By admin on Jan 26, 2015 under News

Ed Sheeran covered Iggy Azalea’s Fancy at last night’s Whelan’s VH1 gig and it would seem the Australian star is a fan.

Sheeran, who continued playing at Whelan’s after the live VH1 Storytellers show had finished, delighted the crowd with a number of covers, including Don McClean, Justin Timberlake and Iggy Azalea.

He started his tribute section with McClean’s Vincent telling the crowd that he had chosen the song specially for this gig as it meant an awful lot to him. He even made a special request for the excited audience to remain quiet during the song – which they respected – you could have heard a pin drop throughout his emotional performance.

Next up, Sheeran weaved his smash hit song Sing with Justin Timberlake’s Senorita much to the crowd’s delight. The noise levels hit the roof once again as everyone sang every word back to the 23-year-old star. Sheeran explained that he wrote this song to sound like his own football anthem. He added he felt he hadn’t written a song that people could dance to and hoped that Sing would make up for that.

Later in his set, Sheeran broke into Iggy Azalea’s smash hit Fancy which sent the crowd into a frenzy. RTÉ TEN tweeted Azalea, which she favoured. We’d love to see a Sheeran and Azalea duet in the future!

Source: RTE Ten

By admin on Jan 23, 2015 under News

“If I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change”

Longevity in hip-hop is hard to come by, and Iggy Azalea is all too aware.

“You never know how long you’ll be in people’s good graces, especially in this business,” the “Fancy” rapper told GQ. “So I hope [my career is] long— but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists.”

While she’s hoping to still “be gyrating in a leotard at 35,” the Aussie emcee isn’t stressed about how long her career lasts. As Azalea tells it, she’s already cemented her legacy and changed the genre.

“At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change—that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop,” she says.

For a rapper who’s faced relentless criticism for her rapping style from hip-hop fans—criticism she’s dismissed as sexist — Azalea’s comments might be easy to dismiss at first. But even the Roots’ drummer Questlove told TIME as much last summer when discussing her success and worldwide influence.

“I will say that ‘Fancy,’ above any song that I’ve ever heard or dealt with, is a game-changer. … We’re truly going to have to come to grips with the fact that hip-hop has spread its wings,” he said.

Source: Time

By admin on Jan 21, 2015 under News

Let’s unscrew Iggy Azalea, human Vegemite. The salty Australian export is an acquired taste, as passionately adored as she is derided by nose-pinching purists. But Iggy’s lippy, exuberantly defiant belief that white women can rap—specifically white six-foot-tall ex-maids with the acid-tripped Technicolor stylings of Saved by the Bell—has earned her four Grammy nominations, four smash singles, and a take-that chart record that is shared only by the Beatles—that record being for simultaneously charting songs at No. 1 and No. 2 as her first two singles, one of which comes off her earwormy debut, The New Classic. She talks to us about interior decorating, Madonna’s tour, and what helps shield against the hate.

GQ: You did a lot in 2014, and you’re up for four Grammys. What’s ahead?
Iggy Azalea: I try not to have too many different goals, because then if they don’t happen, you can be disappointed. You might overlook the fact that you might still be having a great life. I just set immediate goals for myself; the only thing I’m thinking about at the moment is having a great second album and doing a great job on my tour that I have coming up, because it’s my first arena tour. And I’d like it to not be my last arena tour.

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By admin on Jan 18, 2015 under News, Videos

On Friday Iggy Azalea took her new $275,000 Ferrari 458 for a spin as she grabbed lunch with Vogue editor Lynn Yaeger and went shopping at Barneys in Beverly Hills. Um, sounds like the perfect day to us! And look at that ride!

She while she kept her look fairly casual, with ripped jeans, a striped grey sweater, booties and a bolo hat. We know Snoop Dogg (or Lion, whatever) slammed her earlier this year, but we don’t get it — we think she’s a babe!

Source: X17 Online

By admin on Jan 14, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea, the singer known for pop hits like “Black Widow” and “Fancy,” revealed to her fans on Twitter that she needs to take some time to deal with a medical condition. The issue, called temporomandibular joint dysfunction, or TMJ, is commonly related to stress, as Iggy indicates is so in her situation.

