Iggy Azalea Rapping Nonsense

Iggy Azalea Rapping Nonsense

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Updated Mar 22, 2017 at 10:10PM EDT by Don.

Added Mar 30, 2015 at 01:44PM EDT by Ari Spool.

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Iggy Azalea Rapping Nonsense, also known by the hashtag #StopIggy2015, refers to a Vine clip of the Australian rapper improvising an a capella rendition of her 2011 self-released hip hop single "D.R.U.G.S" during her performance at a concert in 2013. Following the late emergence of the video clip in March 2015, it spurred a host of remix and mashup videos mocking her perceived lack of rapping skills both on Vine and YouTube.


The original footage of Iggy Azalea performing "D.R.U.G.S" at the 2013 European hip hop music festival Splash! in Ferropolis, Germany was uploaded by YouTuber ItsIggyIgz on December 28th, 2014, only days after another clip of the rapper performing an awkward freestyle verse on the morning radio program Sway In The Morning surfaced on Vine. Within three months, the full-length video on YouTube garnered more than 317,000 views.


A short vine clip of the video was posted by user damn tommy on March 16th, 2015, and in two weeks received 22 million loops, 75k likes, 34.2K Revines, and 6,021 Comments.

On March 17th, the video was featured on many popular blogs, including Mashable[1], New York Magazine's "Vulture" blog[2], and the Huffington Post[3]. Remixes and repurposed sound-bytes of the piece began to appear on Vine using the hashtag #StopIggy2015. There are now more than 500 posts with this hash tag. Some of the most popular vines have almost as many loops as the original, with the most popular, by user Don Jesus[4], nearing 20 million loops in five days.

On Twitter[5], user @desusnice posted a video attempting a humorous translation of the rap, which received 827 retweets and 834 favorites in three days.

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[1] Mashable – Baffling Vine of Iggy Azalea rapping will make you question everything

[2] Vulture – Can You Guess What Iggy Azalea Is Rapping in This Ridiculous Vine?

[3] Huffington Post – What Is Iggy Azalea Even Rapping In This Vine? No One May Ever Know

[4] Vine – User: Don Jose

[5] Twitter – User: Desus Nice

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