10 Signs You’re Not Fancy According to Iggy Azalea [EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW]
Don’t be fooled by Iggy Azalea’s freewheeling nature; a girl’s got to have a code. I found this out after my scheduled interview with her at the Def Jam offices in New York City got canceled.
As I was walking from the record label in midtown to the nearby train station, I noticed the rapper frantically waving from her SUV. I figured she was waving at the stranger in the red jacket next to me, but after he walked off, it occurred to me that she was trying to get my attention. On a day that included more interviews than she’d probably wanted to do, quite a bit of traveling throughout NYC and a listening party at an upscale club later that night, this was a score.
Iggy is confident enough not look at all pressured by the schedule. It’s immediately apparent that her assertive, blunt nature doesn’t waver in any circumstance. The barefoot (she decided to kick off her heels) 23-year-old spoke about her idea of what it really means to be fancy, which is also the title of the lead single from her forthcoming album, ‘The New Classic.’
The blonde bombshell and her crew aren’t lenient when it comes to fanciness — you’ll see that firsthand below. After she finishes waxing philosophic on the subject, she offers up details about her upcoming single with Rita Ora, ‘Black Widow’: “It has a little bit of a ‘Dark Horse’ vibe. The beat is a bit grimy … catchy, but it’s very hip-hop-y,” she says referring to the Billboard-topping single by Katy Perry, who also wrote ‘Black Widow.’ “It’s not a pop-driven record, and Rita really sings on it. It’s kind of about being so enamored with somebody that you’re so obsessed with them that you just hate their guts and just want to kill them. To me they love it and then they crush it.”
If that’s not a fancy way to describe love, we don’t know what is. Check out 10 Signs You’re Not Fancy According to Iggy Azalea.
Your Nails Are Not 'Did'
"They just have to be done. If you have crusty ass nails that don’t get done … If you don’t have polish on your nails, you’re not fancy. And everybody agrees here."
Your Weave Game Is Wack
"If you only get one pack of hair, it’s like, 'Come on, bitch.' You know you need more than that. You’re not fancy. And if you buy your hair from the beauty supply store, like straight out the pack especially, you ain’t fancy. Malaysian hair is always the thing. I used to sell it, but I don’t think that makes you fancy. I just think you have to go to an actual hair supply."
You Have an Online Degree
"You need to take a real college course. You want to go on campus and have the experience. If you’re not having the full college experience, then to me it wouldn’t be very fancy. If there’s a radio DJ somewhere doing the ad for your college, then sorry."
You Eat DiGiorno Pizza
"I don’t know why they would make it seem like it would be better. DiGiorno is not fancy no matter how they may try."
[On the slogan: “It’s not delivery, it’s DiGiorno”] "They’re trying to make it seem like it’s better, and it’s like, ‘Yeah, sorry, it’s DiGiorno.’"
You Think Glitter = Glamour
"Just because it glitters don’t make it fancy. I’m not 5. Too many bitches think the sparkly and fancier things are automatically expensive, and they’re not. That extends to studded shoes, jackets … Just because it glitters don’t make it gold, honey."
You Wear Sweatpants to the Club
"Girls that wear track pants and sweatpants with high heels and try to make it fashionable, it’s not fancy. That’s been happening a lot lately. I understand sweatpants are making a comeback and I’m for that -- don’t get me wrong. But if you try to wear sweats with high heels and you’re going to the club, you ain’t it."
You Choose Ramen Over Sushi
"Ramen noodles will never be fancy in any format, even if they’re from Koreatown. You know how now it’s like a thing to be like, ‘Oh my God, we’re gonna have Pho.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, that’s ramen noodles.’ Why are you eating it in a restaurant? Sorry Koreans, but I ain’t buying it. Pho is ramen, bitches, and it’s never going to be fancy. It’s not like sushi. Now that’s a fancy Asian delicacy."
You Rock Glasses Without a Prescription
"Wearing glasses when you don’t actually need a prescription and you have clear glasses and you pretend that you need it to read, so many bitches do that. They think it makes them look cool or smart or something."
You're Too Passionate About Chipotle
"I like Chipotle, but that’s like saying McDonald's is somewhere to go and it’s not. I notice this on the East Coast. You guys think it’s like Olive Garden or something. Chipotle is one down from IHOP. Just know that."
You Rock 5 for $25 Underwear on the Reg
"If every pair of underpants that you own is from a five for $25 bin, that’s not fancy. I mean, if you’re getting five for $25 at Victoria’s Secret, if you’re getting five for $25 at Target, if you’re getting five for $25 at Walmart, and every pair at that, you’re not fancy. The good stuff you break out for your new man shouldn’t be from the five for $25. If that’s the best of your stash, you’re not a fancy bitch. Don’t get me wrong. I have five for $25, too. But you have to get some actual lace happening."