Last year it was Pharrell's hat. This year it was Iggy's hair.
Iggy Azalea, whose single "Fancy" was nominated for Record of the Year and Best Pop/Duo Performance, arrived at the 57th Grammy Awards in a custom-made dress by Armani Prive.
Whilst the dress was pretty spectacular, it was Azalea's choice of hairstyle which got the most attention on social media, with many finding that the Australian singer's complex braids reminded them of a range of different objects and characters.
iggy azalea's hair looking like my noodles pack pic.twitter.com/xm6dENmFOE— Ry~ (@_ryandizon) February 9, 2015
Iggy looks great pic.twitter.com/pAhVfr2wQk— Aaron Edwards (@aaronmedwards) February 9, 2015
I knew iggy's hairstyle looked familiar pic.twitter.com/Ljdw0kikuM— REGINA GEORGE (@ItsReginaG) February 9, 2015
Still, regardless of social media's response to Azalea's hairstyle, the Australian singer is used to controversy and criticism and is well-versed at combating negative comments.
Azalea was criticised last year by black rapper Azealia Banks, who described her global success as “cultural smudging” and accused of ignoring black issues such as the Ferguson protests.
Grammys 2015 red carpet
Grammys 2015 red carpet
1/41 Madonna in Givenchy haute couture by Riccardo Tisci
Madonna has had her fair share of Grammy outfits, and this year's didn't disappoint. Her look, made by Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy was something of a Moulin Rouge ensemble, including a very tight leather corset, thigh high boots and a net hat.
2/41 Iggy Azalea in Armani Prive
This dress was custom made for Igg Azalea by Armani Prive which may explain the flawless fit. Whilst the dress is pretty spectacular in itself we applaud Iggy's choice of hairstyle which is a nice contrast from all the high ponytails and boho waves.
3/41 Rihanna in Giambattista Valli couture
Rihanna plucked this dress right off the catwalk from last week's haute couture shows in Paris. Everything about it from the colour to the sheer volume adds to the dramatic impact that makes it the perfect choice for Rihanna.
4/41 Kim Kardashian in Jean Paul Gaultier
Debuting a newly cropped hairdo, Kim Kardashian and her new found passion for high fashion opted for Jean Paul Gaultier. It's low cut (standard Kim) and the slightly oversized fit is actually working for her.
5/41 Nicole Kidman in Thierry Mugler
Nicole Kidman like to toe the line when it comes to her sartorial choices. This Thierry Mugler dress was no different, safe but nothing spectacular.
6/41 Beyonce in Proenza Schouler
Beyonce looks every inch the reigning Queen of pop in this black less low-neck gown. Black embroidered lace is clearly a trend for the evening, it would have been nice to see Beyonce in something a little more original.
7/41 Miley Cyrus in Alex Vauthier
Miley Cyrus was surprisingly covered up in this black design which is actually rather modest for the popstar but naturally had a few raunchy cut-outs.
8/41 Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace
Gwen Stefani proved that it is possible to look formal in something other than a floor length gown in this jumpsuit made by Atelier Versace.
9/41 Chrissy Teigan in Emilio Pucci
The American model went for an all white gown by Emilio Pucci. The dress may have a high neck and long sleeves but with cut-out details that go all the way up the dress and down the sides keep it Grammy appropriate.
10/41 Ariana Grande in Versace
The Grammy nominee opted for a very glam dress by Versace. The one-shoulder dress featured silver detailing all set off with a high pony; a great formal gown without being too grownup for the 21 year old pop star.
11/41 Taylor Swift in Elie Saab
A bright green assymmetric hemline dress for Taylor Swift. The popstar adds a playful pop of colour with bright pink shoes.
12/41 Anna Kendrick in Band of Outsiders
Anna Kendrick opted for a classic black tuxedo shoot. Whilst this is undoubtedly stylish, at the Grammy red carpets it's perhaps a little serious.
13/41 Rita Ora in Prada
A glamorous look for Rita Ora even it's so bright you can't actually look right at it. A little too disco ball perhaps.
14/41 Jessie J in Ralph & Russo
A heavily embellished gown for Jessie J. Black beaded gowns can have a tendency to look gothic especially against Jessie's dark hair but the sheer layers lift the look and give it a modern twist.
15/41 Nicki Minaj in Tom Ford
In the past Nicki Minaj has picked some unusual looks, for this year's awards she dared to bare in a plunging neckline black gown by Tom Ford.
16/41 Ciara in Alexandre Vauthier Couture
Is it a bird, is it a plane? No but it's alot of fabric. There's way too much going on here, the volume of fabric and the train overwhelm Ciara.
17/41 Jennifer Hudson in Tom Ford
Jennifer Hudson opted for a very simple white strapless dress by Tom Ford which while nice enough, won't won't win any best dressed lists.
