Iggy Azalea blames Britney Spears for their failed single in the grossest way

Iggy Azalea

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.

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

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.

Iggy Azalea

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.

Iggy Azalea

Britney Spears

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  1. jinni says:

    Can she be sent back to Australia because she is so irritating with her fake, no talent *ss? Just be gone.

    • Palar says:

      No thanks we don’t want her here. America made her famous, America can keep her. We never heard of her until she broke over there! :)

    • quantum entanglement says:

      Do people stop being famous anymore? Serious question. People used to disappear all the time, as their careers died off, but it seems like everyone just…stays…now, if they initially achieve a certain level of fame. I really wish she would go away, though. Do some restorative journey through the Australian outback and we never hear from her again.

      • jinni says:

        Reality tv and social media has sustained the careers of many people that have lost traditional fame. So you are correct they don’t leave, they just wallow in z-list forever.

      • WR says:

        It’s easier to stay famous now and achieve a big comeback if your career takes a hit. If Iggy had been smart she would have stayed out of trouble and people would forget all the controversies. She could’ve come back with a big hit next year. But she can’t seem to control herself and after this I wonder if other singers will want to feature on her tracks. Like Pitbull, she needs features to be successful.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        It is so much easier for people who are making a product, like a tv show, to hire people who have name recognition already. Trying to break a new name into the cultural mainstream can be very challenging.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I’m really surprised by how fast Iggy’s career has imploded. Fancy was a catchy song and she seemed like she had a future. But after that plastic surgery, the stupid tweets, and the cancelled tour I would say she is definitely over.

    Pretty Girls was a bad song but it wasn’t Britney’s fault. I bet her people don’t even let her choose her own songs anymore.

    • Katydid20 says:

      Agreed. I didn’t mind some of her early songs and fancy was definately catchy……I guess it just goes to show how attitude plays a role in things too.

      I won’t be too sad though if she disappears for ever though.

    • Naddie says:

      She seemed to have a future? How?

      • WR says:

        She could have been a female Pitbull who’s had a 10 year career with feature artists carrying his songs. Her bad attitude has turned so many people against her it’s hard to know if she can come back.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:


        Let’s be honest. There’s a market for bad rappers if they know they are and stick to their audience.

        Let’s face it Gwen Stefani and Ke$ha paved the way for Iggy if she hadn’t been trying so hard for the legitimate hard rapper image.

      • WR says:

        Gwen and Kesha can sing, so they can sing their own hooks and have solo success. I think Iggy tried to do the legit rapper thing because she can’t sing to save her life and she probably wanted solo success. If she’d been content to be a female Pitbull or Flo Rida, marketed herself as a pop star, all the backlash she got over ghostwriters and cultural appropriation wouldn’t have happened. But she really seems to believe she’s a talented rapper and above Pitbull/Flo Rida level.

      • Miss T says:

        Gwen started out making rock music and Kesha started out making rock and country music before she went pop. They rapped because they wanted to not because they had to. Iggy’s whole growing up listening to Tupac story sounded fake as heck. Iggy Azalea has decent rapping skills and nothing more. She can’t sing and she can’t write.

        The thing I wonder though is if she would have broken through going the Pitbull route. There was so much buzz surrounding her as this up and coming white girl rapper before Fancy. I wonder if she would have marketed herself as a Pitbull type pop star rather than using the white girl rapper gimmick would she have made it as far as she did.

      • Amanda G says:

        Huh? I don’t follow Keisha so I can’t say much about her, but I don’t see how Gwen can be compared to Iggy in any way. Gwen isn’t a rapper and she has spent the majority of her life in a band.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Gwen went on to a solo career where the majority of her music featured her rapping. Like WR said she also sang the hooks which helped a lot, but the majority of the songs were her speaking on rhythm with rhyme (usually off-rhyme).

      • Amanda G says:

        I know all about Gwen’s career, I’ve been a fan for 20 years and she is not a rapper. She has FEATURED rappers before, but she is not one. The only thing she has in common with Iggy is bleached blonde hair.

    • Wren says:

      I’m slightly ashamed to admit I kinda liked Fancy before it was overplayed, and I liked her bit in that other Ariana Grande song that I’m forgetting. But alas, she’s not talented and she’s not nice and she’s doing a great job at stopping her career before it really began.

