The announcement that Iggy’s debut album ‘The New Classic’ had received a nomination for Best Rap Album at this year’s Grammys was a particularly controversial one, particularly in light of the fact that several black artists had been snubbed in the same category.
In a radio interview with Power 106, the ‘Fancy’ rapper admitted she was “glad” to have lost out in the category to Eminem, claiming: “I did not want to win that award. My speech would have been like, 'F**k this. I don't want it, take it. Get it away from me'.
"People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated any more."
However, she proved there were no hard feelings towards him when she addressed him on her Instagram page, writing: “I couldn't be happier to have lost to someone as talented and deserving as you.”
Last month, Iggy announced that she was taking a break from Twitter, after being bombarded with negative comments about her appearance, when paparazzi photos of her in a bikini on holiday were shared online.
She wrote: "I feel the hatred and pettiness I see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that."