Iggy Azalea Denies Blaming Britney Spears For Pretty Girls Flopping
Iggy Azalea is clarifying Twitter comments she posted on Sunday, which were widely interpreted to blame Britney Spears for the failure of their song Pretty Girls. On Monday, Azalea denied on Twitter she was being “bitchy” or throwing “shade” at Spears when responding to a fan who noted Pretty Girls, which peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, had “flopped.”
Azalea’s original tweet read, “its difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately im just featured.” Spears’ fans then began to call Azalea out for what they considered a dig at the pop star. And Azalea only made matters worse when she tweeted, “my comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls.”
By Monday, the Australian rapper tried to defuse the situation and explained in a series of tweets, “im not attacking anyone. all i said was: i wish we had promoted more but thats out of my control. shes a good friend…. Genuine friends have genuine opinions. Its possible & healthy to have a differing thought without it being bitchy or shade.”
After Billboard posted an article late in Monday titled, “Iggy Azalea Blamed Britney Spears for ‘Pretty Girls’ Not Being a Hit,” the singer posted a link to the story on Twitter, along with the caption, “please stop. its honestly so desperate at this point its cringe worthy. guys, really? is THAT what i said.” She finished her train of thought with a message to her followers, “maybe its time you all start questioning the tabloids motivation. its not to report genuine news.”
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