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Lorde and Iggy Azalea slam 'two-faced' music writers

Lorde and Iggy Azalea have taken aim at music journalists who ask to interview them but criticise their music in reviews.

The 17-year-old New Zealander took to her Tumblr page to suggest that publications like Complex and Pitchfork are two-faced when it comes to giving acts like her coverage.

She said: "Bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then sh*t on their records. It happens to me all the time – Pitchfork and that ilk being like ‘can we interview you?’ after totally taking the p*ss out of me in a review. Have a stance on an artist and stick to it. Don’t act like you respect them then throw them under the bus."

Iggy Azalea and Grimes backed Lorde, with the former tweeting: "I agree @lordemusic media LOVE to flop about, But when you're completely spineless Im sure its hard to stick to even ur own opinion. The media will beg for free tickets to your show just so they can write about how much they hate it etc etc, I wish you could all see it."

Complex meanwhile have issued a lengthy retort to the claims on their website, concluding:

"Lorde, Iggy Azalea, and Grimes are all talented young artists who we hope will have long careers. We have covered them in the past and will continue to do so in the future. And we hope they’d be down to do more interviews with us because we like hearing their stories. But we’re not going to treat artists like they’re above reproach just because we profiled them. Why? Well, because that would just be plain spineless."




Watch Lorde and Iggy Azalea in action below:


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