There’s A Petition To Take Away Iggy Azalea’s Billboard Award For “Top Rap Song”
Iggy Azalea, that Australian moppet responsible for “Fancy” and a lot of questionable live performances, won the award for “Top Rap Song” at this month’s Billboard Music Awards. She was also nominated for Top Rap Artist and won, beating out people like Drake, J. Cole, Rae Sremmurd and Nicki Minaj. This travesty has been recognized by fans of rap, good music, and people who tell the truth, and so a Change.org petition has been started to strip Iggy Azalea of her award for “Top Rap Song.” Here’s their evidence:
Iggy Azalea’s 2015 Billboard Award for Best Song has been proven invalid. The eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015. “Fancy” was released on February 17th, 2014, nearly a month before the eligibility starting. This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would’ve won.
Touché, fans. But, according to Billboard, the award is presented based on “key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, touring, streaming and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, VEVO, Spotify.” So, even though “Fancy” is a garbage song featuring a terrible rapper, it still won, because it is the perfect fodder for pop radio stations and ripe for horrible acoustic covers sung by earnest children on the YouTubes.
Is this justified? Yes, my god. Will Billboard actually strip her of her award? Most likely not. But, if you suddenly feel conflicted for your love of Iggy Azalea, here is a clip of her panicking when asked to freestyle on the radio. This should make your mind up.