For almost a year, Iggy Azalea's name seemed tied to discussions surrounding cultural appropriation and a not-so-secret feud with Azealia Banks because of it. But Iggy Azalea at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards seems... different. Maybe it's her new friendship/collaborative partnership with Britney Spears? Maybe not. But one thing's for certain: Iggy's sartorial decision-making is on point. Oh wait, it must be the new dip-dyed pink locks!
The 24-year-old is nominated tonight for a jaw-dropping 12 awards: Top New Artist, Top Female Artist, Top Hot 100 Artist, Top Digital Songs Artist, Top Streaming Artist, Top Rap Artist, Top Rap Album, Top Hot 100 Song, Top Streaming Song, Top Rap Song (twice!), and Billboard Chart Achievement Award. Such a hefty stream of nominations is no unremarkable feat, especially for a relatively new artist only on the scene since 2011, when she released her debut mixtape Ignorant Art. Following only Taylor Swift and Sam Smith in terms of nomination count at the 2015 BBMAs, Iggy is climbing that musical ladder despite past controversies.
And what better way to show you're turning a new leaf than to go for a new 'do? Taking the pastel hair trend to dip-dyed levels, Iggy is putting her own unique twist on an on-trend look and killing it. And I don't know what it is about her outfit, but it breeds excitement. In a baby blue co-ord set that seems to go perfectly with pink hair and not look like a nursery in the least, Iggy breeds excitement of new things to come. Perhaps she's ready for some change, and this look will be the catalyst. I mean, hot pink metallic shoes have got to mean something!