Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX - Fancy
Adam Rifkin stashed this in Music Videos!
Source: YouTube Video
Iggy Azalea was born June 7, 1990. Clueless came out in 1995 when she was 5.
Seeing this video reminds me how much Clueless influenced Mean Girls.
And how much Gwen Stefani influenced Iggy Azalea!
When “Fancy” first dropped in February, it felt like something we could probably hear once a day through the end of August and never tire of, a “Hollaback Girl” redux by another platinum blonde with a propensity for talking about “her shit.” Part — I would say most — of that infectiousness is due to Charli XCX’s Stefani-like hook. This is Charli’s second top-10 hit as a featured performer, the first being Icona Pop’s “I Love It.” She makes a far more lasting impression in this song (and in the Tumblr-ready Clueless-themed video, paying homage to the late Brittany Murphy’s Tai Frasier), but it wouldn’t kill Iggy to shout her out in the outro or something, would it? It could have helped with what seems to be an overall branding problem for Charli. It is curious, though, how Iggy and Charli, our sassy male-monikered diva heroines, seem so distant in whatever loose narrative this song builds. When Charli sings about trashing the hotel, one just kind of infers that Iggy isn’t hanging out with her, perhaps because both of them are mostly talking in first-person singular. It’s “I’m so fancy,” not “We’re so fancy.”
The word “fancy” itself is key, too, put to similar use as Swizz Beats did in Drake’s 2010 track of the same name. Though Drake’s and (Azalea mentor) T.I.’s verses generally praise the titular fanciness of the woman in question, Swizz’s hook always seemed like a bit of a lyrical side eye. “You fancy, huh,” became something of a catchphrase of its own, usually used when someone is dressing or appointing themselves beyond their station, so Charli can’t help but sound a little self-deprecating declaring herself “fancy” in 2014. The joke in using the word “fancy” is apparently that actual fancy people would never use it. When was the last time you used it unironically in a conversation that wasn’t about Heinz ketchup?
She's right, it IS a Gwen Stefani song with a Clueless music video.
Iggy and Charli are such narcissists they only use "I" not "we".