Iggy Azalea fights back as Lizzo goes after her Billboard record

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY – AUGUST 26: Lizzo attends the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards at Prudential Center on Aug. 26, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo credit: Bang Media / Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/WireImage)

Rapper Iggy Azalea is getting a lot of grief after she sent some petty shade Lizzo’s way when Lizzo said she wanted to break Azalea’s Billboard chart record.

Azalea, 29, holds the all-time mark for a female rap song at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart with six consecutive weeks. Lizzo, 31, was ecstatic that her current single, “Truth Hurts,” has been No. 1 for five weeks, and she hopes to surpass Azalea’s “Fancy” and stay number one for seven consecutive weeks.

First, the Detroit-born Lizzo, whose real name is Melissa Viviane Jefferson, used the occasion to share an inspirational message for her 5.6 million “Lizzbians” who may feel marginalized and underappreciated in society.

Lizzo climbed onto Twitter to openly announce that she wanted to break the Billboard chart performance for the Australian-born rapper, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly.

Lizzo even gave some shout outs to a friend who worked on Azalea’s record, which seems to have struck Azalea the wrong way.

According to Billboard, Azalea wrote and deleted a defensive response Tweet that indicated she was irked by Lizzo’s tweets: ““I could have SWORN I was the one rapping that song but okay …”

In response, Azalea used her Twitter account to promote the No. 2 song in the nation this week, “Seniorita,” with the intention of overtaking Lizzo’s “Truth Hurts” and preventing her from breaking Azalea’s record.

After Azalea got her wig peeled by social media for allegedly hating on Lizzo, she came back and said she was merely joking and was simply throwing some “petty” hate for fun.

Azalea also tried to calm the waters when the verbal darts and arrows continued zipping by her head at a furious rate:

Finally, Azalea cracked when the Twitter hate grew hours old and was not relenting.

 

What do you make of Lizzo’s open desire to break Iggy Azalea’s record and the response to Azalea’s pettiness?

Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks





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