Iggy Azalea hasn’t enjoyed the smoothest X Factor Australia debut.
The TV judge, best known for her hit song Fancy, has been widely criticised by her fellow judges for her “diva” antics.
“I’ve found some sort of common ground with Iggy, we get along, but I’ve watched her and observed her with other people and she’s tricky – she’s a complicated girl,” said Azalea’s fellow judge Adam Lambert, during an interview with Aussie radio hosts Rove McManus and Sam Frost.
Iggy Azalea, the 26-year-old rapper who hails from Sydney, was initially hesitant about taking the job.
“Maybe she’s threatened. She doesn’t really know anything about singing,” he added.
“I mean let’s face it, no one’s rapping on the show at this point, so it’s like ‘uhhhh what is she going to say?'”.
Last week, fellow judge Guy Sebastian slammed the singer, telling KIIS FM’s Kyle & Jackie O Show, that the Black Widow hit-maker shows up on set “two to three hours late” most days.
“She is interesting to work with,” he said. “Definitely different.”
The 26-year-old rapper, who hails from Sydney, was initially hesitant about taking the job, but the added benefit of being able to spend more time with her family while she worked helped to sway her decision.
Azalea replaced former X Factor judge Dannii Minogue, who left the judging panel after season 7.
Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” earns a 7x platinum award in the United States.
Iggy Azalea’s smash “Fancy (featuring Charli XCX)” recently ascended to a new multi-platinum tier in the United States.
According to the RIAA, “Fancy” attained 7x platinum status on October 12, 2016. The certification confirms 7 million in US digital units.
Each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams.
“Fancy” is one of two multi-platinum Azalea singles. “Black Widow,” the other, is currently certified triple platinum.
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Rapper Iggy Azalea says she is now concentrating on executive producing film and TV projects. The 26-year-old star has revealed that she is no more interested in acting but she will remain involved in the industry through her production company, Azalea Street Productions, reported Femalefirst.
“There’s no more acting but I actually am doing a lot of executive producing. I’ve got a film coming out next year that I’m producing. “I’m not going to say what network, but I’ve just signed a first rights deal agreement with a big network in America that I am executive producing. We are doing five shows a year for the network, all scripted,” she said.
Azalea, however, remained tight-lipped over projects her production company is working on. “I’m not acting but I’m definitely creating a lot of scripted content that you guys will be seeing. I find books and projects and things that I like and I team up with writers and go over the scripts and develop them. “I have a production company called Azalea Street Productions. It is all secret still,” she said.
Australian rap superstar Iggy Azalea is the latest recruit to join the X Factor Australia judging panel, which returns to our screen this week just days after it premieres in Australia.
We find out what the Fancy singer plans to bring to this year’s series.
What type of artists are you hoping to unearth?
I’m not necessarily looking for that ballad voice although it would be nice. I think I just really want someone with an interesting story who is an interesting person. Charismatic, warm and friendly. Somebody that I would want to be friends with and everybody is drawn to. I want to really take the time to notice who is memorable and then also who’s talented and can pull it off on stage. But I think sometimes these shows become so much about who can belt it out the most and not enough about personality. I really want to find that person who can still be in people’s minds even when the cameras aren’t rolling anymore.
Have you seen any rappers?
No, I’m not looking for a rapper. I never really feel like that works in this format. Rap is about song writing and this is about singing and covering other people’s songs, so I don’t know that this works in this format because you’re singing someone else’s lyrics and you also don’t necessarily have a vocal ability, so what are you showcasing if they’re not your lyrics? It kind of gets into murky water, lost in translation.Tweet
Iggy Azalea doesn’t have a ‘home connection’ to Australia anymore.
The ‘Black Widow’ hitmaker – who was born in Sydney and grew up in Mullumbimby – sees America as her home now but enjoys returning to her birth country from time to time.
She said: ‘I mean, to be honest with you, my home is in America. I’ve lived there for a decade, that’s where I live. It’s great to come back and visit my grandparents, but there is no home connection. It would be like you going home to where you lived when you were nine, I kind of don’t associate with that anymore.’
And the 26-year-old singer is ‘proud’ of the success she has achieved.
She added to Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper: ‘To be the best, you want to compete with the best. The people I saw back then who I saw in the charts, who were at the top of our charts, were American.
‘I am proud, but I think anybody would be proud of the success that I’ve had, whether they come from a big city or a small town. It’s tough, no matter what.’
Meanwhile, Iggy will return to Australia following the announcement she will be a new judge on The X Factor.
She said previously: ‘I hope it will be a bit of a summer getaway and I can work too. It will be summer so hopefully I can get out and chill and show everybody that is coming with me the good food and the beach and play some tennis and ride horses.
‘Spending a month in Australia is the longest I will have spent there in literally like 10 years.
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