Iggy Azalea Beats Eminem, Drake For “Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album” at AMA’s

blame it on Shake November 24, 2014

The 2014 American Music Awards went down last night with little to no interest from myself or anyone else here at the DopeHouse. I mean, c’mon… who really cares about the AMAs?

Anyways, on a night that featured performances from A$AP Rocky (w/ Sam Smith), Lil Wayne and Christina Milian, Nicki Minaj and others, the “shocker” of the evening has to belong to Iggy Azalea — who beat out Eminem and Drake for “Favorite Rap/Hip Hop Album” and “Favorite Artist.”

Yeah, according to the old heads at the 42nd annual award show, The New Classic was a better body of work than both Nothing Was the Same and The Marshall Mathers LP 2.

Taking the podium, Iggy had the following to say about her rigged victory.

“This award is the first award I’ve ever won in my entire life, and it means so much to me that it is for best Hip Hop because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times,” Azalea said in her acceptance speech. “And it means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this.”

Taking advantage of the spot light, Iggy’s new album Reclassified was made available on iTunes today as well — which includes the three new songs: “We In This B*tch,” the Jennifer Hudson-assisted “Trouble,” and “Heavy Crown” featuring Ellie Goulding.

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