04/03/2015 05:37 GMT | Updated 04/03/2015 05:59 GMT

Iggy Azalea 'Glad' To Lose Out To Eminem For Best Rap Album Grammy Award: 'People Hate Me Enough Already'

Iggy Azalea has admitted that she felt relieved not to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys last month, because she feared the backlash against her would be too much for her to handle.


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'.

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"People already hate me enough. I do not need to be hated any more."

Iggy had also been nominated for the Record of the Year and Best New Artist awards, but lost out to Sam Smith.

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."

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