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She might not of had the best of times last year, but Iggy is back and in the studio making music.

The rapper teased a snippet of her song today on Twitter and fans couldn't help but notice it's a bit different from her usual work.

Many on social media said that it sounds like a "raw Rihanna" with a little bit of old Miley Cyrus mixed in. 

The snippet does sounds promising though, so you never know – this could be her comeback anthem. 


One thing is for sure. Macklemore's new single and follow up track to 2005's White Privilege was intended to create waves. 

With lyrics like: "You speak about equality, but do you really mean it? Are you marching for freedom, or when it's convenient", it's safe to say, Macklemore wanted White Privilege II have an impact. 

However, THIS may not have been the attention he had wanted. 

In the second verse of the new song, Macklemore raps: "You've exploited and stolen the music, the moment, The magic, the passion, the fashion, you toy with, The culture was never yours to make better.

"You're Miley, you're Elvis, you're Iggy Azalea.

"Fake and so plastic, you've heisted the magic, You've taken the drums and the accent you rapped in, You're branded hip-hop, it's so fascist and backwards."

And as one might expect, Iggy totally took the bait taking to Twitter to respond to the probing lyrics. 

"He shouldn't have spent the last 3 yrs having friendly convos and taking pictures together at events etc if those were his feelings," she said about the song in a tweet that was swiftly deleted.

While Macklemore kept out of the Twitter scuffle, he did respond to the comments in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine. 

"For me, that second verse is unpacking. It's an unpacking moment of internalised criticism and self-doubt.

"And I think that people get put into boxes, and the conversation around cultural appropriation – I was at the forefront of that, rightfully so. And that conversation also included Miley Cyrus and Iggy Azalea, and that's why their names are on the record."

You can listen to Macklemore's track below and decide for yourselves: 


It seems it's all over for T.I and Iggy Azalea!

T.I worked as a mentor to Iggy when she first started off her pop career but now it seems he's washed his hands with her. 

The Whatever You Like singer, 34, has been credited with Iggy's sudden rise in the hip-hop world, but he shared with radio show, Ebro in the Morning that he was bowing out from his role as her mentor.

"In her defense, she had a lot thrown at her at one time," T.I. told the radio hosts.

"Any human being anywhere [is gonna] have a hard time adjusting."

When asked what the exact breaking point of their relationship was, T.I admitted it was when she started to work with rival rapper, Q-Tip. 

“Everything was cool and then they came back and undid what I did."

"It’s not that I got tired of cleaning it up. I’m loyal partner and If I rock with you I rock with you. Right or wrong."

It seems the only thing linking the pair is paper work right now, but apart from that T.I doesn't seem exactly happy with the way it all turned out. 


Just a couple of months ago, she seemed to attribute their summer collaboration's poor performance to Ms Spears's 'busy' (read: 'she couldn't be bothered') schedule. 

Ouch. So understandably, we thought that Iggy Azalea was firmly off Brit-Brit's Christmas card list.

However, it has now emerged that the rapper still has a lotta, lotta love for the pop icon. Indeed, the Aussie chart-topper even praises Britney for helping her cope with life in the spotlight. 

Ms Azalea claims that she really wants to lead a normal life and thus takes inspiration from her Pretty Girls collaborator (though would we call Britney's life 'normal'?).

Speaking to The Fix Online, Iggy said: "I definitely think it's good to see Britney managing with the most extreme fame you could possibly ever have and being OK.

"That's got to be claustrophobic. I know I feel claustrophobic sometimes so to see her surviving with a fairly normal private life gives me hope."

Nevertheless, the 25-year-old went on to say that although Britney, 33, gives her hope, it is Jennifer Lopez, 46, that gives her the determination to be in the industry. 

"She's just so dedicated and professional and she puts so much time into rehearsing and making sure that every element of anything that she does is perfect."

Iggy is currently working on her second studio album, which will form the follow-up to her 2014 smash hit album, The New Classic.



International superstar Iggy Azalea, has recently been the target of some vicious drug rumours after people spotted some marks on her hands in a paparazzi photograph.  

The Fancy singer landed in Australia to the news that the world of Twitter had quickly reacted to these rumours with many people accusing her of having a heroin addiction. 

