As reported here, music lovers’ fancy found no tickle when ‘Fancy’ hitmaker Iggy Azalea walked away with ‘Top Rap Song’ at this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
Igniting a petition that demanded the award be handed to her rap nemesis Nicki Minaj for her effort ‘Anaconda,’ the rally gained the support of nearly 20,000 signatures by the time Dick Clark Productions (the producers of the awards show) chimed in to justify their decision.
Read their justification and consequent retraction by the petition’s organizer below:
“…a spokesperson for Billboard Music Awards’ production company, Dick Clark Productions, has said that it doesn’t matter when the song was released — just when it was hot on the charts.”
“The March-to-March period that Billboard monitors is not based on a song’s release date, but rather its chart performance and sales data within those 12 months. Though it made its debut a month before the “reporting period” began, “Fancy” still saw the great success in that time.”