Iggy Azalea Doesn't Think Lorde Was 'Appropriate' Choice for Nirvana Reunion

"Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer," says Iggy.

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Lorde-fronted Nirvana has been recently criticized by Iggy AzaelaConsequence of Sound reports.

While Dave Grohl later explained that Lorde represented the "Nirvana aesthetic", the "Fancy" emcee told Billboard that Lorde wasn't the "appropriate" choice of singers for the momentous occasion.

"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 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."

Earlier this month, Azaela made history when "Fancy" and "Problem," her collaboration with Ariana Grande, reached No. 1 and 2, respectively, on the Billboard Hot 100 chart.

"It doesn't mean anything," she said. "I'd rather be The Rolling Stones."

Do you think Dave Grohl & Co. should've invited anyone else instead of Lorde?

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    What does iggy azalea even have to say about that? Her music is what Kurt would have detested...
    That's quite irrelevant. She can still be a fan regardless of whatever music she makes.
    So basically this goes back to all the Nirvana fans born after Kurt's death not being real Nirvana fans, because they weren't 'there' when it happened.
    Obviously hasn't heard of Kim Fucking Gordon.
    Are you saying that Azalea hasn't heard of Kim Gordon and Kurt Cobain didn't know Kim Gordon? I'm not sure how to interpret the phrasing of your comment but Sonic Youth and Nirvana had hung out together at least a few times.
    No. He's saying that Kim Gordon was one of Cobain's peers, and she sang for Nirvana at the HoF induction. Therefore Azaela's argument is slightly unfounded. I think it was a cool idea to have Lorde sing All Apologies for them instead of having one giant cast of Nirvana's peers do all of them. She's a fresh face in the music scene, and definitely a little influenced by Nirvana. Sounds like a better way to pay tribute to a musician to me.
    that still makes no sense. Iggy says "should be kurt's peer" and this dude brings up Kim who is Kurt's peer. Essentially that's all Iggy said in the interview (at least that's reported) so I'm not sure why this dude is bringing up Kim.
    Oh, that's cool. A rapper who has only just made the #1 in the Billboards by rapping about jetplanes, islands, tigers on gold leashes and getting drunk, slamming a singer who did the same a year ago. (except she scolded it, rather than giving it praise) Nothing new here.
    She didn't decide to diss on St Vincent, also not a Cobain contemporary, while also ignoring the fact that her own musical position really gives her no weight to make these comments anyway. So that kinda just makes it look like barely-covered up jealous stabs at an artist much younger than her, achieving more.
    lol I was gonna say, Annie Clark isn't a Cobain peer either. There's about a 10 or so year gap between them.
    She only went after Lorde because doing so would get her in the presses, no one would care if she whined about St. Vincent.
    Well... I don't think that Lorde is a good option... If we keep in mind David and Krist played with Sir. Paul McCartney, everyone who wants to replace Kurt will stay in a second place...
    Peers don't have to be the only singers to honor him. Quite frankly I would have been bored if Chris Cornell, Billy Corgan, Scott Weiland or Eddie Vedder sang. I loved the 4 different woman who sang, and I even got shivers during All Apologies. I think choosing Lorde and St. Vincent was a great illustration of how Kurt's music has touched different generations, and will continue to touch future generations.
    Would of been mad with Buzz Osborne.
    Would have * been mad.
    Would've, commonly pronounced as 'would of'. It's also quite irrelevant.
    Really? In that case it would be "would'f" there's no V and E in the word of, unless I've missed something. Maybe I am missing something...
    In that case it would be "would've". Because you want the contraction of "would have".
    Wasn't that the point of the entire thing? To show these people from different generations who were all influenced by Kurt and Nirvana, and now even people who weren't born when he was alive are influenced by him.
    Iggy Azalea seems to be building a career out of bitching about superior musicians.
    Joan Jett and Annie Clark were also not Kurt Cobain's peers. I think Dave, Krist and Pat know what's appropriate more than a musician who was 4 when KC died.
    That's stupid. She was selected because she's the embodiment of a modern day popstar who doesn't sell her body to sell her music. Kurt Cobain and Nirvana as a whole completely supports feminism. Krist and Dave chose her for a reason. They know Nirvana the best.
    Why the **** does that hood rat even have an opinion? I'd be surprised if she's ever willingly listened to an electric guitar.
    Just because you're close minded when it comes to music doesn't mean everyone else is.
    That's a very strange assumption to make from that one comment. I suppose you think I just wear Metallica shirts, throw devil horns in the air and shun anything that's not metal huh? Actually, my comment has only been made in such a venomous manner because I have a fairly strong distaste for Iggy Azalea, not because I'm close minded regarding music. EDIT: In hindsight, my comment was needlessly venomous, I believe it's time for my nicotine fix, that and my ex blasted Iggy Azalea on constant repeat, which made me develop some form of Iggy Azalea based complex. Whoops.
    Yes we should all be listening to what the person behind "fancy" has to say about the Nirvana reunion.
    I'm just sick of all the recent Nirvana hype, they were an awesome band but they should just let Kurt now and his music rest in peace. The fact they have some woman called Lorde(who I thought was the band from Finland) singing his songs with Dave and Kris is just another stain on this once great band's music.
    Jacques Nel
    As far as I know they've never officially spoken of "replacing" Kurt. If any this is like guest performers. Replacing would mean officially announcing a reunion with a new band member, touring and a planned album. All this is just useless hype thus far.
    I watched their entire set. She just didn't mesh well with Nirvana's music. Over the top vibrato and no energy on Cobain songs meant to be simple and energetic. She did "fine" though. Just think a lot of other women could have fit the song better.
    Nirvanas entire set was a total joke. None of the people, not even joan jett, sounded good. Lorde sucked, yes, but so did everyone else.
    Lorde was only picked because she was the new hot thing. There were many other singers that could've done a better job.
    Dave and Krist chose the singers, and I respect their opinion much more than someone who wasn't in the band. No offense, but you don't know what you're talking about.
    My main concern was why she was dressed like an 80's pop singer. This isn't a Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg digital short.
    I don't know who this Iggy chick is, but I do agree with her. I thought Lorde was terrible and wished they had selected someone else. Lorde tries too hard to be all weird and it's extremely annoying.
    I feel like they should have let Grohl take Guitar/Singing duties and brought in the original drummer. That would at least be an ALL Nirvana band.