Classic," by Iggy Azalea. (AP Photo/Island Def-Jam)

This CD cover image released by Island Def-Jam shows "The New Classic," by Iggy Azalea. (AP Photo/Island Def-Jam)  (The Associated Press)

Does the rapper Azalea Banks have the hacking group Anonymous on her side in her ongoing feud with rapper Iggy Azalea?

Banks, who is African-American, has repeatedly accused Iggy, who is white, of copying black rappers and hip hop stars to make herself famous.

"That Iggy Azalea s**t isn't better than any f***ing black girl that's rapping today, you know?" Banks told the radio station Hot 97 last week. "When they give those awards out -- because the Grammys are supposed to be accolades of artistic excellence, you know what I mean? Iggy Azalea is not excellent. When they give these Grammys out, all it says to white kids is: 'Oh yeah, you're great, you're amazing, you can do whatever you put your mind to.' And it says to black kids: 'You don't have s**t. You don't own s**t, not even the s**t you created for yourself,' and it makes me upset."

Iggy has responded that Banks is just using Iggy’s fame to make a (very similar sounding) name for herself, as she claimed in this tweet:

She also noted there are many successful African-American artists in the music industry.

But now it is being reported that the hackers group Anonymous has inserted itself into the fray, taken Banks’ side, and is demanding Iggy apologize to Banks. The website Vulture screen captured some tweets from an account called @TheAnonMessage that it says is associated with the group. (The account has since been suspended.) In the captured tweets, Iggy is accused of “misappropriating black culture, insulting peaceful protesters, and making light of Eric Garner’s death.”

Banks had earlier criticized Iggy for not commenting on social media following the decision of a New York City grand jury not to indict a police officer in the choking death of an unarmed African-American man.

The poster @TheAnonMessage then threatens to release either photos or video it says it has from an Iggy Azalea sex tape if Iggy does not apologize to Banks within 48 hours. That post was dated December 20.

A man Iggy lived with in Atlanta in 2009, the producer Hefe Wine, was reportedly shopping around a sex tape he said he has starring himself and Iggy. She has denied such a sex tape exists, and is reportedly suing Wine for stealing data from her computer.