18/41 Katharine McPhee in Pucci
The American singer was a breath of fresh air on a red carpet dominated by black and white gowns, in this salmon pink Pucci gown.
19/41 Lady Gaga in Brandon Maxwell
Lady Gaga may be in a sparkly silver gown with low neckline and a thigh high split but for Gaga this look is really rather ordinary.
20/41 Annie Lennox
Less is sometimes more as Annie Lennox proves in this floor length black shift dress. Simple and classic.
21/41 Katy Perry in Zuhair Murad
Fresh from her appearance at the Super Bowl, Katy Perry pulled all the stops out in a silver spangled dress by Zuhair Murad, right off the runway. She accessorised the look with purple hair.
22/41 Miranda Lambert in Gabriela Cadena
A lesson in how to update that trusty black dress, just add neon straps.
23/41 Gwyneth Paltrow in Saint Laurent
Amongst a sea of black and silver sequins, Gwyneth Paltrow's shiny red mini dress is refreshingly different, adding some much needed colour to the event.
24/41 Meghan Trainor in Galia Lahav
An off the shoulder black lace and khaki gown for Meghan Trainor. The two tone effect stops the whole look becoming too gothic.
25/41 Giuliana Rancic
E! news presenter Giuliana Rancic made her entrance in a sheer panel jumpsuit, which she swiftly told viewers she couldn't wear underwear with, in case you were wondering.
26/41 Kelly Osbourne in Christian Siriano
Fellow E! presenter Kelly Osbourne went for a demure look, (well if you discount the purple hair) in a monochrome floor length gown.
27/41 Paris Hilton in Charbel Zoe Couture
Yes another low-cut, glittery dress, this time on socialite Paris Hilton.
28/41 Rita Ora in DSquared2
Rita Ora made an outfit change later in the evening, but the popstar should probably have stuck to her silver Prada number; all those ruffles and multicolour print is doing nothing for her.
29/41 Kendall Jenner in Elie Saab
Kendall Jenner opted to go along with the theme of the evening in black halterneck lace gown by Elie Saab.
30/41 Khloe Kardashian in Constantina & Louise
In a look reminiscent of Beyonce's Proenza Schouler dress, Khloe vamps it up in this low-cut black lace embroidered gown with bold red lips.
31/41 Kylie Jenner
Kylie Jenner broke away from her sister's gothic looks with a white beaded gown with a couple of cut-outs on her midriff. It's a conventional look for the sibling that is has built a reputation as the more adventurous of the clan.
32/41 Miranda Kerr
The model attended post-Grammy parties in a 60s inspired metallic mini dress.
33/41 Jessie J
Whilst Jessie J's ceremony gown was rather dazzling, we can't help feel that this monochrome crop-top and pencil skirt number feels a little bit more like her.
34/41 Lady Gaga
Gone is the bizarre costumes of previous awards ceremonies, instead Lady Gaga is channelling a vintage screen siren in this black beaded look complete with feather boa.
35/41 Rihanna in Maison Margiela
From the pretty in pink fairytale princess gown Rihanna arrived in to this androgynous suit. Rihanna couldn't have possibly picked two more completely different but equally brilliant looks.
36/41 Madonna in Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci
If her first outfit was anything to go by, the second performance look was set to be a winner. Red and black matador inspired bodysuit complete with cape.
37/41 Jessie J
Jessie J didn't stray far from her initial outfit choice selecting another black sheer embroidered gown to perform with Tom Jones in.
38/41 Gwen Stefani in Atelier Versace
Gwen Stefani's choice of a jumpsuit instead of gown for the arrivals sealed her place on best dressed lists, this second dress also by Atelier Versace is an equally great look.
39/41 Ariana Grande
A little more daring than her first icy white attempt. As with many other designs seen at the awards, this purple performance gown had strategic cut-outs.
From one extreme to the other, Beyonce went from a gothic black red carpet arrival look to angelic white beaded dress complete with tulle cape.
41/41 Katy Perry in Valentino
This isn't the first time we've seen this look Valentino caped look - Solange Knowles wore it to get married - equally as amazing second time around.
Online activists Anonymous threatened Azalea in the wake of Banks’ comments, vowing to leak photo stills from an alleged sex tape if she did not apologise for “misappropriating black culture, insulting peaceful protesters and making light of Eric Garner’s death”.
Azalea addressed the issue of rapping as a “white girl”, insisting that she “never thought it was strange”.
“If you go back to the Rolling Stones and Elvis Presley and Eminem, they’ve all basically done black music,” she told Vanity Fair. “I felt this wasn’t that far from what we’ve seen in music history over and over again.”
Azalea was in the running for Best New Artist, but lost out to Brit Sam Smith.Reuse content