Compton rapper claims to have written Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’ lyrics

"We had something to do with it, a lot of vibe, a lot of push," says Skeme

A rapper from Compton is claiming to be the ghostwriter of Iggy Azalea‘s verses in her smash-hit ‘Fancy’.

The single, which also features Charli XCX, was released in February 2014, peaking at Number One in the US and Number Five in the UK. It was nominated for a 2015 Grammy Award for ‘Best Record’. Now, rapper Skeme has told Sirius XM’s ‘Sway In The Morning’ that he “had something to do” with Azalea’s track.

Skeme had been described on the show as “Grammy-nominated” and “Billboard certificated”, with the hosts pushing the rapper to explain these claims. Skeme responded: “That’s what the [ghostwriting is] about. I’ve got a certificate and a nice ass suit and like four or five plaques.”


After being pushed to confirm if he wrote Azalea’s verses on ‘Fancy’, Skeme added: “We had something to do with it, a lot of vibe, a lot of push. We put trust funds up for that song.”

Earlier this week, Iggy Azalea revealed that she’s had breast implants. She told Vogue: “I did change something [about my body], four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life,” adding that she first intended to keep the surgery a secret but “I decided I wasn’t into secret-keeping”.

Iggy Azalea recently revealed that her second album will feature a collaboration with Britney Spears. The rapper confirmed that the track ‘Pretty Girls’ is likely to be the first single from her new record which is due out later this year.

Azalea told Billboard: “I don’t know if I needed re-inspiring but it’s [working with Britney] just made me extra excited to want to put out new music. I love Britney. She’s super sweet and I just want to hang out with her all the time. I saw her at Toys ‘R’ Us randomly; she lives right down the street from me. Since I’ve met her now we keep bumping into each other in the street.”

Meanwhile, fans have been left baffled by a clip of her trying to rap the lyrics to her 2012 track ‘D.R.U.G.S.’.


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