“I don’t think western medicine all the way acknowledges what a huge toll mental stress takes on our bodies. But I do believe it is a factor,” the 24-year-old Tweeted.

TMJ, according to the American Dental Association (ADA), is not a single diagnosis, but an umbrella term for a handful of disorders related to the temporomandibular joints, ligaments and muscles in the face. These joints, ligaments and muscles are responsible for opening and closing the mouth when an individual chews, speaks, or swallows.”

“Each TMJ has a disc between the ball and socket,” states the ADA. “The disc cushions the load while enabling the jaw to open widely and rotate or glide. Any problem that prevents this complex system of muscles, ligaments, discs and bones from working properly may result in a painful TMJ disorder.”

In the case of Iggy Azalea, her TMJ disorder is reported to be related to clenching and grinding her teeth, subconscious responses of the body to stress. Many individuals experience this both while awake and while asleep. Grinding of the teeth at night can be particularly difficult to identify and treat, and is a condition known separately as bruxism.

When left untreated, teeth grinding and jaw clenching typically result in TMJ disorders that make opening and closing the jaw incredibly painful. The Mayo Clinic indicates TMJ disorders often present as pain around one or both ears, an ache in the jaw, clicking or grinding when opening the mouth, difficulty chewing, and locking of the joint, among other things.

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By admin on Jan 13, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea has gotten a judge on Monday to issue a preliminary injunction that prevents some of her songs from being released by music companies working with ex-boyfriend Maurice Williams (aka rapper Hefe Wine).

In September, Azalea filed the lawsuit upon word of unreleased music and a purported sex tape. The Australian pop star admitted to having a relationship with Williams when she was a 17-year-old in Houston, Texas. The man followed Azalea (born Amethyst Kelly) to Atlanta, and according to the complaint, “downloaded the entire contents of Azalea’s personal computer,” including unreleased master recordings.

Read the ruling here.

Later, after Azalea became famous for “Fancy” and “Problem” — she was the first artist since The Beatles to have #1 and #2 concurrently on the Billboard Hot 100 chart — a joint venture among Primco, ESMG, Top Sail and Wine Enterprises, Inc. claimed that they had “secured the rights” to release an EP by Azalea titled Inizio.

Source: Billboard

By admin on Jan 11, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea appears to respond to Kendrick Lamar’s comments about her in Billboard last week.

After spending much of 2014 as one of the most divisive artists in Hip Hop, Iggy Azalea has already continued to make headlines for her place in the culture early in the New Year.

Speaking with Billboard for a new cover story, Kendrick Lamar recently publicly encouraged the Australian rapper to keep “doing her thing” and received backlash from the likes of Azealia Banks and others for separate comments he made about the state of the Black community in the context of the killing of unarmed teen Michael Brown in Ferguson last year.

“She’s doing her thing,” Lamar said of Iggy Azalea. “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.”

On Friday, the same day a preview of Kendrick’s cover story was released, Azalea alluded to the comments vaguely in her own Tweets.

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By admin on Jan 9, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea doesn’t care if you don’t think she’s the realest.

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, the rapper opens up about her post-“Fancy” life (“I have to be very selective when I grocery shop”) and debunks sex tape rumors (“I would remember if I had a sex tape”). But most interestingly, she also responds to the kind of criticism she’s received from artists such as Azealia Banks: Iggy Azalea doesn’t acknowledge the way white privilege lets her selectively borrow from black culture and reap all the benefits (or, at least, Grammy nominations).

“Well, they don’t say that stuff about Macklemore,” Azalea tells Vanity Fair. “So, yes, I think it has 100,000 percent to do with the fact that I have a vagina.” She’s not entirely right: Macklemore does deal with similar criticism. But Azalea also frequently faces debates about her authenticity, ghostwriting rumors and charges of being “fake” — an accusation that’s more often lobbed at female artists than male ones. (Rapping in an exaggerated southern drawl that’s quite different from her relatively soft-spoken Australian voice, however, certainly does little to discourage those complaints.)

“People have said I’m not real rap or real hip-hop,” Azalea says, “but I don’t care if people think I’m pop or rap. Everyone interprets music differently.”

Source: Time

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