Who that, who that, that do that, do that?! Iggy Azalea is receiving backlash online after her backup dancer suffered a seizure… and she decided to keep singing.
While performing “Black Widow” in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, one of her three backup dancers suddenly collapsed. Though the 28-year-old called a medic, fans were shocked when she continued on with the show. Many fans recorded the incident and questioned why the star chose to finish out the concert.
“Hey guys, just want to let everyone asking know my dancer is OKAY!” Iggy wrote on her Instagram Story on Thursday, Dec. 27. “The lights & heat caused her to have a seizure. She is backstage feeling much better.”
She then defended her actions, writing, “Also, for what it’s worth in regards to the backup 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.” She continued, “We are all really shaken up by what happened & just thankful she is okay. 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.”
Seven hours later, Iggs took to her Insta Story yet again, this time, venting about how she feels “exhausted by the world.” She explained: “sometimes I really feel exhausted by the world, it feels like ANY thing I do becomes an opportunity for people to tell me why I’m s—t, why my music sucks, my clothes are ugly, why I don’t matter or why I’m a horrible person. I’m worn down,” she said.
“The last 4 years are just me existing in a world where I can do nothing right & it’s hard not to feel like ‘what’s the point’ & keep motivated. Everyone is just trying to make it through their day. Could we be a little kinder to each other? Seeing how much people enjoy being awful to one another is depressing.”
PREACH, girl. Keep your head up, your fans adore you. (And so do we).