Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea won the American Music Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album over more deserving rappers Drake and Eminem during the live telecast last night. Iggy also won Favorite artist Rap/Hip-Hop. It was one of those moments in music history that galvanized the hip hop community against one artist.
Iggy’s win sparked a furious flurry of Tweets on Twitter.com as Twitter users expressed their shock and dismay. The response was so brutal that Iggy’s mentor, rap tycoon T.I., who presented Iggy with her trophy, tweeted “TURN IT!” — urging his followers to turn the channel rather than complain.
“Like it or not, women can rap,” Tip said. “And like it or not, regardless of size, color or nationality, women can run hip-hop.”
To make matters worse, Iggy went on to lip-sync her performance of her hit song “Fancy”.
But not everyone was upset over the AMA’s decision. Numerous celebrities and fans congratulated Azalea on her wins.