Published on January 13, 2016
Australian rapper IGGY AZALEA has dismissed suggestions she lip-syncs her live performances.
The Fancy star was asked about her vocals at shows by fans on Twitter.com who suggested Iggy does not rap live, and instead mimes along to a pre-recorded track.
However, Iggy fired back at the comments, insisting lip-syncing is just for pop stars with energetic dance routines.
“I’ve… never lip synced on stage,” she tweets. “Even if pop girls do, to an extent its (sic) fine if ur (you are) dancing. I don’t think there is a NEED for a rapper to lip songs. For what?… Lipping is for girls who dance a lot and cant (sic) breathe to hit notes at the same time (totally understandable)… Why would a rapper walking around on stage talking in rhythm need to lip the song? There is no need to do that… Sometimes I also think ppl (people) get confused between lipping and having a backing track with adlibs, echoes etc to make it fuller.”
The rapper regularly interacts with her fans via social media, but recently complained to officials at Twitter.com after her page was flooded with explicit snaps.
Bosses behind the social networking website posted a message to users declaring they have updated their rules on “abuse and hateful conduct”, and the star responded by making a complaint about rude pictures being posted on her timeline.
In a message aimed at Twitter executives, she wrote, “How about all the exposed penis on my timeline… when will u (sic) guys cut back on that?”
Iggy later added an explanation to her followers, writing, “ I have to sift thru (through) peen picks (sic) just to talk to people everytime I’m on here…”