08/24/2014 10:40 pm ET Updated Aug 24, 2014

Iggy Azalea's VMAs Performance Was Not 'Fancy'

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Iggy Azalea performed "Black Widow" with Rita Ora at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday, Aug. 24, foregoing "Fancy" as a final confirmation that our unfortunate song of summer has reached critical mass.

Prior to the show, Ora told MTV News that we could "expect a lot of two blondes beating up dudes" and that it would be a "great opportunity for blondes to stick up for each other."

Ensuring powerful advocacy for the oppressed folks who have lighter hair and/or access to bleach, their duet included impersonations of literal spiders via spandex outfits that seemed possibly inspired by Marvel's Venom.

Overall, the performance avoided Azalea's enduring schtick of shameless cultural appropriation, failing to fulfill the VMAs yearly "minstrel show" requirement.

Presumably the beating up dudes comment was a metaphor.


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