Iggy Azalea is the millions-selling female rapper (from Australia!) whose inescapable hit "Fancy" is probably the song of the summer.
They are both named Iggy. Understandably, there may be some confusion, and so we are here to help.
1. Iggy Azalea Is 24 – Iggy Pop Is Older Than Time
Azalea was negative 13 when Pop recorded his best-known song, "Lust for Life." She was six when the song made an appearance in the popular Scottish film about heroin and a few other things, Trainspotting, and was 15 or so when the song started soundtracking Royal Caribbean Cruise line ads. (Iggy Pop's alter ego, nice Ypsilanti, Michigan, boy James Osterberg, is 67 years old.)
2. Iggy Pop Has Excellent Lumbar Flexion – Iggy Azalea Has Excellent Butt Control
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3. Henry Rollins Is Feuding with Iggy Pop, Not Iggy Azalea
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You might be confusing Henry Rollins, weight-lifting enthusiast and former Black Flag frontman, with Nicki Minaj, who may or may not have dissed Iggy Azalea once. This is an easy mistake to make.
4. Iggy Azalea Is Named for Her Dog – Iggy Pop is Named After Iguanas
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5. Iggy Azalea Is a Woman – Iggy Pop Is a Man
Don't be confused by how frequently Pop wears a dress.
But Where Does Azealia Banks Fit In?
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Excellent question, glad you asked. Banks, who's behind the unimpeachably excellent "212," has a history of throwing Twitter shade at Iggy Azalea and a lot of other people besides. But – most importantly – she has very little to do with Iggy Pop.
And now you know. Don't be afraid to enter into conversations about either Iggy Pop or Iggy Azalea now, buoyed by your newfound knowledge.