“And maybe it’s just us, but we’re really getting some song-of-summer vibes from this one. The pop princess and Aussie rapper each chime in for commanding solo verses, on which they cut ogling guys down to size, and openly wonder if men are from Mars.”
The review goes on to note that Britney and Iggy’s song has a hook that’s completely made for windows-down and speakers-up in the car. Unfortunately, the music-listening public didn’t agree as “Pretty Girls” has fallen to No. 52 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 after being available for a little more than a month.
Britney Spears at least has her Las Vegas residency to kick back on. Iggy Azalea is not so lucky; she had to cancel a gay pride appearance this week. Just Jared explains Iggy’s latest PR disaster.
“The 25-year-old Australian rapper announced that she was cancelling her Pittsburgh Pride performance after receiving some backlash from the LGBT community for her past tweets, which they considered were homophobic.”
Iggy Azalea also had to cancel her upcoming tour. According to Billboard, Azalea couldn’t replace the original openers for the tour, Nick Jonas and Tinashe. Because of that, AEG Live never put its full marketing support behind the tour. In other words, ticket sales were pretty dismal.
It’s been a short ride up and a fast fall down for Iggy Azalea over the past couple of years. One year ago, she was topping the charts and it seemed as if nothing could ever stop her. The Washington Post describes Iggy’s demise.
“And yet, an image problem that may have started as a dark spot on an otherwise promising career has now metastasized into a nasty network of tumors that could derail it entirely — some would say it already has.”
The Washington Post notes that people don’t want Iggy to fail; they want her to completely disappear. Ouch! Is Iggy Azalea really that bad or is there some sexism at play? Some of the fans Iggy has left have consistently stated that sexism from both the media and public is at play. They could have a point; the only male pop star that has been derided as much as Iggy Azalea is Justin Beiber, but he has done a lot more bad things to earn his reputation.
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