      It’s too bad really, she could have had a steady career as a feature artist. She’s bad, yes, but if her bits are confined to short verses and those verses are more or less written for her, eh, why not? It’s not like pop music is all that great anyway, she wouldn’t be “ruining” anything. Like Pit Bull. He’s not a good rapper but he’s done so many features in catchy pop songs that his career is going strong. He seems to know his market and takes that to the bank.

    • Adrien says:

      Fancy was Charli xcx’s song, really. Haven’t really heard a solo Iggy song.

      • Miss T says:

        I listened to her album The New Classic once and if I remember correctly she does have solo songs.

      • FLORC says:

        Iggy solo isn’t hit worthy.
        She’s only got image and gossip to hold her fame up. Not talent. And this attitude. It only proves if you work with her and it doesn’t do well she will blame you.

    • meh says:

      Fancy was good because of Charlie XCX. Iggy was just in the right place at the right time.

  3. Michelle says:

    Love Britney’s dig back at her after Iggy’s tour was cancelled –

    “Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to… #YouWantAPieceOfMe”

    • Loopy says:

      Pow!!!!! :)

    • GlimmerBunny says:

      It was an amazing response #teamBritney

    • Britt says:

      I need Bedhead to update this story with Britney/her team’s clapback hahaha.

    • Snazzy says:

      ha ha yes, that’s the best response possible :D

    • Sarah says:

      Was just getting ready to post Britney’s comment. LOL! Suck THAT, Iggy!

    • Pinky says:

      Britney wins! Fatality!

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Not sure that I believe that Britney herself wrote that tweet, but it is funny.

      • Sea Dragon says:

        Brit has a powerful team behind her. I get the sense all they make (emphasis on make) her do is show up.

        As an aside, I had to reread Michelle’s comment. At first I thought she’d said “Love Britney’s dick bag…” ha!

      • Tiffany :) says:


    • Shambles says:

      Don’t fux with Britney, b!tch.

      *snaps fingers in a Z formation*

    • Josephine says:

      I don’t think either one of them is shading the other. I think the media loves to create these conflicts between women because so many people get all worked up over it and want to pick one side or the other. It’s distressing. I think Iggy meant exactly what she said — they did no real promotion for the song and it didn’t have great content. And I took Britney’s comment to mean that she was happy to be back to work after her engagement (or just boyfriend?) was called off. And to be honest, if anyone really was trying to shade Iggy, it wasn’t Britney. I seriously doubt she cared, and I seriously doubt she would write that comment. If anything, her PR team saw an opening, because nothing plays better than one woman bashing another.

      • Denise says:

        Oh it was shade. Iggy doesn’t know how else to play. And Britney’s Not the One.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Yeah I could agree in other cases but no…this was shade.

        Iggy’s wasn’t, it was just her sticking her foot in her mouth as usual. Yeah everyone knows there was no promo on Pretty Girls but it’s no secret Britney does not do promo anymore. She doesn’t fight for her songs to chart for a variety of reasons.

        Now Britney’s response, whether written by her or not, yeah…when it’s common knowledge that Iggy’s stadium tour has been cancelled it’s might coincidental she responds about how she’s so happy to be returning to her steady Las Vegas gig.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Ahahahahaha. I read this and heard the words ‘Instant Fatality’ in my head.

  4. Detritus says:

    This feels especially low considering BritBrit doesn’t make a lot of the big decisions herself.
    And her new face makes me sad. Will it always look like this now?

  5. Loopy says:

    Iggy is crass, over rated and takes no accountability for anything she says or does, my child has more accountability and owning his mistakes and he is NINE.

  6. TheOtherMaria says:

    She’s not only crude but incapable of admitting failure, her time is almost up, thank goodness.

  7. Betti says:

    Pretty GIrls failing wasn’t Britney’s fault – the song was sh!t and the video was terrible. I think Iggy’s falling star and bad attitude are probably the reasons why it failed – she ain’t all that.

  8. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Harsh truth: no one who does a song recently with Britney Spears expects it to chart unless they’re really desperate. You do it because she’s a big name from a different era and it’s fun (same with Madonna). For Iggy to be this angry and defensive about it means she’s FINALLY aware that this isn’t one random flop for her. It’s another flop in a long line of flops showing she’s on the downswings.

    Harsher truth: don’t let your song title be so ironic people mercilessly mock you. “Pretty Girls” was uh…not the song title for Britney and Iggy to stake their name on. It was asking for a drag coupled with an uncoordinated clunky song. Same with TI and “No Mediocre” where everyone started dragging him and his wife.

