Iggy Azalea and Britney Spears’ joint single, “Pretty Girls,” didn’t do so hot on the charts. The song topped out at #29 on the Billboard Hot 100 and surely disappointed record executives who expected more from two chartmakers. Er, make that one proven chartmaker. Iggy’s still a wild card, and her reputation as a self-important, difficult artist has contributed to her rapid downfall. She says terrible things and generally possesses no filter. What’s even worse is that she can’t rap.
“Pretty Girls” wasn’t a catchy tune, so it’s no surprise that it didn’t perform on the charts. Iggy appears to deflect blame. Is she blaming Britney for the single’s failure? Maybe. Iggy definitely believes she’s not at fault at all. Here are her tweets on the subject.
If Iggy had ended the discussion there, the situation wouldn’t have accelerated much. She would have looked bitter but not crude. Iggy couldn’t stop. Here’s what this delicate flower had to say about why it’s okay to drag Britney.
Nice manners, right? Iggy doesn’t realize that it did sound like she blamed Britney for the single’s failure. Then Billboard picked up the story with that angle. Then Iggy tweeted at Billboard, “please stop. its honestly so desperate at this point its cringe worthy. guys, really? is THAT what i said.” Iggy’s position is that she wasn’t blaming Britney at all. Sure.
Iggy sounds petty and defensive. She doesn’t realize that even T.I. (who publicly defends Iggy to his own detriment) lacks the confidence to let her fly solo on a single. Iggy has never had a hit by herself, and Britney’s been doing it for years. “Pretty Girls” is a bad song, but Britney shouldn’t take the fall.
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