A few non-Iggy Azalea fans are coming together via online petition site, Change.org and rallying to have her Billboard award revoked because her song, ‘Fancy’ is allegedly ineligible. According to the petition, which so far has over 22,000 signatures, Iggy’s name should not have been on the Best Song ballot since its was released prior to the eligibility time between March 10th, 2014 through March 2015.
Iggy Azalea’s 2015 Billboard Award for Best Song has been proven invalid. The eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015. “Fancy” was released on February 17th, 2014, nearly a month before the eligibility starting. This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to “Anaconda” by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would’ve won. Billboard did not follow their own guidelines and should have to recalculate these nominations without “Fancy” as a nominee.
So can we say that these are probably Nicki Minaj fans? But Billboard wrong to place her on the ballot for Best Song? Well…the petition has ended after a spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions confirmed her win.
To everyone who signed the petition to retract Iggy’s Billboard Music Award, thank you first and foremost; however, a spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions, who produces the award show, has said that the award is still Iggy’s unfortunately. We got to nearly 20,000 signatures, which is freaking insane. I think Nicki possibly saw the petition, and MTV even wrote an article about it! Thank you for all the all the support! Let’s make sure Nicki rightfully takes what’s hers home next year by requesting radio stations to play “Hey Mama” and “The Night Is Still Young”, as well as purchasing them both on iTunes if you haven’t already!
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