    • YO says:

      Relax, the song was meant to be tongue in cheek. But nice of you to drag in their appearances when it has nothing to do with the topic at hand.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        The name of the song is ‘Pretty Girls’ and is all about how hot and attractive they are…it’d be painfully simple to not acknowledge that the song (not being catchy or radio friendly) was a poor choice. It really can’t get much more logical.

    • AcidRock says:

      Good point, Side-Eye. They ain’t pretty. And as bad as Iggy is, talent-wise, Britney is just as bad, if not worse. Neither of them realistically should’ve ever had a career in the music industry because vocal skill is clearly and PAINFULLY lacking on both sides. It’s like the untalented crapping all over the even more untalented, then celebrating that they’ve duped so many into thinking studio magic, autotune, and ghostwriters = a legit and talented musician. So ready for both of these ladies to take a long, looooooooong nap.

      • meh says:

        At least Britney WAS an incredibly charismatic live performer, and a decent dancer. Iggy doesn’t have the voice or the charisma.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        I agree with you both.

        I can’t say much about current Britney but I think in her prime she was working on her strengths. Her body was amazing and she was a good dancer, maybe her vocal talent was always a little average but there’s a market for that too (Ciara, Janet Jackson, Tinashe etc.)

        It was the 90′s, competition was slim and she was one of the golden three blondes and a veteran in the industry by the time she was 16. It works/worked for her. Now Iggy…she’s got none of those things working for her. Like someone said above you don’t kick a puppy and you don’t attack Britney Spears, she should have just swallowed the flop and kept the goodwill from Britney’s fanbase.

        Now it’s just another group that hates her and she doesn’t need that if she’s really trying to be a successful act.

  9. tifzlan says:

    This whole drama is worth it for Britney’s shade-tastic clapback on Twitter alone. DON’T MESS WITH BRIT BRIT!

  10. OSTONE says:

    That is Miss Britney Spears to you, bi:$/&(. Seriously who is this chick? Britney is a legend who has been relevant in the music industry for almost 20 years. This Iggy lady bought her own hype way too quickly, she is a one hit wonder nobody.

    • Saks says:

      This. Britney doesn’t have to prove anything to anyone

    • AcidRock says:

      LOL, a “legend”. Oh boy. She’s just a pop tart, ladies. A once-passable dancer, but certainly undeserving of any praise beyond that. Ain’t no way she should’ve had the success she has. I can’t believe people are actually paying to watch her wave her hands arm and mutely move her lips.

  11. Jen43 says:

    Britney has paid her dues. Twit has no respect.

  12. Louise177 says:

    Britney is partly to blame since there wasn’t much promotion and she hasn’t had hits recently. But over the song and video aren’t great. Iggy just seems whiney and pathetic.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      I don’t think she has it in her.

      Performing, quick traveling, multiple interviews with interviewers who might challenge or take a piss at her a little…with her mental issues I think it’s safer for her to put out these songs that are very safe and stick to the Vegas Residency if that’s what she wants.

  13. ldub says:

    and brit brit SHADED her right back on twitter with this gem
    ‘cant wait to get back to vegas. so thankful i have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to….#YOUWANTAPIECEOFME”


  14. Nat says:

    That was so not cool. I have to admit I really like Pretty Girls song and video. It’s catchy lol

  15. Talie says:

    Britney is Britney, but someone does need to call out the fact that her team is basically pulling the strings in very uncomfortable ways.

    • Lynnie says:

      Uncomfortable how? Like promotion uncomfortable, choice of songs uncomfortable, and/or how she looks uncomfortable?

  16. mel says:

    Came here thinking she was going to be really nasty, but she just stated facts. No need for the crude bit about sucking up to her, though. By the sound of it, Iggy was far more into the song than Britney was and was totally up for extensive promo. Considering it was Britney, she was lucky she even got an awards show performance, to be honest. That song’s chart performance was vastly overestimated and I can’t help thinking that the artists and lack of promo was partly the cause.

    They’re both to blame, technically moreso Britney because it IS her track after all. But the thing is they didn’t do additional promo because the song was kind of just dead from the start. Not to mention Iggy Azalea is a pop pariah at the moment, having her as a feature is a guaranteed flop. I think Britneys team may have been dumb enough to let an Iggy collab happen and then release it, but they were savvy enough not to push it once they realized there was nothing to benefit.

