Watch Charli XCX Perform All of ‘Fancy,' Even Iggy Azalea's Verses
Charli also leads the Webster Hall crowd in a chant of “pussy power!”
Billboard’s cover star doesn’t need Iggy Azalea to get fancy.
Last night (Oct. 7), Charli XCX performed “Fancy” during the encore of her show at New York’s Webster Hall and filled in much of Iggy’s verses herself. Fortunately, a fan’s cell phone grabbed the action. Check out the video below:
And keep it on to the end, as Charli gets a “pussy power!” chant going in the outro (a poster bearing the same slogan hung from Webster Hall’s mezzanine).
Of course, Charli guested on the studio version of Iggy Azalea’s Billboard Hot 100-topping “Fancy,” and received writing credit. Earlier in the set, she also performed Icona Pop’s “I Love It” (which she also wrote and guested on) and covered Barrett Strong’s “Money (That’s What I Want),” which was famously covered by the Beatles.
Charli played a bunch of punchy, new tracks from her forthcoming sophomore album Sucker at the show, including “London Queen,” which premiered this week. New, unreleased titles included “Sucker,” “Breaking Up,” “Caught in the Middle,” “Famous,” “I Need Your Love,” and “Gold Coins.” And it seems like she’s begun to move away from some of her earlier standbys; “Nuclear Seasons” and “You’re the One” weren’t included, though the packed East Village crowd didn’t seem to mind. Balloons, confetti, and cheerleading outfits were also plentiful.
Her new album, Sucker, drops Dec. 16.