It ain’t easy being a VMA nominee, especially when you’re up against your brother’s favorite artist of all time and also up against one of your good friends. In this case, we’re talking about Iggy Azalea.
The “Fancy” rapper is tied with Eminem for seven nominations at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards and she and Ariana Grande will also battle it out in a couple of categories, including Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.
“I never thought that I would be facing off with Eminem for most award nominations, but it’s pretty cool because Eminem is my young brother’s absolute favorite artist in the world, so I think he feels very conflicted as to who to vote for — his own flesh and blood, or his favorite artist,” Iggy told MTV News, being sympathetic and adding, “He’s in a tough position.”
As for Ariana, well, may the best woman take home those Moonmen. “I hope you win Ariana but I hope I win more — you understand,” Iggy said laughing. Watch Iggy dish on her competition in the video above.