Iggy Azalea is back and today the Grammy nominated rapper shared the dates and locations for her headlining The Bad Girls Tour. With special guest CupcakKe, the new tour is Iggy’s first in four years and will support her new Survive the Summer EP.
The 21-city tour will kick off on October 27th in Hollywood, Florida and will make stops in Chicago, New York, Toronto, Los Angeles and more, until things wrap up on December 4th in Houston. Tickets will go on sale for the general public on Friday, September 14th at 10am via LiveNation.com.
Check out the tour dates for Iggy Azalea’s “The Bad Girls Tour” below.
Just a couple months ago we had a great time at B96‘s Jingle Bash, which featured a great lineup of artists: Jason Derulo, Demi Lovato, Hailee Steinfeld, Shawn Mendes, and 5 Seconds of Summer, just to name a few! And now today, B96 has announced its official lineup for its next huge event bash, the B96 Summer Bash. Performing the Summer Bash this year, on June 26th at the Allstate Arena, will be some huge names in pop music including Meghan Trainor, Mike Posner, Ariana Grande, Calvin Harris, Iggy Azalea, Charlie Puth and Daya!
Currently on his Forest Hills Drive Tour, in promotion of his latest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J. Cole has changed the lyrics to one of the album’s stand out tracks, ‘Fire Squad’. In the track, speaking on the white takeover of hip-hop, Cole originally raps:
“Same thing that my n*gga Elvis did with Rock n Roll, Justin Timberlake, Eminem, and Macklemore. While silly n*ggas argue over who gon’ snatch the crown. Look around, my n*gga, white people have snatched the sound. This year I’ll prolly go to the awards dappered down, watch Iggy (Azalea) win a Grammy as I try to crack a smile.”
Updating the lyrics for his live performance, Cole now spits “This year I’ll prolly go to the awards dappered down, watch Iggy lose a Grammy as n*gga cracks a smile.” A small change and not much more of a shot at Iggy than the lyric already was, but Cole has to keep his raps current, right? And don’t forget Eminem (who Cole also accuses of stealing black peoples’ sound) still did win the Grammy this year (better than Iggy though). Watch a video of Cole’s ‘Fire Squad’ performance below, and see the crowd get hyped over the lyric switch. Also be sure to catch J. Cole on tour all this spring and summer.
There was a lot of uncertainty as to who would take home the award for the “Best Rap Album” at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards today, especially since the disappointment in the rap community when white rapper Macklemore beat out Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West’s critically acclaimed albums. Would it be the talented veteran Eminem (who has won a number of Grammys in the past)? Would it be Iggy Azalea (who like Macklemore, is white and considered more pop than rap by many)? Or would it be one of the Grammy’s newcomers, like Childish Gambino’s Because the Internet or SchoolBoy Q’s Oxymoron. Well now we know, as this year Eminem’s album Marshall Mathers LP 2 took home the Grammy.
In a recent interview with Billboard, rapper Kendrick Lamar gave a number of comments on policy brutality and race. Specifically, Kendrick explained “I wish somebody would look in our neighborhood knowing that it’s already a situation, mentally, where it’s f—ked up. What happened to (Michael Brown) should’ve never happened. Never. But when we don’t have respect for ourselves, how do we expect them to respect us? It starts from within. Don’t start with just a rally, don’t start from looting, it starts from within.” While many may agree with King Kendrick, rapper Azealia Banks did not, engaging in a number of tweets which sound off against Kendrick’s comments and calls his remarks “the dumbest sh*t I’ve ever heard a black man say.” Check out Kendrick’s full interview here, where he also pays respect to Iggy Azalea (who had a recent feud with Banks), and check out Azealia Banks’ full comments on her Twitter below.
After Eminem’s rape comments towards Iggy Azalea in his new track ‘Vegas’ (suggesting that he wants to rape her), Iggy has responded via her Twitter. This already marks the second time in the past month that Iggy has had to defend herself against a legendary rapper who sent unwarranted insults her way.
It looks like poor Iggy Azalea can’t catch a break when it comes to being randomly insulted by legendary male rappers. First Snoop Dogg, now Eminem. One can’t be too surprised however, since Eminem and Snoop have been working together for years and since Eminem recently threatened to punch Lana Del Rey in a his new cypher.
Well played Iggy. After being called a c*nt and being compared to the Wayans Brother’s characters from the movie ‘White Chicks’ by legendary rapper Snoop Dogg, Iggy decided to keep her Halloween costume topical as she dressed up like one of the characters to make light of the situation.
While on the surface, a beef between Snoop Dogg and Iggy Azalea seems pretty humorous, as you have an old school rapper (whose years are well behind him) and a white female rapper from Australia airing out their hate for another, Snoop Dogg took things to a new level.