After tip-toeing one week closer to doing so, it’s pretty safe to say Iggy Azalea doesn’t exactly fancy fellow rapstress Lizzo‘s chances of unseating her 2014 Charli XCX-assisted hit from history books.
On Monday (September 30), Billboard announced Liz (born Melissa Jefferson) had earned a fifth consecutive week at #1 on the Hot 100 with her breakout hit, ‘Truth Hurts.’ Extending its record as the longest running unassisted chart-topper by a female rapper (click here to read more), the song is now only three weeks shy of breaking the all-time record among femcees for longest running #1 overall.
Taking to Twitter to celebrate the news, Lizzo posted:
Azalea didn’t exactly appreciate Jefferson’s intentional failure to mention her. Feeling slighted, the Grammy nominee clapped back with:
Hopping to the defense of Lizzo, some fan weigh-ins even earned a clap back from Iggy Iggz as well (photo courtesy of TSR):
As noted in Azalea’s Twitter handle, by that point she’d changed her name to encourage fans to stream ‘Senorita’ – the Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello collaboration. The duet currently sits at #2 on the Hot 100 after ‘Truth Hurts’ unseated it weeks ago. If it returns to #1 it will block Lizzo from breaking Iggy’s current record of longest-running chart-topper among female rappers (7 consecutive weeks).