Leave Iggy Alone! Iggy Azalea Posts Troubling Message Following Internet Backlash: “I’m Worn Down”December 28, 2018
The Internet roasted Iggy Azalea, and the sky is blue.
Iggy Azalea is one of the most attacked people on the Internet, and it’s mostly due to being an Australian white female rapper. In other words, the worldwide web hates her because she is being herself, and that’s a hard pill to swallow. I’m being nice… it’s really actually f—ed up.
The latest debacle comes after Iggy’s performance in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During “Black Widow,” one of the rapper’s backup dancers collapsed to the floor and suffered a seizure.
Iggy received heat for not stopping her show entirely to tend to the dancer.
It’s worth mentioning as it happened Iggy requested the medical team help the dancer immediately. She also kept fans updated after the incident.
“[I just wanted] to let everyone asking know my dancer is OKAY’ in the wake of her seizure,” Iggy wrote in a note on Instagram.
“She is backstage feeling much better.” Iggy said the seizure was caused by “the lights and heat.”
Iggy later clarified she was under the impression the backup dancer twisted her ankle, hence why Iggy didn’t feel the need to stop entirely. “I thought she had just fallen/twisted her ankle, and it may sound harsh but; you keep singing until the music stops and ask for a medic which is what I did.”
Doesn’t matter, because the Internet decided Iggy is a heartless witch for not completely stopping the performance, so the witch-hunt commenced. Iggy, always outspoken, felt defeated and wrote a couple of words about it.
“Sometimes I really feel exhausted by the world,” she wrote.
“It feels like anything I do becomes an opportunity for people to tell me why I’m s**t, why my music *****, my clothes are ugly, why I don’t matter or why I’m a horrible person.”
“I’m worn down. The last four years are just me existing in a world where I can do nothing right and it’s hard not to feel like “what’s the point” and keep motivated.”
Iggy has had a hell of a time trying to climb back to the peak she once achieved. It’s like the Internet was fascinated by a white female rapper who laid on an accept for the tracks, then decided ‘ok we’re good.‘ Now that Iggy has more control of her career in terms of how she releases music and when, I think she has a real chance at getting back on top. It’s hard to stay motivated when you have tens of thousands of Twitter trolls trashing your every move, but alas the digital age is a weird, senseless place. However, this isn’t Iggy’s first rodeo. If she wants to hit No. 1 again she’ll have to remember an essential ingredient to success is taking out the Internet garbage.