2016 Year In Review: The Many L’s of Iggy Azalea

Published: Friday 16th Dec 2016 by Rashad

Scribbled in history books for some good and not-so-good reasons, 2016 brought with it some of modern music’s most memorable moments.

As the year draws to a close, TGJ is reflecting on 31 moments that rocked – and to some degree shaped – the Urban and Pop musical landscape as we know it.

Now, after reflecting on the many L’s of her nemesis, Azealia Banks, we’ll revisit the L’s 2016 dished out to Grammy-nominated rapstress Iggy Azalea:

2014 and 2015 dealt rapper Iggy Azalea some crushing blows (see:  plans for stadium tour falls flat, unrelenting attacks from some of rap’s most respect names, monthly  Twitter beefs, and more).  Sadly, 2016 was no less forgiving.

See what we mean below:

First quarter:

Iggy Slams Own Record Label

Iggy Vs. Macklemore

Iggy reignites beef with Azealia Banks

Iggy Accused of Plagiarism

Fiance Nick Young Admits To Cheating

Second quarter:

Iggy Encounters Unpaid Taxes Drama

Iggy Slammed For Saying the Term “Becky” Is Racist

Iggy’s comeback tune, ‘Team,’ tanks

Third quarter:

Iggy confirms split with fiance Nick Young

Iggy confronted by fan in airport video

Iggy slammed by new tax drama

Iggy pushes new album back to 2017 due to lack of buzz

Fourth quarter:

Iggy Azalea slammed with petition after allegations of animal cruelty

Your thoughts?

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  1. 4rverbrandystan December 16, 2016

    Just keep fighting ring and get back up. When you get this much s*** thrown at you it’s only building character. I’m nkt a fan but keep the fight going don’t quit.

    • Fancy BISH December 16, 2016

      THANK YOU! Iggy is THE FIRST white female rapper to EVER have a Platinum album, EVER to have a #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, EVER to have a #1 on the WORLD CHART, and has the most charting songs on the Billboard Hot 100 for a white female rapper ever! I don’t care what anyone says, that’s an accomplishment! She’s THE FIRST…can’t take that away from her! Special mention to Rapture by Blondie for paving the way! I stan for my girl and I will never apologize for it.

      • Double Dutchess December 16, 2016

        “The first white…” ? The “first” rule only applies to people who had to defy the odds to achieve something. Nice try though.

      • :/ December 17, 2016

        LMAO @ DoubleDucess I was coming here to say the same thing! lmao First? Like the world isn’t ready to drop everything for a white blonde woman.

  2. ShadeHa December 16, 2016

    funny how most of these people taking “Ls” are still doing much better than the person creating these “articles. a mess a kii a cackle!

    • FAF December 16, 2016

      Not with u on his site tho

      Y’all don’t get it
      He gets paid for advertising

      U visiting is helping his pockets
      He’s not paid to sing dance nor rap he’s paid to publish content

  3. Jjfan1814 December 16, 2016

    So who else is this site gonna point out their failures?

    • gina December 16, 2016

      right, like wheres the post about minute maid’s failure on hbo or all of its singles’ failures on the charts.

  4. Jak December 16, 2016

    wonderin if yall be doing a The Many L’s of Nicki Minaj up next, cuz I can def think of more than a few.. do it, complete the trinity!

  5. Fancy BISH December 16, 2016

    Team’s underperformance is the only L she took this year…Iggy is SNATCHED, she’s dating and her album drops next year…I just hope she doesn’t collaborate with Fergie lol…other than that, I’m ready for the follow-up to her PLATINUM debut album!

  6. BeyOnic December 16, 2016

    ??????? Still Iggy Szn?

  7. Queen Fergie Ferg December 16, 2016

    Let’s not forget when she admitted to being racist and homophobic after denying those tweets were real for years. Home girl went on power 106 and said they were fake only to admit they were hers when she was snatched from that pride concert. Back to the hotel room you go sis. #ManInASuit #CandidCamera #Escort

    • Fancy BISH December 16, 2016

      Fergie ain’t the queen of nothing lol

      • Double Dutchess December 16, 2016

        11k. ?

    • Jak December 16, 2016

      when exactly did she admit to that? lmao remember when your fave pretended to be latina or some ish to get a pass for being in a hip hop group? lol

      • Double Dutchess December 16, 2016

        Better go back down memory lane boo boo. She admitted to saying those things and apologised. Then Nick Jonas took her spot. Po’thang.

  8. HisToRih December 16, 2016

    Cackling downe! Nick cut their fake relationship quicker than she could say g’day Mate.

    • Jak December 16, 2016

      Iggy was the one doing the cutting tho? lmao

  9. Mrs. Jermaine Cole December 16, 2016

    Even if she gets a hit single she’ll still flop with the album and ticket sales. So many say they stan for her but don’t buy anything she sells (her bogus backstory included). Her best bet is to put out an entire album without a lead single. If she only sold 50k with Fancy what was she going to do with Team.

    • Fancy TeamPlaya December 16, 2016

      J Cole is Drakes understudy though.

    • Fancy TeamPlaya December 16, 2016

      And he’s never had a number one song Which had Fancys impact.

    • Jak December 16, 2016

      Team actually had a decent start and was her highest debut, the video was just a bit underwhelming for Iggy standards and didnt add the hype she needed but despite that the problem was that it stalled on radio, then the bigger stations didnt support it so it just fizzled out..

  10. Fancy TeamPlaya December 16, 2016

    You black people are jealous because she did well in your field. Foh with That jealousy

    • Petty Longstocking December 16, 2016

      Don’t do it biatch. Zeaunt do it.

