Plenty of artists try to differentiate their live shows, like Taylor Swift, who began her career by making her way through the audience to give her fans hugs, or Kanye West, who debuted his floating stage a few years ago. For Iggy Azalea, her upcoming concerts will feature an official twerkpit. We’re listening.
While twerking itself at concerts is nothing new, having a designated space for fans to pop their booty and feel the music in through the back and out through the front definitely is and feels on-brand for Azalea’s music. Specifically, she wants to see “Mo Bounce.” The rapper made the announcement to fans on Twitter, drawing their attention to the giant circle that will be taped off in the General Admission section of her shows. It’s a twerkpit.
So if you come to my show;
You’re gonna notice a giant yellow circle on the floor in the middle of GA that says “twerkpit”
When it’s about that time at the show y’all gotta clear off the circle ⭕️ unless you bout to show us something crazy.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 15, 2019
Azalea’s fans quickly shared their reaction to the news, which was overwhelmingly positive. There just aren’t enough designated spaces to twerk. She’s giving the people what they want.
This bout to be me up in there. pic.twitter.com/Vr3SgAN48U
— eddie 🍑 (@eddie_szn) July 15, 2019
Is it at least 7 feet wide for the surprise drop split?
— King Neens 🍒 (@TheNinoDaniel) July 16, 2019
me and my crew walking up to the circle WHEN ITS TIME pic.twitter.com/tHuRCJeBZk
— m i t ɥ (@ManlnTheHoody) July 16, 2019
The Grammy-nominated musician responded to fans’ questions about the twerkpit, saying that she wants to create a safe space for dancing at shows and that she hopes the cordoned-off area will give fans the opportunity to show off their moves without being crushed by the crowd. More Soul Train, less mosh pit.
Really you can dance in it however you want! It’s about having fun, going nuts, not worrying about how you look & getting in the moment. https://t.co/tMJx8M2M4M
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) July 16, 2019
Azalea is set to perform on July 19 in Hollywood, California and play New York on July 24 before heading to Europe in the fall. Friday also marks the release of Iggy’s highly-anticipated second studio album, In My Defense. The album is set to arrive five years after the Australian artist’s debut album The New Classic, which included the singles “Fancy” with Charli XCX, “Change Your Life” with T.I., “Work” and “Black Widow” with Rita Ora.
Record label changes and scrapped albums attributed to the long stretch of time between the two records, with Iggy releasing solo singles in the interim and working with other artists, including Jennifer Lopez, who dropped the very twerkpit-appropriate “Booty.” Iggy also announced on social media this week that she plans to drop a new video and song with Kash Doll on Friday. We assume it will incite twerking.
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