The rapper has never backed down from denying untrue rumours in the past and this time was no different. She took to Twitter to set the record straight saying:

"Just landed in Australia and I am dying with laughter because nicks just showed me an article that says im a heroin addict. WHAT?! LOL."

She then went on to explain what those 'track' marks on her hands were "could be injecting heroin into my hands…. OR could just be scratches from @AleHerself's evil cat that attacked me the other week"

So Twittersphere, there's nothing to worry about here, Iggy is NOT a drug addict, she's simply been hanging out with an angry cat. 

But the rumour mill is not going to stop Iggy enjoying herself while down under. She posted a selfie with her fiance Nick Young, saying "Nick is having trouble adjusting, but I'm ready to go out #HiAustralia."


Iggy Azalea has been the subject of a lot of suspicion regarding whether she got plastic surgery or not for the past year. 

The singer has finally set the record straight and explained what procedures she has undergone in a bid to keep up with the cruel world of the music industry. 

Iggy has admitted to having a nose job done and she insists that people shouldn't be afraid to speak out about changing their body if they want to. 

The Fancy singer went under the knife to have her nose altered just months after admitting to having a boob job done. 

She said: "I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame. I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.

"Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey."

She told Seventeen magazine: "It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself – and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey.

"There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery.

"There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.


First it was Taylor Swift, now it’s Demi Lovato. Katy Perry just can’t seem to stay on the good side of her fellow pop stars. The face of Moschino is under fire again, and this time it’s because Demi isn’t appreciating fans claiming her music is a rip-off of Katy’s. 

Demi had plenty of reason to celebrate this week after her new single Cool For The Summer went to number one on the iTunes charts, but it was a short-lived celebration for the 22-year old as some music fans were quick to point out the sound wasn’t all that original. 

After hearing complaints that the song sounded a little too like Katy Perry’s smash hit I Kissed a Girl, Demi lashed out on Twitter to stop the comparisons.

Fan were saying Demi’s new song sounded like a mix of Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl and Jessie J’s Domino, but Demi was quick to respond in defence of her work.

Katy has yet to respond, but given her history of dramatic catfights, we reckon it won't be long until she does. 


Iggy Azalea had a lot to say yesterday when Pretty Girls, her new single with Britney Spears, completely flopped, reaching a limp number 23 in the US charts and not even making it to the Top 50 in Ireland.

As this much anticipated duet didn't do as well as they had hoped, Iggy tried to shift the blame to Britney by tweeting "It's difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately I'm just featured."

Even more cutting, she then concluded with: "I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i?" 

These tweets received a lot of backlash from Britney fans and they were later deleted, but not before the Oops.. I Did It Again singer saw them and replied with a few cutting words of her own.

Britney retaliated with an extremely subtle dig at Azalea saying "can't wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to… #YouWantAPieceOfMe"

Meow! Fans jumped to the conclusion straight away that this was aimed at Iggy who recently cancelled her entire tour for the rest of the year without much explanation. 

Well played Britney..



It was the song that was supposed to be the summer hit of 2015: Britney Spears (who's shifted 100m albums in her 15-year career) and Iggy Azalea (who's the hot, young rap artist to collaborate with) came together and produced Pretty Girls.

They performed at the Billboard Music Awards, and the duo pushed their tune on social media. They have, after all, a combined following of some 47.5m (42.3m for Brit Brit; and 5.3m for Iggy) on Twitter.

The accompanying video – a bizarre, Eighties-inspired dance-fest – was released to much fanfare too. It notched up 78m views on YouTube, but was still widely panned as ridiculous.

The song itself hardly fared much better: in Iggy's native Australia, it peaked at No.27. In the US, it reached No.23. In the UK, it made No.16, while in Ireland it limped to No.60.

And today, Ms Azalea was asked by a fan why she thought the song did so badly. 

"It's difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and tv performances etc. unfortunately I'm just featured," the rapper tweeted in response, effectively washing her hands of the song's poor showing.

Even more cutting, she then concluded with: "I dont have to suck the womans a**hole 24/7 to be her friend, do i?" 

However, this evening she posted two more tweets – seemingly in response to the negative backlash to her earlier claims.

"Genuine friends have genuine opinions," she wrote. "Its possible & healthy to have a differing thought without it being bitchy or shade."

The Fancy hitmaker had earlier revealed to Access Hollywood that she wanted to take the lead on Pretty Girls, with Britney instead being the featured artist. 

