When the remaining members of Nirvana agreed to appear at their induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, they knew something special was about to occur.
In keeping with Kurt Cobain's avowed feminism, the band invited a variety of female performers to tackle vocal duties. Kim Gordon blazed through 'Aneurysm' while New Zealand youngster Lorde tackled 'All Apologies'.
However not everyone was impressed. Speaking to Billboard, Iggy Azalea said simply: "Lorde is not Kurt Cobain's peer."
Chatting with Melbourne newspaper the Herald Sun, Lorde replied by saying simply: "I enjoyed it. I had a good time. That’s all that mattered."
Musing on the supposed 'row', the singer continued: "I've been in a position where I’ve said something in an interview where I’ve thought: 'Damn, I wish I could take that back.' I don't know how (Iggy Azalea) is feeling about it. But anyone who’s doing well deserves respect, and I respect what she’s doing."
As Pitchfork point out, it seems that Iggy Azalea feels the same way. Tweeting to fans, she expanded on her comments and insisted that no slight against Lorde was intended.
I consider lorde my very talented friend. I find it ironic 2 girls tell the media theyre full of shit & weeks later supposedly I dislike her— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014
My opinion on the makings of a touching musical tribute wasn't meant as some back door way to take a dig at her or the performance she gave.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014
sorry if it came across that way, it's not what I intended & I feel genuinely bad about it because I still think lorde is an awesome chick.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014
And I just don't want to world thinking I don't support the girls, because I do! Anyway I'm off to paint my kitchen! Lots of love. ✌️— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2014