Iggy Azalea blames Britney Spears for bad Pretty Girls sales
Iggy Azalea is no stranger to courting controversy.
The Australian rapper is in hot water for insinuating Britney Spears was the reason their duet Pretty Girls wasn't a hit.
During a Twitter Q&A with her fans on Sunday (June 28), Azalea said the song's success, or lack thereof, was out of her control.
She said she was willing to do more performances, hinting her duet partner was the one letting the team down.
"It's difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and TV performances etc. unfortunately I'm just featured," Azalea tweeted.
When Billboard suggested the rapper had blamed Spears, Azalea said she didn't need to "suck up" to Spears and insisted the women were friends.
"Am I the bad guy for wishing we had done more?" she wrote.
Pretty Girls was initially thought to be a frontrunner for summer smash of the year, but it seems the 80s-inspired music video was not enough to become a fan favorite, much less remain on constant radio airplay.
The song was predicted to be the lead single from Britney's as-yet-untitled ninth album. It has yet to have an official release date.
The ladies' only major performance gig was at the Billboard Music Awards in May when the duo recorded a pre-taped segment for the ceremony.
Azalea stirred up controversy earlier this month when she had to cancel an appearance at a gay pride parade in the US because of previous tweets of hers which were dubbed homophobic.
In 2012 she was also forced to apologise for a controversial line about being a "runaway slave master" in her song D.R.U.G.S.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, The Daily Mail, E! News, Us Magazine