Iggy Azalea has a bone to pick with Lorde right now, and it’s not over who has the weirdest made-up pop star name. Â No, it has to do with Lorde performing with the surviving members of Nirvana at a Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Â While I thought it was kind of awesome that a young, female performer would be asked to do something like that – though Lorde is awesome, after all – Miss I-G-G-Y (ugh, sorry) does not agree.
“Nothing against her, but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer. Â Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.”
Ooh girl, why so shady? Â I mean, she can’t be jealous really, since she’s not quite ‘Kurt Cobain’s peer’ either, so what gives? Â What’s especially interesting about this is that not so long ago, Lorde went on a rant in defense of Iggy in lieu ofÂ ComplexÂ magazine’s unfavorable review of her album. Â They had a nice, heartwarming Twitter moment that even included the hashtag #GoGirl, so naturally assumed they had become best friends forever. Â I even pictured them uniting together as musical ambassadors from Australia and New Zealand, forging the rough American pop culture terrain together. Sigh.
Joan Jett also performed at the tribute, and I don’t see any shade being thrown her way. Â (I wouldn’t exactly consider her a member of the Kurt Cobain Peer Club either, but that’s just me.) As of now, Lorde hasn’t acknowledged or responded to Iggy Azalea’s comments, but stay tuned. Â As we all know, she usually can’t resist chiming in on matters like this – and we love her for it.