Iggy Azalea

Oct
30
Rap-Up TV: T.I. Talks Iggy Azalea vs. Nicki Minaj, Hustle Gang Tour

T.I. has an ear for talent. The Hustle Gang chief, who signed B.o.B and Travi$ Scott, knew he was onto something big when he discovered a blonde Australian rapper named Iggy Azalea. Since then, Iggy has taken over the charts and become a global sensation, but Tip always saw it coming.

“As soon as I seen her, I seen it,” he told Rap-Up TV of his “Fancy” protégée.

He offers her advice, but she doesn’t always take it. “She has an incredible vision for herself,” said Tip. “She sees things that none of us can see. At the end of the day, the final say will lie in what Iggy Azalea feels is appropriate for her legacy.”

While she has experienced some bumps along the way, T.I. has been impressed with the way she’s been dealing with her newfound fame. “All in all, I think she’s handling herself like a G just simply because she’s not jumping off the Empire State Building,” he said. “With the amount of pressure being put on her, the amount of demands, and all the different directions she’s being pulled so many times a day, I think she’s handling herself very well and staying grounded and true to who she is.”

She’s been pitted against Nicki Minaj, but Tip says there’s no real beef, and even left the door open to a collaboration.

“That is something that me and Lil Wayne, we maybe could broker,” he said. “If Nicki agrees to it, I would definitely massage the ears of my young Azalean. She never had a real problem with Nicki. I think it’s just a female competition thing. And I don’t even think Nicki really, really has a problem with Iggy. I think they’re both like, ‘There’s only enough room for one bad bitch at a time.’ I think it’s more that than someone genuinely not liking someone else.”

While he works on bringing the ladies together, he is also trying to put together a Hustle Gang tour. “I’m trying to work on a B.o.B, T.I., Iggy Azalea, Travi$ Scott—I’m trying to do a Hustle Gang tour,” he said. “It’s very ambitious. We’ll see.”

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Oct
25
Iggy Azalea Performs on ‘SNL’

Iggy Azalea

A day after shaking up the Hollywood Bowl with J.Lo, Iggy Azalea made her “Saturday Night Live” debut. The blonde rap sensation played musical guest alongside host Jim Carrey. First up, she performed a medley of her chart-topping hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” for which she was joined by Rita Ora, and returned with the first performance of her new single “Beg for It” with Danish singer MØ.

“Wow! Can’t believe I just survived this! Thankyou so much for the opportunity SNL,” tweeted Iggy.

On November 24, she will drop Reclassified, which features five new songs including collaborations with Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding.

See I-G-G-Y take on “SNL.”

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Oct
25
Iggy Azalea, J.Lo, Pharrell, & Ariana Grande Perform at ‘We Can Survive’ Concert

J.Lo and Iggy Azalea

Pop’s biggest stars came together for CBS Radio’s “We Can Survive” concert at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday. Pharrell Williams, Ariana Grande, Alicia Keys, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, and more all rocked the stage.

On the eve of her “SNL” performance, Iggy served up her hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” and brought out surprise guest J.Lo for their rump shaker “Booty.”

“So many of these people, almost all of these people, I grew up being massive fans of, particularly Pharrell and Gwen and J.Lo,” Iggy told CBS2/KCAL9.

Sporting her signature cat ears, Ariana brought down the house with her powerful pipes and hits including “Problem” and “Bang Bang,” on which she rapped some of Nicki Minaj’s verse.

A pregnant Alicia Keys, who is a couple months away from giving birth, delivered her empowering anthem “We Are Here.”

Pharrell closed out the star-studded evening with an upbeat set of past and present hits, from “Frontin’” to “Happy.” He was also joined by fellow “Voice” coach Gwen Stefani for “Hollaback Girl,” and teased their new collaboration “Spark the Fire.”

The benefit concert capped off with a dazzling fireworks display. A portion of the proceeds will support Living Beyond Breast Cancer and Young Survival Coalition.

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Oct
24
Iggy Azalea and Jim Carrey Star in ‘SNL’ Promo

Jim Carrey and Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is putting in work. After dropping her new single “Beg for It,” the blonde bombshell will play musical guest on this weekend’s Halloween episode of “Saturday Night Live.” Iggs stars alongside host Jim Carrey in a series of funny promos. She plays it cool, while the quirky comedian has some fun with her name and a fake grill.

Iggy will hit the stage to perform “Beg for It” with MØ for the first time, and maybe even appear in a skit.

“SNL is going to be so sick,” she tweeted earlier this month. “I’ve been working with the amazing Jamie King on all my new live ideas. He is brilliant and understands me.”

Watch I-G-G-Y bring her talents to 30 Rock.

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Oct
24
New Music: Iggy Azalea f/ MØ – ‘Beg for It’

Beg for It

Iggy SZN continues. After topping the charts with “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” the Aussie rap sensation keeps the hits coming with her latest single “Beg for It,” produced by The Invisible Men. She sticks with the proven formula on the sassy record, delivering her signature flow while Danish singer MØ lays down the infectious hook.

“I know my old thang wanna bring the feeling back / But I got a new thang, baby I ain’t feeling that,” spits Iggy, who is nominated for six awards at this year’s AMAs.

The song can be found on a repackaging of her debut The New Classic. Due November 24, Reclassified boasts five new tracks including the anthem “Iggy SZN,” plus collaborations with Jennifer Hudson and Ellie Goulding.

Iggy will perform her new single for the first time on this weekend’s “SNL.”

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Oct
23
New Music: Iggy Azalea – ‘Iggy SZN’

Reclassified

After conquering the charts this summer with “Fancy” and “Black Widow,” Iggy Azalea will re-release her debut The New Classic on November 24. Reclassified features five new tracks including the Ellie Goulding-assisted “Heavy Crown,” “Trouble” featuring Jennifer Hudson, and the cocky anthem “Iggy SZN.” The Aussie rapper brings her blonde ambition to the latter.

“Simmer down, bitch / It’s Iggy SZN / I ain’t worried about shit / It’s Iggy SZN,” she proclaims over the clapping beat.

Iggy will debut her new single “Beg for It” featuring Mø at radio on Friday. The following day, she will perform it live on “SNL.”

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Oct
19
Tracklisting: Iggy Azalea – ‘Reclassified’

Reclassified

Iggy season continues. Iggy Azalea will cap off her breakthrough year with Reclassified, a re-release of her debut The New Classic. The project boasts five new tracks in addition to seven songs from her April release including her monster hits “Fancy” and “Black Widow.”

She has collaborated with Ellie Goulding on “Heavy Crown,” which appears in the trailer for Kingsman: The Secret Service, and Jennifer Hudson, who guests on “Trouble.” The rapper and singer previously dueted on the Pharrell-produced “He Ain’t Goin’ Nowhere” for JHUD.

Iggy will debut her new single “Beg for It” featuring Danish singer Mø on “SNL” on October 25.

Reclassified drops November 24. See the tracklisting below.

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