Iggy Azalea’s career started off really strong. She had huge underground momentum, then blew up in 2014 with her hits “Fancy”, “Work”, “Bounce”, and “Black Widow”. I mean, “Fancy” was voted Song of the Summer 2014; it was huge and the video was amazing.
However, the fame seemed to take it’s toll on Iggy. She started trash talking a lot of people, became difficult to work with, called off her tour, completely re-did her face and body a la Kylie Jenner 2.0, and ended her engagement to Nick Young after her knocked up his ex. Yes, things weren’t looking good for Iggy Azalea…until now.
Iggy just dropped the video for her new song “Mo Bounce”, and even though she might be kind of an awful person, this song is kind of a banger.
Now, while I will 100% be adding this song to my gym playlist, so good for you, Iggy Azalea, I’d like to take a minute to comment on the video.
There are a lot of great dancers and amazing booties in this video and lots of sassy ladies bringing attitude; however, Iggy Azalea falls under none of those categories. Iggy sort of flounces around the video like she dropped two Ativan in her glass of wine before she showed up to set. And I mean, I get it, we’ve all dropped an Ativan in our wine to relax, but Iggy used to bring some serious attitude to her videos. That was, you know, part of her appeal. Now she looks like someone got a time machine to 2011*, snatched me up, put me in the same prosthetic they put on the Wayans brothers for “White Chicks”, slapped a blonde wig on me, and said “Ok, we know you’re a bit drunk, we know you’ve taken some Ativan, we know you can’t dance and this fake butt doesn’t fit properly, AND we know you don’t know the words to this song, but just go out there and try your best, ok?” Like that is LEGIT how this video looks.
Again, I like the song and video, just not really Iggy in it. But still thumbs up on the songs groovability!
Going back to my Kylie Jenner comparison from earlier, I literally can’t get over the fact that whenever I look at recent pictures of Iggy and Kylie it’s just like looking at pictures of them that they edited like a little too much on one those like Perfect365 photo apps. Like they took selfies, then decided to take their chins in a little, make their lips and eyes a bit bigger, make the noses a bit smaller, make the boobs and hips a bit bigger, ok, slim down the jaw even more, oh no wait, maybe I took that in too much, it looks weird, I should start over with this pic….EXCEPT IT’S NOT A PIC! THAT’S YOUR FACE NOW!
*I say 2011 as that was my peak of irresponsibility with wine and sedatives. I’m far more practical now, I assure you!