Iggy Azalea Disses Lorde's Nirvana Tribute: 'She's Not Kurt Cobain's Peer'
By Antoinette Bueno
Though 17-year-old Lorde's tribute performance with the surviving members of Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony on April 10 was generally met with positive reviews, at least one fellow chart-topper is not a fan.
Iggy, 24, covers this week's Billboard magazine, where she doesn't hold back on her thoughts on Lorde's much talked-about Nirvana cover of All Apologies.
"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 told the magazine. "Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer. No matter if she killed the performance or not, I just don't think it's appropriate."
Though clearly, Nirvana drummer/Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl doesn't feel the same.
"When I first heard Royals it was sandwiched between all of that other stripper pop," he toldRolling Stone in April. "I was so f***ing relieved. I thought, 'Hey, this might be another revolution.' When I met her I said, 'When I first heard your song on the radio and my kids sang along I felt like there was hope for my kids to grow up in an environment which is more than just superficial.'"
"There's something about her that represented or resembled the Nirvana aesthetic," he added. "She has an incredible future ahead of her as a writer, performer and vocalist."