The shade that is often thrown at Australian rapper Iggy Azalea just got a little more ‘fancy’. Remember when Iggy Azeala won a Billboard Music Award for Top Rap Song last week—beating out stars like Nicki Minaj, Big Sean, and Bobby Shmurda? Well, ten days following an actual, whole petition was created to take back her trophy.
The petition was made through Change.org and currently has over 19,000 signatures. The document reads:
“Billboard did not follow their own guidelines and should have to recalculate these nominations without ’Fancy’ as a nominee.”
Apparently, Iggy’s song “Fancy” was released before the eligibility period for this year’s show. According to Billboard’s website, only songs between March 10, 2014 through March 8, 2014 could be nominated, and angry music fans noted Iggy’s hit was released in February 2014. They’re saying Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” is the rightful winner.
However, a spokesperson from Billboard’s production company, Dick Clark Productions, recently responded to the growing debate firing that it doesn’t matter when the song was released—just when it made its way to the charts.
The Billboard statement read:
Billboard Music Awards are based on key fan interactions with music, including album and digital singles sales, radio airplay, streaming, touring and social interactions on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Spotify and other popular online destinations for music. These measurements are tracked year-round by Billboard and its data partners, including Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. “Fancy” went to No. 1 on the Hot 100 in June.
Through out this all, one thing everyone can agree on is Iggy Azalea can never catch a break.