In a 2014 profile in LA Weekly, at the peak of Iggy Azalea’s work on the charts, Chanel West Coast revealed disappointment that she was constantly going to be compared to Iggy Azalea, regardless of having actually invested almost a years developing to that point. “It appears like I’m the 2nd, however truly I’ve been doing this given that I was 14 years of ages,” she stated.
The contrast to Azalea definitely did not assist her possibilities at all, specifically, as the wave of popular opinion broke and turned versus Azalea. By August 2014, when the profile was composed, its author was currently detecting a belief that would just grow more effective, composing, “Both cultivate an image that is equivalent parts baller and cheerleader; both obtain hip-hop tropes to the rather dull impact: Middle-class white ladies rapping about their battle to get labels and diamonds has to do with as edgy as a Sex and the City film.” Hard, however reasonable.
Despite Azalea’s going to pieces profession, West Coast was not able to move into the area she left. West Coast’s launching album never came, and she is no longer signed to Young Money, though it’s uncertain precisely when she parted methods with the label. Whether Iggy Azalea is to blame for Chanel West Coast’s absence of success, their connection definitely didn’t assist matters.