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Iggy Azalea Explains the Differences Between Ariana Grande & Charli XCX

The "Fancy" rapper says it's "badass that Charli can do a dance routine in a cheerleading outfit and still be punk rock"
 / May 29, 2014

It's great to be Iggy Azalea these days. Along with having butt adoration from Rita Ora, she's the first female rapper to hit No. 1 in years thanks to her single "Fancy" (which also has an amazing video that reenacts the '90s flick Clueless). 

The Australian rapper recently sat down with Fuse to talk about her debut album, The New Classic, and revealed that she was fiddling with the final version just days before it was uploaded to iTunes. "You're constantly tweaking, it's never finished," she admits.

Azalea also took time to explain the differences between Charli XCX and Ariana Grande, who she worked with on the smash singles "Fancy" and "Problems," respectively. "[Charli XCX] is like very punk pop and I'm rap pop," she says. "There's a softness about Charli, but she's still very tough and tomboy. I love a bad chick that's not afraid to be rough. But she can still do a dance routine. It's more badass that she can do a dance routine in a cheerleading outfit and still be punk rock. That's so hard to do." 

"Ariana is very sassy and fiesty," she continues. "It was amazing working with her. I think Ariana has one of the best new voices of my time. It was pretty surreal and cool." For the full interview, check out the clip above.

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