Petition to retract Iggy Azalea’s Billboard Award

The people, basically Nicki Minaj fans, are petitioning to take away Iggy Azalea’s Billboard Award. Iggy Azalea won Top Rap Song for “Fancy” with Charli XCX over Big Sean, Nicki Minaj, and Bobby Shmurda. A petition was created on and is being signed by thousands of supporters since being published one week ago.

“Iggy Azalea’s 2015 Billboard Award for Best Song has been proven invalid,” the petition said. “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”.

Even though these petitioners are right a spokesperson for Billboard Music Awards’ production company, Dick Clark Productions, has said that it doesn’t matter when the song was released just when it was hot on the charts. This makes perfect sense because Billboard is a chart. The petition also states the Nicki Minaj’s “Ananconda” would’ve won if Iggy wasn’t nominated.

As of today the petition is closed with a final count of 21,661 supporters. They were 3,339 short of reaching their goal of 25,000 supporters. Christian Ferguson, the creator of this petition, wrote a petition update today titled: “Thanks you for the support, but unfortunately this is the end of the road”.

“Thank you for all the support! Let’s make sure Nicki rightfully takes what’s hers home next year by requesting radio stations to play “Hey Mama” and “The Night is Still Young”, as well as purchasing them both on iTunes if you haven’t already!” Ferguson wrote.