Australian rapper Iggy Azalea was surprised at a concert when ‘Weird Al’ Yankovic showed up backstage and asked for permission to release his parody of her.
Azalea’s management hadn’t been returning Yankovic’s calls about using his version of her track Fancy on his latest album Mandatory Fun, so the pop parodist decided to take matters into his own hands.
After checking Azalea’s tour schedule, the 54 year old showed up unannounced backstage at Azalea’s concert in Denver, Colorado to try and secure permission to use the song before the deadline for the album passed.
Yankovic tells Australia’s Herald Sun newspaper, “I decided to fly down to Denver to see if I could ‘bump’ into her, talk to her and get her permission on the spot. As soon as she got offstage, I introduced myself, told her what I wanted to do and she said it all sounded fine.”
“I didn’t really preface my conversation with who I am but she was certainly very nice and friendly. Although she did have the deer in the headlights look at first.”