Thousands Sign Petition to Retract Iggy Azalea’s Billboard win
Iggy Azalea can’t seem to ever catch a break in the rap game.
A change.org petition was recently created by Tennessee resident Christian Ferguson last week to get the Billboard Awards committee to retract Iggy Azalea’s recent Top Rap Song win for her song “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX.
The petition claims that Iggy’s award is invalid because “Fancy” does not meet the eligibility requirements for a win.
Apparently, there is a Billboard rule already in place that would have required the Top Rap Song win to go to a song that was released between March 10th, 2014 through March 2015.
“Fancy” was released in February of last year.
Part of the petition reads, “The eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015. "Fancy" was released on February 17th, 2014, nearly a month before the eligibility starting. This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would've won. Billboard did not follow their own guidelines and should have to recalculate these nominations without "Fancy" as a nominee.”
So far, over 17,000 people have signed the petition.
Check out the petition here:
Iggy has yet to speak publicly about the petition but chances are, Billboard will not retract Iggy’s win.
What are your thoughts on the petition? Should Billboard retract Iggy Azalea’s win or is Iggy still deserving of this award?
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