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Iggy Azalea defends herself for finishing song after dancer collapsed

Iggy Azalea has spoken out defending herself after she copped heat recently for continuing to perform her show while her back up dancer suffered a seizure on stage

The 28-year-old rapper was performing her song ‘Black Widow’ during a gig in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on Thursday when one of her three backing dancers suddenly fell over onstage.

While medical assistance was required for the dancer, Iggy decided to continue the show but was slammed for the controversial decision.

Iggy Azalia is facing heat after she continued her show while her back up dancer was having a seizure. Source: Getty
Iggy Azalia is facing heat after she continued her show while her back up dancer was having a seizure. Source: Getty

“Just want to let everyone asking know my dancer is OKAY!” Iggy said later on Instagram.

“The light & heat caused her to have a seizure. She is backstage feeling much better.

“Also for what it’s worth in regards to the backing dancer. 1. I thought she had just fallen/twisted her ankle. And it may sound harsh but you keep singing until the music stops & ask for a medic which is what I did.

“2. We are all really shaken up by what happened and just thankful she is ok.

“3. I know it’s easy to make memes of someone ‘passed out’ but someone having a seizure isn’t funny, it’s really scary! So I hope my fans do not repost some of the memes I’m seeing about my dancer (sic).”

Iggy Azalia admitted that she thought her dancer had just injured her ankle at the time. Source: Twitter
Iggy Azalia admitted that she thought her dancer had just injured her ankle at the time. Source: Twitter

Iggy then went on to slam her haters, saying she is sick of people blasting her.

“Sometimes I feel really exhausted by the world. It’s like ANYthing I do becomes an opportunity for people to tell me why I’m sh*t, why my music sucks, why my clothes are ugly, why I don’t matter or why I’m a horrible person,” she fumed.

Iggy Azalea has had it with the haters. Source: Instagram/Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea has had it with the haters. Source: Instagram/Iggy Azalea

“I’m worn down. The last 4 years are just me existing in a world where I can do nothing right & it’s hard not to feel the point and keep motivated.

“Everyone is just trying to make it through the day, could we be a little kinder to each other? Seeing how much people enjoying being awful to one another is depressing (sic).”

She defended herself saying that the show must go on. Source: Instagram/Iggy Azalea
She defended herself saying that the show must go on. Source: Instagram/Iggy Azalea

With reporting by BANG Showbiz.

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