    • ldub says:

      THIS!!!! to the last two sentences.

    • littlemissnaughty says:

      She did state facts, that’s true but, well, when was the last time Britney did extensive promo for a single? This isn’t 2002. She’s just not up for it and people rely on her name to get the content out there which usually works pretty well. So in this case it didn’t. Iggy just didn’t do her homework and everybody would’ve already forgotten about that song if she hadn’t gone and tweeted bs. Again. This girl, seriously. What did she think was going to happen, that Britney would suddenly spring into action and promote the sh*t out of this thing like it’s 1999? I honestly can’t even bring myself to blame Britney for anything these days, her face just makes me sad.

    • Kitten says:

      Doesn’t matter if it’s the truth or not, it is straight-up unprofessional to make comments like that on social media.

      You know, I work in insurance and sh*t happens at my job where a client doesn’t get the right coverage or a premium gets miscalculated, usually because of someone else’s error. When that client calls with a concern about their policy, I don’t throw a co-worker under the bus. I eat shit. I apologize to the client and tell them it won’t happen again. I make a one-time concession and drop the premium to make them feel better. But I take responsibility for the failure. I own it. That’s usually the standard practice if you want to build a career in any industry.

      But again, this is typical Iggy Azaelia. She would never have the class to just stfu and take the higher road, she just cannot help herself and this is why her career is in the sh*tter. She is a difficult personality with marginal (and I’m being generous) talent. She’s defensive, unprofessional, and rude and she’s burning bridges left and right.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        Yeah, you know how many people do that at work? Not many. NOT many. It reminds me (I work in a law firm) of what my boss said to me once when the opposing counsel blamed an embarrassing mistake on their assistant. “That is so unprofessional, what a coward. To openly blame the assistant. It’s his signature, it doesn’t matter whose fault it was. You don’t shove your assistant in front of the bus.” And I believe him because while I’ve never f*cked up anything major that had consequences outside of the office, my predecessors have. And he ate sh*t. For his assistant. I know many many lawyers in this place who would never.

        Now, Britney is not the assistant in this scenario but again, to blame Brit for anything? It’s like kicking a baby! Shut up, Iggy.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah I see your point. Your boss seems to have a lot of integrity.

        I just think if you’re a pop artist collaborating with another pop artist on a track, you don’t shift blame to the other pop artist if the track bombs. And this is all going down in front of a social media audience of 8 million followers or whatever. It seems really low, even for someone as stupid as Iggy.

      • littlemissnaughty says:

        My boss is a bit of a unicorn though, especially among lawyers. The people you meet in this field … most of the time I’m glad some of them don’t even think I matter enough to remember my name. I’m “the assistant of xyz” which is fine by me.

        I’m trying to remember if any major (or minor) pop star has ever done that. If not, this is extra stupid. Especially considering this pairing. I cannot stress this enough, it’s Britney. She is beloved, people will rarely sh*t on her these days and would never if the other one is Iggy. Of all people. This child.

      • AcidRock says:

        This, EXACTLY. You eat shit and you keep your mouth shut. If you and a coworker want to duke it out, do it later and behind closed doors. But you never break that united front in front of people, be they customers or fans. Iggy has zero social grace, zero professionalism, and should be thanking her stars anyone even agreed to collabo with her in the first place after all the faux pas she’s made recently. She could’ve easily just ignored the tweet, or simply gone the “aw, shucks, maybe next time” route.

  17. iseepinkelefants says:

    I don’t see her throwing shade at Britney. Sorry. I see that she wanted to be able to promote it more but nothing that says “Britney’s the reason”. Sounds like they’re making a mountain out of molehill.

    That said iggy has never had a hit pop solo. I still stand by “work” and “pu$$y” being two of her greatest tracks. Obviously neither could make it into mainstream because of their content but she can have at least a two good song. And she raps well on them.

    • Kdlaf says:

      Agreed, those songs are super good but probably too ratchet for mainstream pop. I think part of iggy’s problem is that her label does such a horrendous job at managing her career and not just letting her do the type of music she used to. The sucess of fancy and problem got to her head. I give her 6-9 months before her career ends for good.