    • Carter Fierce December 16, 2016

      Jealous of what? A tour with empty seats? Her days as an escort? Those videos of her rapping like a possessed banshee? Exactly what do we, the originators of the genre she tried to slay in, have to be envious of?

      • FAF December 16, 2016

        B**** even vanilla ice had a hit

    • Madame Pum Pum (I got the Needle eye) December 16, 2016

      Define “well.” Last I checked she couldn’t release her new album because the song flopped harder than a fish out of Evian water. Nicki sells everything she puts out and actually underperforms because she doesn’t chase hits. Just remember that her lowest selling album sold five times more than Iggy’s did first week. I know it must be hard to watch her career go down the drain but please don’t tell lies.

    • Jak December 16, 2016

      I’m an Iggy fan and idk what you gain from comments like this, then again this is my first time clicking on this devil spawned site so idk how yall operate around here

  11. Mark111 /.\ December 16, 2016

    She did take a giant L this year, even after taking a year off and planned to release in 2016. I’m talking music, I don’t care about her personal issue. Don’t forget Wacklemore flopped this year as well. 🙂

    • Jak December 16, 2016

      Giant L is a big of a giant overreaction. She released like one single, that had a decent start but failed to keep up the momentum… not like she released a bunch of “lead” singles that all failed to chart anywhere. Team actually had set her up a nice lil buzz for a follow up single. but she basically stopped the album campaign altogether after she broke up w her fiance/took the Summer for herself/recorded more material/went to australia for the x factor or whatever.

      • Jak December 16, 2016

        a bit of*

      • Mark111 /.\ December 16, 2016

        Excuses, she had an album title, first single and everything. You don’t spend money on muisc videos for a buzz. It was a loss, deal with it. To make you feel a lil better, a lot of White pop girls flopped this year.

      • Mileys World December 16, 2016

        So they spent all that money on a video for a buzz single? Poor confused thing you are!

  12. joselinefan_xo December 16, 2016

    So why y’all just focusing on Ls with FEMALE RAPPERS, huh? I swear Nicki PAYS Y’ALL to make her look good. The propaganda is real in these messy streets but ain’t nothing fooling me. Nicki the same bish who has a r***** for a brother and an arsonist for a daddy, no Nicki show in production due to Jelani Maraj (Hahaha), no grammy nominations after releasing 71238923689 singles this year, and still no #1 single on Billboard. The h** even made a mockery of a woman with mental illness on her IG and there was no coverage bout it here. How’s that for Ls? Clowns.

    • Double Dutchess December 16, 2016

      Did Nicki do those things or did her brother?

      • king z December 16, 2016

        Thank you!! @dutchess

        nicki took no L’s this year…the people around her did (meek, drake, her brother, dad).

        no grammy nods..but no album out. hmmm..lol.

    • Danzou December 16, 2016

      Nicki has nothing to do with OTHER people’s decisions. So I don’t get your point honestly. Nicks had two sold out world tours one of which made thirteen million in less than a year. Not to mention she was number six on Forbes, the only female I might add, and made 20.6 million dollars with no album out and without an active tour. So the only L I see is the one your h** ass mother took the day she pushed you out.

      • joselinefan_xo December 17, 2016

        bish don’t u EVER come for my mama who graduated from a REAL university an became nurse. she inspires me everyday!. u stay throwing shade from ur community college dorm u confused nutcake. i know that d**** up ya b*** got u feelin all type of ways. but i aint the one!!

    • Jak December 16, 2016

      Everyone has Ls and Ws, it depends on how you look at it and present the “facts” to the public. Yes the press is extremely biased, idk if this site is being “paid” and I haven’t rly been here before but a quick lil search does show some bias tendencies towards favoring Nicki.

    • Kwinzy December 16, 2016

      Josie is right!

      It takes a certain level of maturity to remove one’s head from out Nicki’s fake ass and realize the squeaky clean propaganda on this site. I recall posts about Team falling off Billboard top 40 after a week, Nicki cheating on her (mad posts about that), the whole Elephant PETA situation. Not once were there reports about Nicki’s brother’s molestation accusations, her flop ass No Broken Hearts single or even when she came at that mentally ill woman on IG which even other blogs and Wendell Williams cussed her out for. This site is mad paid by Oinka.

      • Kwinzy December 16, 2016

        *Nick cheating on Iggy, but nothing about Nicki and Meek breaking up

      • Kwinzy December 16, 2016

        Wow one thing, FOH. This site is still biased af. They wanna capture Azealia’s highs and very lows and not do the same with Nicki…CONSISTENTLY. That’s your new word for the day. Learn it.

      • joselinefan_xo December 17, 2016

        loool! he had to dig REAL DEEP in that fake b*** all the way to back DECEMBER 2015 to prove a point. 1 whole year and no nicki dirt up in the blog? dem receipts are expired ma’am. this blog bashes iggy and a.b. constantly while nicki gets a free pass.

  13. Tru.London December 17, 2016

    As the truth teller insider, i cannot stand white privielege iggy,but shes already down dont knock her its mean

  14. True Lambily December 17, 2016

    I will support Iggy no matter what she still hott she just has to have the right SONG ‘Team” was and is the s*** I don’t understand why it did not do better she will get it together though she has audience!!

  15. True Lambily December 17, 2016

    Remy is the only female artist who won this year I mean she had the streets locked with “All The Way Up”

  16. truthteller December 17, 2016

    You forgot to include her panned judging stint on X-Factor Australia. She was so bad that even her fellow judges criticised her in the press while the show was still on air.

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