Janelle Monae Shades Iggy Azalea


Janelle Monae Shades Iggy Azalea

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Photo Credit: Instagram

Photo Credit: Instagram

By: Amanda Anderson-Niles

Looks like you can add beautiful R&B singer Janelle Monae to the long list of people who just don’t see it for Iggy Azalea.

Janelle and up and coming R&B singer Jidenna stopped by Hot 97 recently and addressed rumors suggesting Iggy gets a percentage of sales for “Classic Man” because it sounds so much like her hit “Fancy.”

All Hip Hop writes:

With the success of the song, the Wondaland Records artist has faced speculation he sampled another smash record from last summer. Some listeners suspected “Classic Man” directly borrowed from Iggy Azalea’s “Fancy,” but Jidenna says that is not true.

“Some of the people have said Iggy Azalea is getting paid off this record. I’ve seen that a lot. The truth is, we actually didn’t sample it. But ever since the decision of Robin Thicke and Pharrell, we believe that it was important to make sure that we are safe,” explains Jidenna in an interview with Ebro In The Morning.

…“When that Robin Thicke verdict came out, we realized the game had changed in music,” said Jidenna. “I’m glad we were safe.”

Monaé added her own thoughts on the Azalea/Jidenna situation, “Hey, she steals from us, we steal back.”


Check out the video below. The “Fancy” talk starts around the 9:00 mark.


  1. Hershey

    August 14, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Shade ha!!!!!!

    • Tea

      August 14, 2015 at 2:40 pm


  2. Drea

    August 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm


  3. Chelly

    August 14, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Now i understand why her and Solange are friends. LOL.

    • Fashionista

      August 14, 2015 at 1:42 pm

      Shade game on fleek.

      • Tea

        August 14, 2015 at 2:41 pm

        I love how they shade!!

  4. Anonymous

    August 14, 2015 at 1:40 pm

    Not Iggy having Janelle pressed tho. Iggy doing better than her real talk. Let em hate.

    • Yeah I Said It!

      August 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      How is Iggy doing better when her albums keep flopping? Fancy is all the success she will ever have. LOL.

    • JustHereForTheComments

      August 14, 2015 at 1:57 pm

      I hope you’re joking..

    • Ms. Jackson

      August 14, 2015 at 2:04 pm

      Get your troll a-s out of here.

      • Seriously?

        August 14, 2015 at 7:20 pm


    • Ratchet Queen

      August 14, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      • Barbee

        August 14, 2015 at 2:20 pm

        lol thank you!

      • julyol1972

        August 14, 2015 at 2:29 pm

        Exactly! FOH with that BS!!!

        • Tea

          August 14, 2015 at 2:42 pm

          Where have you been? You good?

          • julyol1972

            August 14, 2015 at 7:08 pm

            Hi boo! I’m good, just been incredibly busy with some projects at work. But missed you guys so had to make a special effort today! 🙂

      • Yeah I Said It!

        August 14, 2015 at 2:54 pm


    • Gloria

      August 14, 2015 at 4:58 pm

      You better be trolling!

  5. Queen

    August 14, 2015 at 1:50 pm

    I think Iggy is essentially the new Vanilla Ice. She will never be respected.

  6. Jessica

    August 14, 2015 at 1:55 pm

    Janelle that wasn’t even called for.

    • Nessa

      August 14, 2015 at 2:33 pm

      Iggy’s whole career is uncalled for though. #shrugs

  7. Gabriella

    August 14, 2015 at 1:56 pm


  8. Im Sayin

    August 14, 2015 at 2:16 pm

    LOL. It was shade but Iggy deserves it.

  9. Heather B.

    August 14, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Janelle just said the truth. Iggy’s whole career has been nothing but culture appropriation.

  10. Sheika

    August 14, 2015 at 2:34 pm

    Wait Iggy has fans? I couldn’t tell my her nonexistent album sales. Hmm. Carry on.

  11. Dominique

    August 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm

    This is why I love her. She’s wide awake. We need more black artists like this.

  12. The Truth

    August 14, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    It’s the truth.

  13. Anonymous

    August 14, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Ugh I love Janelle Monae. I wish she got more attention though because she’s amazing.

  14. Mike

    August 14, 2015 at 7:14 pm

    I approve.

  15. Izzy

    August 14, 2015 at 9:16 pm

    That classy shade.

  16. xedos

    August 14, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    this is why i said Robin & Pharell should have appeal this case all the way to the supreme court.Because it sets a bad precedent. its gonna be so easy for every idiot to sue

  17. Anonymous

    August 14, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    Janelle is bae.

  18. Bee

    August 15, 2015 at 1:50 am

    Yass Janelle get her!!

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