8 Ways Iggy Azalea Ruined Her Career
“This is the way the world ends: Not with a bang but a whimper.” Many thanks to T.S. Eliot for stating it so perfectly. And if only Iggy Azalea could flow like that master, she wouldn’t have to worry about popularity in order to keep making music. This girl did a number on herself in 2015, but if you look back, she was destined to be consumed by her own aimless ambition from day one. Here’s an education for young, aspiring artists — please pay close attention. Eight ways Iggy Azalea ruined her own career.
8. Using Feuds For Fame
Iggy Azalea set herself up for failure by building a foundation on a feud. After Iggy came to the United States from Australia, she settled in Miami, looking to make a name for herself in the music industry. She was able to play some small-to-large clubs in the American South and had enough in her pockets at the time to leave some resonant sounds in audience ears. But then she took to Twitter, and started beefing with well-known names in the industry, most notably, Nicki Minaj. This such hubris suggests one thing: idiocy. To a certain extent, there’s no such thing as bad publicity, there is only publicity; however, it’s all in moderation. When you’re driving the press with negativity, you can only use it as shtick for so long before it will eventually consume you. People will get tired of your act quickly… unless you’re on a reality show.
7. Too Much, Too Soon
After Iggy Azalea started making a name for herself, and signed with Grand Hustle — as well as a few other monster labels — she was thrust into the spotlight. She quickly became a caricature of contemporary rap and hip-hop, complete with the butt implants, a sexed-up look and the vapid look in her eyes. She was the new kid creating buzz and mystique, but everyone wanted to keep her at an arm’s distance. Every time she opened her mouth, she made unsavory statements about another artist attempting to traverse the same career mountain. You don’t climb Everest and push other mountaineers off the side of a cliff. She was idolized, catered to and thoroughly inflated by her camp, the media and her fan base… and it was more than a 22-23 year old could realistically handle. She lost it due to herself.