Iggy Azalea slammed the media on Tuesday after stories about her supposed feud with Britney Spears went viral.
“I am honestly not surprised but still really saddened that the media is trying to create a ‘beef’ between @britneyspears and myself,” Azalea wrote. “I feel like the media wants women in music to get out and mud wrestle each other. As a woman I take great offense.”
On Sunday, during a Twitter Q&A, Azalea blamed poor promotion for the fact that her collaboration with Spears, “Pretty Girls,” didn’t do as well as may have been expected.
“It’s difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and TV performances, etc. Unfortunately I’m just featured,” Azalea wrote. “I would have enjoyed performing it a lot, I think it got off to a powerful start. But you need content to compete in 2015.”
Spears fans took issue with the “just featured” comment, while Spears herself posted a tweet that some cited as a shot at Azalea, who canceled her tour earlier this year. “Can’t wait to get back to Vegas,” Spears wrote. “So thankful I have shows for the rest of the year to look forward to… #YouWantAPieceOfMe.”
Back on Twitter on Tuesday, Azalea disputed reports of a feud between her and Spears. “We remain friends and I haven’t said anything negative at all about her. Does wishing we had promoted a single more make me the bad guy?” she wrote. “Women in the media should be able to have a grown up and subjective opinion without it being anything more than that. It’s disappointing.”
She added: “I’m over it. Women in music are not the same as a teen drama. Stop making us all out to be, we are business women and artists. Not mean girls.”
Azalea, who quit Twitter in February after she was body shamed, also took journalists to task for mining her account for content.
“And to all freelance bloggers: YOU’RE WELCOME,” she wrote. “I’m back on Twitter connecting with my fans; so you have tons to twist and get paid off again.”
Read Azalea’s tweets below.