By admin on Feb 8, 2015 under News

T.I. has a bold (and bias) prediction of who he thinks will take home the golden gramophone for the Best Rap album at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

On Friday (February 6), Tip held a private show at the Sayers Club in Hollywood, CA to kick off Grammy weekend. Before he hit the stage, the Grand Hustle Records founder told HipHopDX that he’s rooting for his own artist to win at the award show on Sunday night.

“I’m pro Iggy,” he said, before explaining his answer. “Off the list, that’s the only one that has benefited my campaign. I’m rockin’ with who’s rockin’ wth me.”

T.I. took home two Grammys at the 2007 award show and another in 2009. He’s been nominated over a dozen times as well, but he still believes the voting process may be flawed.

“I don’t think its enough young urban socialites on the board for us to have a clear voice,” he said. “You can look at the list of people who’ve never won a Grammy to see that. Tupac and B.I.G. have never won a Grammy, Snoop Dogg has never won a Grammy. That kinda says a lot.”

Instead of rewarding the best product or the best artist, Tip says the Grammys is “too focused on the bottom line” and the “dollars and cents.”

“It’s whatever is commercial is successful, and whatever plays the most on the radio, which is why I think Iggy is going to win it,” he explained. “I don’t think that’s nothing she has to be ashamed of, that’s something she should be proud of.”

Source: HipHopDX

By admin on Feb 6, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea is nominated for four Grammy Awards, and the rapper wouldn’t care if she won one for best accent or best hair color.

“I don’t care if I get a Grammy for best album artwork. A Grammy is a Grammy, baby,” she said in an interview Thursday. “Nobody says, ‘Uh, what’s your Grammy for? … No, this Grammy doesn’t count.’ Any Grammy is equally as good. I’ll take any Grammy for anything. Any Grammy you’ve got, send them my way. I will not complain.”

Azalea’s nominations include top prizes like best new artist and record of the year for “Fancy.” The No. 1 hit that marked her breakthrough is also nominated for best pop duo/group performance (shared with Charli XCX), and her debut, “The New Classic,” will compete for best rap album.

“I didn’t think they would think of me four times. I’m happy they thought of me any times,” the Australian performer said. “There are so many other award shows that I appreciate winning awards for, but I think it really means something special just to be nominated by the people that you work with and are alongside every day. That’s a different thing. It’s a different level of respect.”

Azalea was busy rehearsing “Black Widow” and her new single, “Trouble” — alongside Jennifer Hudson — on Thursday for Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy gala.

“I think it’s new for me … because I usually do things that are so constructed and have so many stage props or choreography, but this is a really different record for me to be able to have me and (Jennifer) perform it and have that relaxed atmosphere,” she said of “Trouble.”

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By admin on Feb 4, 2015 under News

With five nominations each, Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith are the early leaders heading into the 2015 iHeartRadio Music Awards, nominations for which were announced Wednesday. Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande are close behind with four nods each.

On the night, Iggy, Sam, Taylor, Ariana and Luke Bryan will face off for the top honor, artist of the year.

This year’s March 29 ceremony returns to L.A.’s Shrine Auditorium, and will be broadcast live on NBC and aired simultaneously on iHeartMedia stations and across the network’s digital music platform.

Iggy Azalea is nominated in the following categories:

Artist of the Year:
Ariana Grande
Iggy Azalea
Luke Bryan
Sam Smith
Taylor Swift

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By admin on Feb 3, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Hudson bring “Trouble” to “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.”

With “Beg for It” officially out of focus, Iggy Azalea’s attention now turns to new single “Trouble.”

To jumpstart the effort, the Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist will make her second “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” appearance in less than three months.

Azalea, who performed on the 11/26 “Tonight Show,” will perform on the February 4 edition of the leading late night talk show. She will be joined by Jennifer Hudson, who is a featured vocalist on the new single.

Vin Diesel, Carl Reiner and Kobe Bryant are also scheduled for the episode.

Source: Headline Planet

By admin on Feb 3, 2015 under News

For the last two weeks or so, there have been a lot of rumors circulating about the status of Nick Young and Iggy Azalea’s relationship. Swaggy P got caught riding around in the car that Iggy bought him for Christmas with another woman in mid-January. And ever since then, people have been speculating about where Nick and Iggy stand as a couple.

So a short time ago, Iggy jumped on Twitter to address the rumors head-on. And she said that her and Nick have not broken up:

So there you go. Swaggy may have spent a night on the couch because of the infidelity rumors that were going around out there. But he’s not in the doghouse with Iggy anymore. So end the speculation…for now.

Source: Complex

By admin on Jan 30, 2015 under News

Iggy Azalea and Steve Madden may be set for a collaboration release this spring, but that didn’t stop the rapper from publicly expressing her disapproval of the shoe brand’s creative direction on social media.

In a series of tweets on Thursday, Azalea expressed her disappointment after discovering a Tumblr page filled with images from a photo shoot featuring shoes she helped design. In a span of 30 minutes, she spewed off five tweets expressing her disapproval.

“Everything in collaboration is supposed to be mutually approved. But Steve madden did the most disgusting photo shoot ever and never,” the singer began, with her next tweet reading, “Even told me about it, I’m just now seeing it as its uploaded on some random tumblr page and iam livid.”

She continued: “I worked really hard on the creative direction of both the shoes and the shoot I WAS involved with and in. I really feel it’s been,” “Tainted with these God awful images that Steve madden took appon themselves to create and share without my knowledge. Gross gross gross,” and “Ivd been bamoozeled with a tumblr page where everyone wears socks and takes unintentional crotch shots on pool toys. I’m in shock.”

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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

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