AceShowbiz - Thousands of Iggy Azalea's haters weren't happy when her "Fancy" won the Best Rap Song title at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards last weekend. They claimed that the Aussie raptress' win was invalid because she shouldn't have been eligible to be nominated.
The upset folks then launched a petition on Change.org to have Iggy's BMA revoked. They argued that "the eligibility time period for nominations is March 10th, 2014 through March 2015," while the hit featuring Charli XCX "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," they explained. "Billboard did not follow their own guidelines and should have to recalculate these nominations without 'Fancy' as a nominee." So far, more than 12,000 people have supported the petition.
Dick Clark Productions, the company behind Billboard Music Awards, has responded to the petition. A spokerson told International Business Times that Iggy's song "was eligible" because the 2015 awards show used a "reporting period" of March 10, 2014, through March 8, 2015," not a release date.