    • Denise says:

      I watched the video for Work and my husband walked into the room and saw my face and asked ‘What’s wrong??’ My mouth was hanging open in a grimace. Awful song and ridiculously embarrassing video. She is nothing.

    • Illyra says:

      “Murda Bizness” is also damn catchy.

  18. G says:

    well she’s not wrong if what she is saying is that Britney wouldn’t do any promo besides the video? It sounds like she wanted to but Britney didn’t? I have no idea. I don’t know this girl at all besides her skit on James Corden where she seemed pleasant and grounded??

    • icy says:

      Pleasant and grounded?? Nah, pure PR. She is trying to stay relevant. I read she is going on the crap fest Lip Battle whatever as well. Pure PR!

  19. GPSB says:

    I still don’t under who Iggy Azalea is or where she came from.

  20. bopit says:

    Leave Britney alone!

  21. ZombieRick says:

    Big Brit fan but my god this song was AWFUL. Even the title is so out of date.

  22. grabbyhands says:

    I don’t really have a horse in this race, since I don’t listen to either of them, but it sounds like Iggy Azalea continues to show her ass about pretty much everything. So far as I can tell, Britney has been pretty gracious and close mouthed (although it seems she threw some excellent subtle shade about being excited about her busy show schedule) about the single’s poor showing.

    After everything that has happened with IA running her mouth and picking fights on Twitter, how does her team keep letting her post stuff? It is disastrous every time. Does she even HAVE a publicist at this point?

  23. dorothy says:

    Iggy please! She got in the Top 40 when really she’s a zero so maybe she should be licking Britney’s cornholio apparently thats a thing lol

  24. Murphy says:

    Iggy is not a very wise person is she?

  25. bettyrose says:

    I thought the link photo was two Barbie dolls before I read the text.

  26. The Old KC says:

    Iggy’s face….I just can’t!!! Her surgery(ies) haven’t settled, and at this point I’m not sure they ever will. She should’ve left it alone.

    • kanyekardashian says:

      What does it say about YOU and your self-hatred that you feel entitled to attack anyone’s looks? If you were a secure person, you wouldn’t care what anyone else looks like. People like you advertise your insecurities by your comments. It’s quite sad.

      • AcidRock says:

        But is it really the same if the comment is about plastic surgery (or whatever Iggy had done)? I think it’s more a commentary on the shallowness of the celebrity culture and the desire to fit this cookie-cutter mold and ruin any shade of individuality in her original features, than calling her ugly or attacking her looks.

      • Amanda G says:

        And you say this with a straight face while you have a Kanye Kardashian handle? lmao

  27. minx says:

    I don’t really care about Iggy but that photo makes me sad…the big fake boobs and facial plastic surgery. Her eyes look dead.

  28. Scarlet Vixen says:

    By her logic, the song flopping isn’t really her fault because she was just “featured.” Wasn’t she technically just featured of “Fancy” too? So, by this logic she shouldn’t take the credit for “Fancy” being a hit.

  29. Andrea1 says:

    Iggy needs to take a back sit… she has burnt the bridge

  30. YO says:

    Can I add that I’m grateful for Bedhead covering this story and not the usual biased reporter who seems to have it out for Britney. The pictures weren’t the most unflattering ones they could find either for a change! I don’t expect fansite level reporting but a little objectivity is always nice.

  31. Katija says:

    I know it’s popular to hate Iggy NO MATTER WHAT, but… I can see her frustration. Britney is this porcelain doll kept in a locked glass case, let’s be real. For every album/tour/single, she will do ONE TOKEN appearance where she goes through the motions and barely speaks. Other artists go on these long whirlwind press tours. Of course there are reasons for this, but I can understand Iggy’s frustration here. I can see after the Billboard Awards being like, “uh, that’s it? That’s all the promo we’re doing? I did non-stop appearances for a month for ‘Fancy’… just one and we’re done? That sounds like a good plan?”

    • icy says:

      Popular to hate Iggy?? Really, she bought it on herself. Racist trash. Speaks volume of you defending her. So tried of people making her out to be a victim.

