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Iggy Azalea hits back at online bullies

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Jun 03, 2014 | 11:14am EDT

Hip-hop star Iggy Azalea has taken aim at cyberbullies in a Twitter.com rant after fans of rival rapper Nicki Minaj bombarded her with nasty messages following the success of her hit song Fancy. The Australian hitmaker made chart history last week (ends30May14) when her catchy song hit the top of America's Billboard Hot 100 and her Problem collaboration with Ariana Grande landed in second place, making her the first artist since The Beatles in 1964 to score the top two spots with her first pair of Hot 100 hits. The feat also made Azalea only the fourth solo female rapper ever to top the Hot 100 countdown, joining the ranks of Lauryn Hill, Lil' Kim and Ludacris' former protegee Shawnna. However, her success turned her into a Twitter target for some jealous Minaj devotees, who blasted her and her followers online, and now Azalea has hit back. In a series of angry posts, she writes, "Just remember while your (sic) all at home online cracking jokes about artists etc that most of you have done NOTHING. NOTHING! With your lives. Don't flex (boast about) someone else's achievements. So many of you Internet kids quote the feats of others as if they were your own... "And just to clarify for anyone who didn't understand that last statement goes out to people who bully others... Someone who's (sic) music you love doing great should never be an excuse to be awful to others. That's my point I suppose." Azalea ended her Twitter rant by sharing a few words of advice to her haters: "I just find it really disgusting. Don't be cruel to one another. And learn to understand how much work it takes to achieve anything in life. "Success should be celebrated and not used as an excuse to be awful to others, especially when it's not even your own. That was my point. It was a positive but aggressive point." Minaj has yet to comment on her followers' actions, but she recently revealed she had nothing but praise for Azalea, stating: "I think that congratulations is in order. Her single is doing really, really well and I think that's a good thing. One thing I'm not is a hater."

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