Iggy Azalea has been feeling the heat from artists and haters alike for receiving countless awards nominations like Best Rap Album at the 2015 Grammys and beating out rappers with storied careers like Jay Z and Drake for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist at the People's Choice Awards. However, she does have one friend on her side.

In a new interview with Billboard, Kendrick Lamar defends the Aussie rapper and says she has a God-given right to rap. "She's doing her thing," Lamar tells Billboard in his cover story for the publication. "Let her. People have to go through trials and tribulations to get where they at. Do your thing, continue to rock it, because obviously God wants you here."

K. Dot also touches upon the controversy around his Best Rap Album loss at the 2014 Grammys -- Macklemore won the honor. "I appreciate [the Grammys] recognizing me," Lamar says. "That's not my overall goal... It's best to just go and enjoy the festivities."

Macklemore famously texted an apology to Kendrick after "robbing" him of the award. The West Coast MC feels the Seattle native is "a genuine dude" and wishes him "much success" in his career.

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