      • AcidRock says:

        You do have a point re: Iggy brought the hate upon herself. But I think Katija is also valid in pointing out how people continue to insist on handling Britney with kid-gloves. Maybe she really does have legitimate psychological issues, and yes that is sad. But as an artist, someone who puts herself and her work out there and charges people for it, she’s just as much of a target for critique as anyone else. Should we not also analyze what Britney may or may not have done that caused this song to flop? Does the insight need to end at “Iggy = trashy racist”, or can we look further (as The Eternal Side-Eye does below)? Iggy is made out to be the victim in a lot of cases, and I agree it’s unjustified, but to be honest, Britney is made out the same way – no one can critique her, criticize her, or in general talk about how poor her vocal skills are, etc. because it’s seen as too mean-spirited in light of her mental issues. If Britney was indeed expected to help promote this song instead of stand there like a zombie or go mute when it’s time to help it gain some attention and airplay, she definitely should be taken to task for that by those involved on this deal.

      • Kitten says:

        Yeah I agree with AcidRock and Side-Eye.

        My unpopular opinion: I feel for Britney but her music is straight-up crap.

        To be fair, I never really liked her sh*t but I always respected her hustle. She was a decent dancer, a merciless self-promoter, and she brilliantly cultivated an innocent-girl-next-door-during-the-day/sex-vixen-at-night image that appealed to both men and women.

        But her voice was always auto-tuned garbage, you know?

        I think a lot of us (and admittedly I’m in this boat) are protective of Britney out of some sort of sentimental nostalgia mixed with supportive empathy for a woman that a lot of us watched grow up.

        We’ve witnessed Brit go from the absolute height of her career, with a perfect boy band *soul-mate* and a successful chart-topping album, through a shotgun wedding and kids followed by a predictable divorce, a public meltdown, and finally a semi-rising from the ashes with a cleaner, more wholesome image but seemingly lobotomized.

        We feel for Brit because after her very public crash-and-burn, she’s no longer the pop powerhouse that killed it at the 2001 MTV music awards. She’s now a vulnerable and vacant woman who’s musical success is behind her.

        The sad reality is that she is not the Brit-Brit of the past, and most of us realized a long time ago that she will never fully recover. She doesn’t even have a Madonna-like career ahead of her because she doesn’t have the fortitude, the gumption, the ingenuity and the faculties that Madonna had in her thirties.

        This might sound harsh, but it’s the sad truth.

      • pinetree13 says:

        I agree with everything Kitten said. Especially the nostalgia/empathy bit

      • Katija says:

        “Speaks volume of you defending her.”

        Oh my God, calm yourself. She’s a singer, not ISIS. You do not have some indication of what kind of human being I am because of one silly little internet comment.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

      The truth is Britney isn’t trying anymore.

      On the one hand she doesn’t have to. She’s an icon from a period of pop music and she’s cemented a decade plus long career. Now…the other reality is a lot of that was based on some amazing marketing. Britney was never ‘the’ singer, that was Christina. Britney was the girl next door, take her home to your momma, be your best friend pop star. When she transitioned to being sexy and dancing harder she was at her best.

      With her mental and physical health issues she can’t do the dancing she used to and as a music act that isn’t the best singer that cuts down on the power of performing repeatedly on different stages in different cities. Too much variables that could result in her getting absolutely embarrassed. So she makes her 90′s music, puts out albums, releases one single and keeps up appearances.

      Iggy was wrong to go into it thinking there’d be more, that era has passed.

  32. Dr.Funkenstein says:

    I think the biggest problem was the title. There’s nothing pretty about Iggy.

  33. A.Key says:

    “Iggy has never had a hit by herself.”

    She has technically, “Work” was her breakout song and her biggest solo hit so far.

  34. AlmondJoy says:

    Iggy has been a nasty person all along, but she’s finally directing her rudeness to someone that is beloved. Maybe now people will stop taking up for her.

  35. Saks says:

    I don’t think BritBrit cares about promoting or having a no. 1 single anymore.

    The difference is that Britney was arguably the biggest pop star in the planet circa 1999-2002. She has experienced everything, the good, the bad, the ugly. She fighted her mental problems in front of the world (I do believe hers was one of the rare cases where papz followed her all day long, and she wasn’t calling them). She has fans travelling from all over the world to go to see her show in Vegas, she is super rich, she still sells records, etc… I think she is not interested to be in the top of the limelight anymore. She seems happy doing her thing and raising her children.

    While for Iggy almost any new song might be a make it or break it situation thanks to her stupid comments

  36. kanyekardashian says:

    The summer anthem of 2015? Someone’s really drinking the kool-aid.