"I rewrote parts of it and it became my song, and I tried to make it all mine and keep it," she explained. She added, however, that Ms Spears then came knocking. "So I swung it back her way because she's Britney Spears, you have to do that," she said.

"She gets whatever she wants. She has her verses I have my verse, but it's not just me kind of popping in it."

It's been a turbulent time for Ms Azalea. She had to scrap her world tour, as well as a high-profile performance at the Pittsburgh Gay Pride Show – the latter when old tweets surfaced that seemingly showed her using homophobic language.  

Still, the rapper recently got engaged: namely to professional basketball player Nick Young, who popped the question with a huge 10.43ct ring worth €450,000.



Iggy Azalea shocked fans last month when she suddenly announced that her two month long US arena tour was no more.

The tour, which was originally set to happen in April and May before being postponed until September, was cancelled entirely at the end of June. Iggy told fans of the news via Twitter, saying, "As u may know, the tour is cancelled. I'm so sad and sorry to let my fans down…we'll be back out on the road when the next album is done."

Considering the singer's career isn't exactly faltering – she won three Billboard Awards this year alone – many fans and friends have begun speculating about the real reason behind the cancellation, and if it could be due to the fact that Iggy is expecting her first child.

The Fancy hitmaker got engaged to her sports star boyfriend Nick Young recently after a year and a half together, and sources close to the star say her fiancé is keen for them to start a family as soon as possible.

"Nick made it very clear that if he and Iggy were going to marry, he wanted her to scale back on work," a source told OK! magazine. "Now her friends are buzzing that the real reason for the cancellation and the engagement is that Iggy’s pregnant."

With Nick wanting a traditional family unit, Iggy apparently wasn't "willing to gamble," the source says. "She’d take Nick over the tour any day."

So could a mini Iggy be on the way? We're not sure the world could handle it!


Foo Fighters front man, Dave Grohl, broke his leg last night when he fell off the stage while performing at a concert in Sweden.

The former Nirvana member proved how he really is the hardest man in rock when he went off to get medical attention but then CAME BACK and finished the rest of the concert.

Now, that is seriously hard core!

The band went on to play cover songs while the 46-year-old got help but, in true rock and roll form, he was back an hour later and continued the rest of the concert while sitting in a chair with his leg bandaged.

As much as we don’t think it, celebrities falling off stage is a frighteningly common occurrence.

Let’s take a look at a few of the most recent celebrity on-stage tumbles.

Florence Welch

The lead singer of Florence and the Machine broke her foot when she leaped off the stage at Coachella last April.

The Edge

The U2 guitarist fell off the stage at the opening night of the band’s most recent tour when he misjudged his step and took a tumble.


The 56-year-old took a serious dive when she fell off stage and down a flight of stairs after a dancer tried to remove a cape she was wearing at the beginning of her routine.

Iggy Azalea

The Trouble singer was one of the luckier ones as a security guard caught her when she hopped right over the edge of the stage.

Harry Styles

Well, this one had nothing to do with the choreography or the set. We all remember when Harry was bent over double after a… “fan” threw a shoe and hit him straight in the groin. Ouch!  



Iggy Azalea has always openly supported the LGBT community, but this week the past came back to haunt her.

Iggy was scheduled to perform at the Pittburgh Pride Festival, but the Austraalian rapper confirmed on Twitter that she would not be taking to the stage as planned the Saturday.

The reason? Because of previous Tweets she sent which have been interpreted as homophobic. 

The posts in question include the star saying she thinks its "kinda homo" when guys whisper in each other's ears, but were uploaded prior to her finding fame.

Iggy told followers: "I am a firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have. The last thing I want is for something so carelessly said to be interpreted as reflective of my character."

"I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words. As an adult I would never use them because I understand they play a detrimental role in the fight for issues that I do truly believe in."

And certainly, the 25-year-old has apologised to anyone she has upset.

"I am sorry to anyone who I have offended or disappointed and I wish all my fans and friends participating in Pride the best of luck," she added.

This isn't the only show Iggy has cancelled recently; last month she also pulled the plug on her The Great Escape tour. The dates were slated to take place in the autumn, but Iggy told Seventeen magazine that she'd had "a different creative change of heart".

Iggy is now engaged to boyfriend Nick Young and seems to be taking some down time to herself at the moment.