Some Houston fans are upset and wondering what happened after rapper/pop star Iggy Azalea's purported appearance at a popular Midtown dance club this weekend never materialized -- or if it was ever truly on the books to begin with.
The event had been promoted by Houston-based Sticky Promo, the local nightlife company behind other nights such as Twerk Thursdays and Devious Saturdays at Limelight, and Seductive Fridays at Washington Avenue club Dekan. According to this Eventbrite page, Azalea had been advertised to appear at Limelight this past Saturday night, although not to perform.
Even so, some said $22 for a possible glimpse of Azalea and maybe an autograph was still too low for an artist who has blown up to become one of the year's biggest stars. The event was billed as "no refunds, returns or exchanges."
@IGGYAZALEA Limelight in Houston used fake advertising saying u were gonna b there lAst night. we waited for you.DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT PLS
— ~ (@highimiris) August 17, 2014
— CHERNOBYL (@D_7M0N) August 17, 2014
Either way, she never showed, which appeared to catch even the promoter by surprise. "Jay R," who handles all of Sticky's social media and is listed as the company's contact email, posted the following tweet on Saturday afternoon:
— Jay R (@stickypromo) August 16, 2014
He also tweeted a photo purporting to be Limelight's packed dance floor, but said nothing about Azalea's no-show Saturday night.
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boneliza713: OMG y'all on aaalllll on here complaining and shit that has happened in the past.. Smoke a blunt drink a beer do something to get the fuck over it. I don't go to these clubs but #ontothenextone @stickypromotions just get the next one lined up for next weekend. #thotsmadcostheywastedanoutfit
hernandezrdaniela: I'm sad iggy didn't show up but I went late af lmfao wasn't planning on seeing her, I had so much fun! And yes gotta be grateful @stickypromotions is always giving y'all cheap prices.. Crying about 10$ extra, lol if you go to other clubs after 11 is automatically 20$ no matter what! Shit happens!
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) August 16, 2014
Azalea said on Twitter Saturday that she was in Canada and her dog had been attacked by a coyote, but had not mentioned the alleged Limelight appearance at all in the previous weeks. However, one of Sticky's associates, @moneytrain_ron, claimed the star had been planning to come to Houston in the social-media conversation at right. Rocks Off emailed Sticky for comment, but no one had responded as of after midnight..
For the uninitiated/over-35 crowd, Azalea is the 24-year-old Australian rapper and former model who has figured on two of 2014's biggest No. 1 hits, her own "Fancy" and a guest verse on Ariana Grande's "Problem." She has now made it into the Top 5 again with "Fancy" follow-up "Black Widow," featuring UK starlet Rita Ora
According to a 2012 interview with hiphopdx, Azalea lived briefly in Houston in 2008 after emigrating from Australia via Miami. She said she was heavily influenced by local label Swishahouse, but quickly departed for Atlanta to follow her interest in snap music.
"I learned a lot about writing songs in Houston, and I didn't think that was the place where I would learn that," she said.
Azalea is scheduled to perform at Bayou Music Center on Oct. 3.
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