    It amazes me how throwing tons of money and fame at a quote-unquote “artist” who can’t sing, write, or play makes them feel like they actually have something to offer the musical world when they don’t. All of these auto-tuned lip-synching novelty acts actually believe what they are doing is world-changing when it’s just lazy pop garbage that requires little to no talent, just a bunch of gimmicks.

    Britney is just as untalented as this Iggy character, but Britney at least has made a career of being a very nice, decent person – not liking her is like kicking a puppy. Iggy is like Donald Trump and Kanye West – she can’t get enough of the negative attention she craves and loves to play the victim and act like a badass. What a baby.

  37. kri says:

    Yeah, she needs to back off Brit NOW. I have a soft spot for Britney(don’t know why) and Iggy is actually a turd. That’s all.

  38. Jilly says:

    I thought this idiot gave up Twitter.

  39. Paige says:

    It was a terrible song and about 95 percent of their songs are bad.

  40. Bread and Circuses says:

    Britney being in the video (and looking like she was having FUN!) was the only good thing about that song.

  41. Amanda G says:

    I’m sorry, but why shouldn’t Britney take the fall? Her career is not what it used to be. Her last album bombed! I don’t think performing (lip syncing) the song more one time to promote it is unreasonable. But yes, the song is friggin awful and I’m glad it failed and I hope Iggy’s 15 minutes are up. She had a couple catchy songs, but her attitude stinks.

  42. annaloo. says:

    Britney should sing country/western. I think she’d be SO good at it.

    • AcidRock says:

      Well they don’t normally autotune country songs, do they? I don’t listen to country, but it’s hard to imagine her able to put out a song that doesn’t put her voice through 10,000 layers of “fixing,” and that seems totally against the idea of a singer with little accompaniment for her voice (maybe just a guitar); Britney usually does everything possible to bury her voice.

  43. Cankles says:

    I thought this gremlin was quitting Twitter?

  44. PP says:

    I think this “feud” is fake.

  45. Jonathan says:

    Iggy is Australian; Australians are pretty blunt and if Iggy was actually shading Britney you’d KNOW without a doubt that she was shading her.

    This whole thing ain’t the controversy some people want to make it out as.

  46. Nuna says:

    But Britney got the last word on this with her tweet about being grateful to having shows (in Las Vegas) lined up for the rest of the year or something. Iggy’s tours have all failed. I think she’s walking a dangerous line of having attitude and building media attention (or trying to) and building a bad reputation for herself.

  47. Tre says:

    No one could save that song. Because its crap. They should have see it when they were recording.

    But Iggy is right at some point. She cant promote it herself. When Britney is lead.

    Its hard for any artist to answer to those kind of questions: :
    - Why do you think your song bombed?
    What can they say?
    - Because it was bad song.
    - But why did yoy released it then?
    - I dont know. Thought people might pick it up like they do some bad annoying songs? Like that stupid Britney and Will I Am song.

    I wish people would ask Madonna why all her latest songs are crap and bomb. And would like to hear her version.

  48. Drbzy says:

    I am certainly no fan of Iggy’s but she did decent with her single “Work” which was more or less how she got her initial radio buzz. Of course it wasn’t until Charli XCX came in and really made her popular. But, “Work” was a solo song and is still a decent song to boot.

  49. Naddie says:

    Actually, this song’s flop restored my faith in mankind. Everything is wrong about it, lyrics, rhythm, singers…

  50. Elosaurus says:

    Iggy is revolting.She needs to go away.

  51. Rockin Robin says:

    She is such a loser. The song sucked anyways. I thought she quit twitter? Ugh.

  52. Sharon says:

    I just watched this video/heard the song for the first time. Kinda cringeworthy. Loved seeing/hearing Brittney tho. I havent really heard much of Iggy besides Fancy, and this however, is terrible.

  53. Maria says:

    If T.I. doesn’t think Iggy is ready to get her own solo tracks than he shouldn’t be putting her out there, don’t get me wrong I am an Aussie who likes to support our Aussie talent making it big, but if Iggy can’t even do a solo record without a collaboration how is she going to tour in the future. T.I. I am no expert in publicity and business but the way you are managing Iggy is terrible and won’t help you or Iggy, take Iggy away from the the public eye for 1 year no recording etc work with her and than bring her back when she is ready just focus on her performing solo and on her own, start of small than move up to medium than move up to large events don’t let her ruin any chance of a career she can have be honest rip the bandaid off that all!