By Courtney E. Smith
Iggy Azalea is never one to shy away from a battle of words. The woman with not one but two tracks vying for song of the summer has proved it time and time again on Twitter, where she’s called out artists, journalists and haters.
Back on June 2, Azalea tweeted an abstract message to the masses, reminding an unidentified “them” that despite their funny, funny jokes about artists, most of “them” have done “NOTHING” with their lives.
Azalea clarified which haters exactly she was talking to with that tweet over the weekend at an event hosted by AMP 103.3/Boston (a Radio.com station). In an interview, Azalea admitted that she often checks Twitter but manages it “sometimes quite poorly.”
“When I put out a song or a video I really love to look at what people are writing, because I like to see what my fans think and enjoy it with them and share the moment,” Azalea said. “On a regular day, to be honest, I try not to look. Sometimes it can just ruin your day, unfortunately.”
It turns out that Azalea’s tweet to the haters was specifically aimed at the younger end of the spectrum: the fan groups. From her comments, it seems the battling hashtag named fans of other artists are the ones getting under her skin.
“I think it’s funny how we can take on the character of the people we idolize,” Azalea said. “Sometimes we forget that [their] achievements aren’t actually your achievements. I find it really ironic when I see 12-year-olds tweeting me and being like, ‘You suck! We have a No. 1!’ I’m like, ‘You don’t have a No. 1. Your favorite artist does. But you’re 12, writing this from your mom’s computer.’ You should remember that.”
She followed up that smack down with a bit of advice for the stan-fans.
“It takes a lot of work to do anything, as you’ll see as you get older, kids,” she said. “For me, I always respected, even if I don’t necessarily like something, how much work it takes.”