How many times does a young woman have to say she supports her peers before the media listens? There's been a recent back-and-forth between Iggy Azalea and Lorde in the media that seems to be encouraging them to insult each other, and it's just gotten out of hand. As we pointed out before, the two female musicians have repeatedly said on social media that they have nothing but respect for each other.
It all started when Iggy told Billboard that she didn't think Lorde was a good fit for the Nirvana tribute at the recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony. The Australian rapper stated that she doesn't think Lorde and Kurt Cobain are peers, and it quickly became a huge story.
But Lorde, in her typical wise-beyond-her-years fashion, brushed off the comment as a thoughtless aside. "I've been in a position where I’ve said something in an interview where I’ve thought: 'Damn, I wish I could take that back,'" she told Melbourne's Herald Sun. "I don't know how [Azalea] is feeling about it. But anyone who’s doing well deserves respect, and I respect what she’s doing."
Clearly, Lorde has no interest in dissing Iggy. And vice versa.
After the Billboard story blew up, Iggy also tweeted several times that she considers Lorde to be a talented friend. "My opinion on the makings of a touching musical tribute wasn't meant as some back door way to take a dig at her or the performance she gave," she wrote.
So let's drop the drama, shall we? We're more likely to get an Iggy/Lorde collab than a feud, especially since the Iggy and Charli XCX song "Fancy" is so fire.