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.
“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).”
One of Iggy Azalea’s backup dancers passed out during her performance of 'Black Widow' in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. pic.twitter.com/R8rEZFBkO8
— Azalean Source (@Azalean_Source) December 27, 2018
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.
“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).”
With reporting by BANG Showbiz.