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Petition Circulating To Strip Iggy Azalea Of Her Billboard Award


An online petition started by Nicki Minaj fans protesting Iggy Azalea's Billboard Music Awards win for Top Rap Song have gained 20,000 signatures.

The group of fans, who launched the petition via Change.org, argue that Azalea's "Fancy" was released on February 17, nearly a month before the eligibility date of March 14, 2014.

However, upon further investigation, the song's first week in the Hot 100 appears to have been March 22, 2014, with the February 17 date applying to the song's U.K. release.

Closing the petition, Minaj fan Christian Ferguson wrote, "To everyone who signed the petition to retract Iggy's Billboard Music Award, thank you first and foremost; however, a spokesperson for Dick Clark Productions, who produces the award show, has said that the award is still Iggy's unfortunately. We got to nearly 20,000 signatures, which is freaking insane. I think Nicki possibly saw the petition, and MTV even wrote an article about it! Thank you for all the all the support!"

Overall, the petition received 21,661 signatures.

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