It's a little too on-the-nose
Iggy Azalea’s career has a whole has fallen quite a bit in the past few years. The one-time world-conqueror behind “Fancy” saw an intense backlash as her decidedly put-on Southern twang reached more and more ears. Eventually the Aussie superstar lost even early fans in the same way that all relentlessly popular acts do. There were those who got sick at the sound of Azalea copping an Atlantan drawl to spell out I-G-G-Y and then there were those who just got sick after hearing “Fancy” for the hundredth time.
But even that monumental fall from grace can’t measure up to this actual fall that the New Classic rapper took at a recent concert. Right after a bass drop, Iggy took things out of the metaphorical realm by slamming to the stage while trying to confidently walk down a set of stairs.
The crowd sounds more like a group of kids who just heard a sick burn than fans who are concerned for their fave, which is exactly the sort of train-wreck gawking you would expect at an Iggy concert in 2017.
To her credit, Azalea gets right back up. Her fall is more Lady Gaga tumbling off a piano than Justin Bieber disappearing through a hole in the floor.
Iggy Azalea hasn’t made much noise since the 2014 release of The New Classic. She announced a sophomore album called Digital Distortion way back in 2015 but outside of two loosies earlier this year, we haven’t heard much about it since.
Azalea explained the break in a recent interview with People:
“[I] just needed to have some me time to get my life in order and process the changes that are happening in my private life. When I wrote [my album] I was about to get married… I don’t want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled.”
However, that time off may well have hurt her. Azalea recently made headlines for failing to pay back a huge chunk of change to her credit card company. American Express asked Iggy Azalea to meet them in court over $299,147.81 in unpaid charges.
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As if that wasn’t enough, Iggy’s absence has relegated her to the second-tier name in an Azealia Banks beef. While Azealia’s shots at Iggy back in the heyday of “Fancy” seemed like a bit of a David and Goliath situation, it seems the rappers have switched places during Iggy’s time away. That must be rough.
Iggy talked about calling off her long-standing beef with Banks on her Snapchat.
“I believe you may want to meet me in person so you can steal a lock of my hair and cast a spell hoping I die (lol) I don’t agree with many of your opinions but honestly, at times I empathize with you as creative Gemini woman. I wish you had spoken to me before deciding I was out to get you when we first came on the scene, but that’s also typical Gemini reaction sh*t (I get it). As a 27 year old adult woman just know: I wish you well from one human to another and joke collaboration or not as adults we should move past trivial beef with strangers.”
Bring it back to Iggy’s present and check out her fall up top. What do you think? Will Iggy ever get back up? Sound off in the comments and be sure to SHARE this article.