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Iggy Azalea refutes claims of feud with Lorde following criticism of her performance

Published 10/06/2014 | 07:28

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Iggy Azalea performing on stage at teh 2014 Billboard Music Awards
Iggy Azalea performing on stage at teh 2014 Billboard Music Awards
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Iggy Azalea
Actress Emmy Rossum and Iggy Azalea onstage at the #DKNY25 Birthday Bash on September 9, 2013 in New York City.
Actress Emmy Rossum and Iggy Azalea onstage at the #DKNY25 Birthday Bash on September 9, 2013 in New York City.

Iggy Azalea says she considers Lorde her “very talented friend” despite the fact she criticized her performance.

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The 24-year-old Australian rapper told Billboard magazine in a recent interview she thought Lorde’s performance of Nirvana’s music in April was “inappropriate”.

Soon after her statement went public rumours began circulating the women were engaged in a feud, but Iggy took to Twitter Monday to refute these claims.

“I consider lorde my very talented friend. I find it ironic 2 girls tell the media theyre full of shit & weeks later supposedly I dislike her (sic),” Iggy wrote to her nearly 1.5 million followers.

The hip hop artist went on to explain she didn’t intend to insult Lorde at all with her comments.

Instead Iggy insists she was simply sharing her point of view.

“My opinion on the makings of a touching musical tribute wasn't meant as some back door way to take a dig at her or the performance she gave,” she detailed.

“sorry if it came across that way, it's not what I intended & I feel genuinely bad about it because I still think lorde is an awesome chick. And I just don't want to world thinking I don't support the girls, because I do! Anyway I'm off to paint my kitchen! Lots of love,” she said, signing off with a peace sign emoji.

Lorde collaborated with the surviving members of Nirvana for a performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, which took place on April 10.

Iggy made it clear to Billboard Kurt Cobain is too much of an icon to mimic.

"Nothing against her, but I think when you're doing a tribute to someone that's dead, generally it should be the person's peer," the rapper told the magazine. "Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don't think it's appropriate."

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