Grammys 2015: Iggy Azalea's hair steals the show

The Aussie singer's braids were compared to both bread and noodles

Kiran Moodley
Monday 09 February 2015 02:52
Iggy Azalea at the 57th Grammy Awards.
Iggy Azalea at the 57th Grammy Awards.

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.

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.

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.

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