Lorde and Iggy Azalea Take Shots At "Spineless" Music Critics
Posted by Joseph Lee on 04.28.2014
They're both upset with Complex...
Lorde has written a post on Tumblr calling out Complex magazine for writing a bad review of Iggy Azalea's The New Classic album. The title of the article is "'The New Classic' Isn't Really".
She wrote: "Bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then shit on their records? it happens to me all the time- pitchfork and that ilk being like "can we interview you?" after totally taking the piss out of me in a review. have a stance on an artist and stick to it. don't act like you respect them then throw them under the bus."
Azalea responded on Twitter:
I agree @lordemusic media LOVE to flop about, But when you're completely spineless Im sure its hard to stick to even ur own opinion #GoGirl
Meanwhile, Complex revealed that the two are "wrong" about the issues in a new article. The article explains the differece between a review and an opinion, and also tries to defend the magazine's decision to criticize Azalea's album even though she was on the cover.
The article reads: Contrary to whatever Lorde may think, for Complex to give a cover to an artist like Iggy Azalea or current covergirl Jhené Aiko (or even Lorde for that matter) it simply boils down to Complex thinking the artist is someone our audience is interested in. Giving someone a bad review basically boils down to thinking someone our audience is interested in didn't make a very good record. We can't speak for all publications, but we imagine it works about the same way for them.