Iggy Azalea Is Back and Looking For a Savior

Image by Thom Kerr
Image by Thom Kerr

Once a Grammy nominated artist, Iggy Azalea has been struggling for the past few years. But now she’s back, for a brief moment, with a new song featuring Migos’ member Quavo.

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As my colleague Clover Hope wrote in her excellent investigation into Azalea’s career, most of her mentors urged Azalea to become a pop artist rather than a rapper. But “in her mind, doing pop music was a sellout,” one producer Mr. Lee said. But judging by her new song “Savior,” it seems like Azalea is loosening up a bit. She certainly doesn’t rap on the song and, surprisingly, neither does Quavo, who for some reason gets the entire chorus. It’s pop!

The song will premiere on TV in a Monster Products (that’s not the energy drink by the way, but a headphones and speaker company) commercial during the Super Bowl, which Azalea will also star in. So I guess selling out (and some failed attempts at hits) is literally what it takes for Azalea to make straight up pop music.

Pop Culture Reporter, Jezebel

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“But now she’s back, for a brief moment, with a new song featuring Migos’ member Quavo”
Lol because of course. Real recognize real, trash recognize trash

ETA: “But “in her mind, doing pop music was a sellout,”

Ummm

“So I guess selling out (and some failed attempts at hits) is literally what it takes for Azalea to make straight up pop music”

More like not yet realizing the profitability of casual racism, verbal blackface and stealing from black culture is what it takes for Azalea to make straight up pop music.