After several hip hop stars dissed the "Fancy" rapper earlier this year, thousands of people are petitioning for her to give back the Top Rap Song Billboard Music Award she won last week for "Fancy."
This time it isn't because people thought she wasn't hip-hop enough to win the award, though. The petitioners are claiming the song was ineligible to win. "Iggy Azalea's 2015 Billboard Award for Best Song has been proven invalid," the Change.org petition states. "The eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015. 'Fancy' was released on February 17th, 2014, nearly a month before the eligibility starting."
"This is unfair to the other nominees in these category, especially to "Anaconda" by Nicki Minaj, who most likely would've won," it continued. "Billboard did not follow their own guidelines and should have to recalculate these nominations without "Fancy" as a nominee."
Although 20,000 people have already signed the petition, it looks like Iggy won the award fair and square. According to the International Business Times, the Billboard Music Awards are based on Nielsen sales data and chart performances, not a song's release date. E! Online also echoed those sentiments, reporting that Billboard is calling the petition a "no-go," and that the rules for eligibility are based on dates of "fan interactions with music" instead of actual song releases.
Looks like it's time to give Iggy back her shine.
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