Last night, it appears VMA rehearsal got a little dicey. And not just because Robin Thicke was lurking around in a Beetlejuice suit, hoping someone would ask him to play. Nope, Iggy Azalea was rehearsing for her performance of “Fancy” when she apparently got so upset over her use of the word “retarded” she fell off the stage! I kid, I kid. She wasn’t upset about the “r-word” at all. But she did fall off the stage. Don’t worry, she’s fine. She even poked fun at herself on Instagram, posting the video of her nosedive with the caption “Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed. #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn.”
Guess she thought four hashtags would be overkill, because she forgot to add “#IJustPulledAnAshleeSimpson.” And before you all jump down my throat, yes of course I know what a backing track is. I’m also not saying she doesn’t “rap live” or that she’s in any way like Britney ‘Half-Hearted Attempt’ Spears. I’m just saying it’s kind of funny that she bit it pretty hard during that fall, yet the faintest traces of “they speak it, depart it” can still be heard among the horrified screams of the crowd. I find it amusing. Nothing more, nothing less. Hey, at least her boa constrictor didn’t bite an innocent backup dancer (I’m just throwing some shade back at Nicki Minaj on Iggy’s behalf because I’m that important.)
Somewhere out there, Ashlee Simpson is probably indignantly trolling old Reddit threads under the name PiecesOfMe4Eva. #NeverForget.