Iggy Azalea falls off stage during pre-VMA performance of ‘Fancy’

Rapper seemingly uninjured and went on to finish her set

Iggy Azalea was sent tumbling off stage during her set at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert.

Billboard reports that the rapper was performing hit song ‘Fancy’ alongside Charli XCX when she took the fall. Azelea later uploaded a video of the incident to her Instagram account.



“Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed,” posted the Australian. Vulture later uncovered a Vine of the fall filmed from a closer perspective.


Security guards quickly helped Azalea back on stage and she went on to finish her set. The performance was a part of a VMA benefit gig in support of Lifebeat – Music Fights HIV/AIDS, a non-profit organisation focused on educating America’s youth about HIV/AIDS prevention.

The fall follows an incident that occurred on Friday (August 22) when a backing dancer for Nicki Minaj was bitten by a snake during a VMA performance rehearsal of her new single ‘Anaconda’. The dancer was treated for the wound on site before being taken to hospital. A replacement snake will now be used during Minaj’s set.

The VMAs take place tonight (August 24) at the Inglewood Forum in California. Performers include Usher, Maroon 5 and 5 Seconds Of Summer.