It’s been a long week for Iggy Azalea. The fallout from the Pretty Girls music video bomb is still going on. And it’s getting ugly.
Earlier this week, Iggy tweeted a few comments about the video. Specifically, why she felt it wasn’t very successful. In short, she claimed, it would have performed better with more effective marketing. Which is what she would have done if it had been her song. But it wasn’t. It was Britney’s song. So fans assumed Iggy was slamming Britney.
Iggy retaliated, denying that she said what she said (the tweets were still in her timeline). She then went on a Twitter rant, attacking specific media outlets for reporting the facts of what happened. A day later, Britney appeared to return some subtle shade, that (contrary to Iggy’s failed tour) Britney’s Vegas concerts are wildly popular, adding the hashtag from the song of the same name “#YouWannaPieceofMe”.
It’s a few days later, Iggy is probably still ranting, and now there is yet another negative story about her conduct.
This time, in the latest in a long list of stories about Iggy being a diva (her tour was cancelled because she refused to promote it), Us Weekly claims she was abrasive on the set of Pretty Girls, where she acted as co-director.
“Iggy was difficult with respect to direction of [the] video,” claims the source. ”Everyone just got fed up and didn’t want to deal with it. Britney, being a veteran artist, was tired of arguing.”
It gets worse: “‘Pretty Girls’ was Britney’s song and video but Iggy totally took it over as if it was hers. Iggy ordered everyone — including Britney — around as if she was directing the video.” Again, though, Iggy was also directing. That doesn’t seem to be the issue though.
Iggy chose the single’s artwork and chose outfits for herself and Britney at the Billboard awards. “Britney is such a fan that she listened to everything Iggy said.”