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Thousands sign petition to take away Iggy Azalea’s music award

One of Iggy's Billboard Music Awards could be in jeopardy as an online petition gathers thousands of signatures
Thousands sign petition to revoke Iggy's awards

Iggy Azalea took home several trophies at the Billboard Music Awards (BBMAs) earlier this month, but it seems like not everyone is happy for the Australian rapper.

An online petition on Change.org is now asking Billboard to take back Iggy’s award for Top Rap Song, which she won for her hit ‘Fancy’ featuring Charli XCX.

According to the petition started by Christian Ferguson, ‘Fancy’ shouldn’t have been nominated at all, because it was released earlier than the eligibility period for BBMA nominations, which ran from March 10, 2014 – March 2015. ‘Fancy’ was released on February 17, 2014.

“This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to ‘Anaconda’ by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would’ve won [sic],” Christian wrote in his petition.

To date, the petition has received 21,372 signatures out of a goal of 25,000 total. However, Billboard says the eligibility of nominations is based on dates of “fan interactions with music” rather than the actual release date of songs.

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