*OK all you Iggy Azalea haters, like it or not, she’s become a force to reckoned with. And her big win Sunday night at the American Music Awards is proof of that.
Rightly or wrongly, the Australian rapper won American Music Award for Best Rap/Hip Hop Album over Drake and Eminem of all people. She also took home the trophy for Favorite artist Rap/Hip-Hop.
Needless to say, as you can see n the tweet above, her detractors came for her. Iggy’s mentor T.I., who presented her with her award, felt the need to step in. He tweeted “TURN IT!” — a message to followers to turn the channel rather than complain.
“Like it or not, women can rap,” Tip said. “And like it or not, regardless of size, color or nationality, women can run hip-hop.”
But not everyone was upset over the AMA’s decision. Numerous celebrities and fans congratulated Azalea on her wins. One example was rapptress Trina:
Check out Iggy’s acceptance speech: