Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy” has been named Billboard’s top Song of the Summer of 2014.
The cut, which features Charli XCX, held the #1 spot all seven weeks this summer on the chart, which tracks the most popular songs according to Billboard Hot 100 chart performance from Memorial Day and Labor Day.
Iggy Azalea also appears on Ariana Grande’s “Problem,” Billboard’s #3 Song of the Summer.
Iggy Azalea is the first woman to have two songs in the top three of the chart.
Despite her success, Iggy Azalea has faced criticism. Her mentor, T.I., came to Iggy Azalea’s defense last month about claims that she is racist.
“That pisses me off,” T.I. said of the “Fancy” star’s detractors. “Simply because they don’t have any real substantial grounds. ‘I don’t like them.’ Why? ‘Just ‘cause.’ What you mean just ‘cause? Since when do you get the right to judge people? Who died and made you the emperor of Egypt? That kind of shit and then the things that they accuse her of, like the racist stuff. That’s not even her. That’s not even in her. Me knowing her, knowing where she comes from—for real, the whole racist thing, that’s American—we forget, she’s not American. So the whole Black, white, color divided thing, it isn’t a part of her DNA like it is here in America. It’s just ignorant to me. In this day and age, to be a race of people who are demanding equality and speaking out on injustices and wanting to be treating fairly, to stand up and do the exact same thing in opposite to someone unwarranted for no reason, it’s hypocritical. I’ma ride with her. So, ya’ll go ahead. Anybody got a problem with it just know, it gon’ be one ‘cause I’m coming.”
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