Iggy Azalea Hits Back at Critics Who Bashed Her for Singing While Dancer Had Seizure Behind Her
Instead of stopping her performance to make sure the dancer was OK, Azalea kept on singing.
The show must go on?
When one of Iggy Azalea’s backup dancers collapsed on stage and suffered a seizure during a concert in Brazil Thursday night, the 28-year-old rapper kept on performing.
Backlash was swift — and unforgiving.
"How can you see someone having a life-threatening emergency and continuing rapping (horribly) over their body,” was one tweet.
“She didn't even stop the song so they could make sure the medic was actually present,” read another. “Yuck, what a gross person!”
An ambulance eventually drove up on stage to take the dancer away.
Azalea responded to the criticism on Instagram Stories.
"I thought she had just fallen/twisted her ankle and it may sound harsh but; you keep singing until the music stops & ask for a medic which is what I did,” she wrote. “We are all really shaken up by what happened & just thankful she is okay.”
She added the dancer suffered a seizure from the lights and heat, but is now OK.
However, it seemed the backlash struck a nerve.
"Sometimes I really feel exhausted by the world, it feels like anything I do becomes an opportunity for people to tell me why I’m s***,” she wrote. “I’m worn down.”
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