Lorde Responds to Iggy Azalea’s Criticism of Her Nirvana Rock Hall Tribute
Lorde has responded to critical comments made by Iggy Azalea to Billboard about her performance with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in April.
"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," Azalea told Billboard in her recent cover story. "Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don't think it's appropriate."
Lorde took the high road and responded to Azalea’s comments by simply saying she “enjoyed” the Nirvana Rock Hall Tribute and “had a good time.”
“That’s all that mattered,” the New Zealand singer told the Herald Sun. “I’ve been in a position where I’ve said something in an interview where I’ve thought, ‘Damn, I wish I could take that back.”
“I don’t know how (Iggy) is feeling about it,” Lorde continued, “But anyone who’s doing well deserves respect, and I respect what she’s doing.”
During her interview with Billboard, Australian-born Azalea didn’t mention Joan Jett, St. Vincent or Kim Gordon, all of whom also filled in for Kurt Cobain with drummer Dave Grohl and bassist Krist Novoselic at the ceremony.
Soon after her comments began to circulate online in early June, Azalea further elaborated on Lorde’s Rock Hall performance through her Twitter account, writing: “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.”
See more of Azalea's tweets on the matter below.
Lol I have a feud with lorde now? I Don't think so she's my southern hemispheric soul sister. Keep reaching world.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 7, 2014
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— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014
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.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014
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.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014
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. ️— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014