Iggy Azalea Wins Big at American Music Awards, Shades Eminem

Earlier today at the American Music Awards, Amethyst Amelia ‘Iggy Azalea’ Kelly, formerly of Mullumbimby and currently of no fixed accent, took out the very first trophy, for Favourite Rap/Hip-Hop Album.
“This award is the first award I’ve won in my entire life,” she said as she accepted it. Perusing the list of awards and nominations received by Iggy Azalea, which is so extensive as to warrant it’s own Wikipedia page, we’re not quite sure if that’s true. 
Amongst many others, the ‘Fancy’ rapper has won two MTV Awards, a BET Hip Hop Award, three Teen Choice Awards, and something called the Hottie Of The Summer award from BBC Radio 1Xtra, but sure, fine, maybe she just forgot in the heat of the moment. 
“It means to much to me that it is the best hip-hop, because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times,” she continued.
Then came the bit that will be quoted and dissected on social media and blogs for days if not weeks to come: “It means that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake, and come out with this, it’s amazing.”
Yeah, sure, on the one hand, that’s just Iggy acknowledging the two competitors in her category, one of whom is her forebear and still one of the giants of hip hop. 
On the other, Eminem recently tossed off a few casual lines about raping Iggy Azalea, and while she responded pretty eloquently at the time, it must’ve felt good to throw another jab his way.
She also beat out Drake and Eminem for Favourite Rap/Hip Hop Artist, and at the time of writing, is still in contention for the Artist Of The Year trophy. 
In other Iggy-related AMAs #drama, there were reports network executives were nervous at the prospect that she and J-Lo might touch each-other’s front bottoms or back bottoms or whatever parts ladies have during their performance of ‘Booty’, and scar viewers for life.
Iggy herself, however, poured cold water on that notion.

5 Seconds Of Summer are also repping hard for Australia at the AMAs, and Twitter is not coping very well with the fact that one of the dudes from it flashed a nip.
It’s an amazing time to be alive.
UPDATE: Iggy was beaten to Artist Of The Year by One Direction and Favourite Pop/Rock Female Artist by Katy Perry. And just like that, the AMAs were over, almost as if they never happened.
via Fairfax
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