Iggy Azalea Performs At People's Choice Awards & It Certainly Made Us Beg for More
Iggy Azalea pretty much owned 2014. She was ruling the radio charts, getting award nominations, and building up a fan base. It was a no-brainer that Iggy Azalea would perform at the 2015 People's Choice Awards, and that's exactly what happened on Jan. 7. However, just a few weeks before the big night, some people stopped sipping that I-G-G-Y Kool-Aid. Azalea was embroiled in another public Twitter spat with Azealia Banks, which spiraled into some major internet hate for the previously praised Azalea. In summary, Banks and other hip hop aficionados have accused Azalea of benefiting from the rap culture without going through the same struggles as the black community. This resulted in both parties defending themselves, with plenty of other artists jumping into the conversation via Twitter.
Before this scandal came to a head, Azalea earned two People's Choice Awards nominations for Favorite Female Artist and Favorite Hip Hop Artist, though she may not be the choice of everyone. As a result, Iggy fans and haters alike definitely watched her performance closely. So how did it go?
Well she was making me "beg for it." I wanted more. I wasn't overwhelmed. I wasn't underwhelmed. I was just whelmed. She performed her latest single "Beg for It" without guest vocals from collaborator MØ, and I love the song, but it just wasn't enough for me. Her body looked perfect and the all white outfit was fierce, but I wanted more. I really was begging for it.
I wanted more energy. I wanted her to to really step up to the plate when there are so many haters scrutinizing her these days. She should have done a medley or an unexpected collaboration with someone influential from the hip hop community. I wish she had invited Azealia Banks up there to spit some rhymes with her. Now that really would have been something. Iggy Iggy Iggy, can't you see that everybody wants you to prove yourself as a rapper? I know you can do it and more than anything I wish you did.