After joining forces for “Pretty Girls,” Britney Spears and Iggy Azalea are now at each other’s throats — on social media at least.
The pair have exchanged a string of bitchy tweets after Azalea blamed Spears for the pop song’s failure.
During a Twitter Q&A Sunday night, a fan asked the Australian rapper why the single had “flopped a little bit,” and Azalea pointed the finger of blame at Spears: “its difficult to send a song up the charts without addition promo and tv performances etc. unforfunately im just featured…” she replied.
She went on to have an even cruder response to Britney’s fans when they stuck up for their idol. “My comment is factual, it applies to any song. I dont have to suck the womans asshole 24/7 to be her friend, do i? bye girls,” Azalea wrote, later claiming that she wasn’t meaning to be bitchy or give “shade.”
Genuine friends have genuine opinions. Its possible & healthy to have a differing thought without it being bitchy or shade.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 29, 2015
Not surprisingly, Spears didn’t appreciate the dig either — and got her own back with an underhanded comment about Azalea’s tour, which was canceled earlier this year. As icing on the cake, she added an aggressive hashtag related to her song title, “Piece of Me.”
Can’t wait to get back to Vegas. So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to… #YouWantAPieceOfMe
— Britney Spears (@britneyspears) June 29, 2015
Spears signed a two-year residency at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas in 2012, which pays her a reported $15 million a year. Meanwhile, Azalea pulled out of her world tour in May citing “a different creative change of heart” and the need for a break, but many believe it was due to poor ticket sales.
It’s easy to see who is having the last laugh between the two.