Iggy Azalea: Lorde Shouldn’t Be Covering Nirvana

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When it comes to paying tribute to dead musicians, Iggy Azalea has a few guidelines — namely, people shouldn’t be singing songs that are almost as old as they are.

When asked to comment about Lorde‘s collaborative performance with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony earlier this year, the “Fancy” rapper told Billboard that she didn’t think the 17-year-old was a good choice to fill Kurt Cobain‘s shoes.

“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,” she said. “Lorde is not Kurt Cobain’s peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don’t think it’s appropriate.”

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Previously, Lorde stuck up for Azalea after seeing Complex magazine had put the Australian star on its cover then published a scathing review of her album, The New Classic.

“Bugs me how publications like Complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records?” Lorde ranted on her Tumblr. “Have a stance on an artist and stick to it. Don’t act like you respect them then throw them under the bus.”

In response, Azalea, 23, tweeted her support for the young Kiwi.

Just don’t go trying to sing “All Apologies” though, right?