Iggy Azalea: “Lorde Is Not Kurt Cobain’s Peer” — Nirvana Tribute Was Inappropriate

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By Daniel Gates

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Iggy Azalea doesn’t think Lorde should have been part of the tribute to Kurt Cobain at Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction this spring. “Nothing against her, but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer,” she tells Billboard. “Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.”

As part of her cover interview with the magazine, the rapper is asked about being the first artist since The Beatles to have her debut Billboard Hot 100 hits reach the top two spots simultaneously. “It doesn’t mean anything,” she says. “I’d rather be The Rolling Stones.”

Azalea has some quirks — such as her hotel preferences. She explains, “I want to stay in a place where 50-year-old rich people stay. It’s not that I care who’s around me – I just don’t want anyone around me. And if it’s an old rich lady, they’re usually pretty quiet and disgusted I’m even here, which I like.”

As for critics who question her bona fides, Azalea has a response. The performer notes, “We get so caught up, especially in rap, with what’s authentic, and I wish people would think more about what the f*ck that even means. One critic was like, ‘Why didn’t you talk about more Australian things?’ I don’t understand why I’m supposed to write a song about living in the outback and riding a kangaroo to be authentic.”

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