June 7, 2014 10:08
Iggy Azalea on Lorde's Nirvana tribute: 'I don't think it's appropriate'
The New Zealand-born singer performed at the band's Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame induction in April
Lorde, St Vincent, Joan Jett and Kim Gordon, formerly of Sonic Youth, joined the remaining members of Nirvana – Novoselic, drummer Dave Grohl and guitarist Pat Smear – for a special performance to mark the band's induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame on April 10. The New Zealand-born singer performed a stripped-down cover of the band's track, 'All Apologies.'
"Nothing against her," Azalea told Billboard, "but I think when you’re doing a tribute to someone that’s dead, generally it should be the person’s peer. Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate."
Recently, Iggy Azalea matched The Beatles US chart record, scoring both the Number One and Number Two spots in the Billboard Hot 100, with her first two entries on the chart.
'Fancy', featuring British pop singer Charli XCX, is currently at Number One in the Stateside chart, whilst Ariana Grande's single 'Problem', which features a guest appearance from Iggy Azalea, is at Number Two. The last act to achieve this feat was The Beatles in February 1964, with 'I Want to Hold Your Hand' at Number One and 'She Loves You' at Number Two.
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