The Iggy Azalea, a.k.a. “Igloo Australia,” issue resurfaces on Twitter once again, but this time, it’s Monica Potter who called her “Igloo Australia.” Did she purposely call Iggy that way? Or is she dissing Iggy the same way Azealia Banks did? Read on for more details.
It looks like Monica Potter intentionally called Iggy Azalea as “Igloo Australia” while presenting at the 2015 People’s Choice Awards together with Dax Shepard. We’re sure Potter didn’t mean anything offensive. Potter and co-“Parenthood” star Shepard were joking prior to presenting the award for Favorite Hip-Hop Artist, saying it was a poor choice to have them present the award when they were both white and suburban.
Iggy was not the only person to have her name joked upon as Potter also called Dr. Dre as Dr. Drew and Snoop Dogg as Snoopy Dogg. What Potter doesn’t know is that the “Igloo Australia” was the offensive name that rapper Azealia Banks used to call Iggy in a previous Twitter war. On Dec. 4, 2014, the rapper tweeted and criticized Iggy for keeping silent on issues such as Eric Garner’s verdict even when she has proudly announced that she’s embracing the black culture.
What made the event even more awkward was that after Potter and Shepard presented the list of nominees, Iggy Azalea was the one who nabbed the award as Favorite Hip Hop Artist, beating Jay-Z, Nicki Minaj, Drake and T. I.
The 24-year-old singer, though, was all smiles while watching the two perform their mini skit on stage. Iggy thanked her fans and said that she was not expecting to win the award. The singer also joked with Shepard as she told him how weird it was to accept the award after watching him on TV the night before the event.
It looks like Azalea was a good sport after being called “Igloo Australia” once again. Potter, on the other hand, was obviously intentionally mispronouncing the nominees’ names in an attempt to show how clueless she was about hip-hop. Potter also posted a photo of her and Shepard together with Azalea after presenting the award to her. Potter captioned the photo: “Big congrats to @Iggyazalea (heart emoticon).”
There you have it for the scoop on Monica Potter dissing Iggy Azalea. Stay tuned on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates.