Iggy Azalea is on a hot streak as of late. Recently she won Favorite Artist and Favorite Album for rap/hip-hop at the American Music Awards, beating out the likes of Eminem and Drake. The rapper also put out a reissue of her debut album, The New Classic, called Reclassified. Last night (Nov. 28), she capped off an impressive run of TV appearances with The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to perform "Beg for It" with The Roots.
As always, The Roots elevate the musical guest to new heights, and Azalea is up for the challenge. It turns out to be a pretty steamy performance, at least for NBC's standards. Check it out below, via Consequence of Sound.
"Beg for It," a collaboration with MØ, dropped in October. "The most remarkable thing about 'Beg For It' is just how clear it is that the song's hook/chorus was penned by Azalea's frequent collaborator Charli XCX, Music TImes wrote about the song. "MØ's sassy hook follows a very similar vocal pattern to 'Fancy,' and the lyrics share boastful themes."
The New Classic came out in April, peaking at number three on the Billboard 200 chart and number one on the rap and hip-hop lists. Despite being a commercial success, reviews of the album were mixed.
"Iggy swaggers through her first LP with all the zero-fucks-given zest of the Nineties baby she is, trumpeting her story on underdog anthems like 'Work' and 'Don't Need Y'all,'" Rolling Stone wrote. "Savvier still, she dresses them up in the kind of shamelessly poppy hooks that make Top 40 programmers giggle in delight and "real hip-hop" heads shake theirs sadly."