Now that Macklemore and Ryan Lewis' new album, This Unruly Mess I've Made, is finally out, the Seattle rap duo is ramping up press for the project. And while they did a lot of interviews when “White Privilege II” came out, Macklemore is still talking about the song and its meaning. Notably, in a new interview with Billboard, Macklemore came out and said that he regrets the way everything happened with Iggy Azalea after the song was released. “Iggy and I came up together. We were on the XXL ‘Freshman’ cover together,” he said. “There’s enough of a relationship that I should have let her know beforehand. And I didn’t do that.”
On the song, Macklemore raps about his own appropriation of black music, but also name-drops Iggy, Miley Cyrus, and Elvis in the process, which Iggy didn't appreciate. Shortly after the song came out, she tweeted about the line and said that he shouldn't have been friendly with her for the past three years if he felt that way. In the same interview with Billboard, Macklemore confirmed that he hasn't talked to Iggy since the song came out. You can read the full interview here, and purchase their album on iTunes now.