Iggy Azalea – Black Widow ft. Rita Ora [music]
Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora come together in the single ‘Black Widow’, to bring us a song about a failed relationship that causes the titular black widow personality to come out and avenge said relationship.
‘Black Widow’ tries to boost the ‘bad girl’ image of Iggy Azalea to breaking point. While it isn’t as painful as her collaborative effort with Charli XCX, ‘Fancy’, Azalea still crams words awkwardly together in complete disregard for pace or timing. Half of the time she fails to rhyme, but more often than not, she simply ends multiple sentences with the same word as a substitute for creativity. She throws aside her Australian accent in favour of a poor Nicki Minaj impression.
‘Black Widow’ is a drab and dreary hip-hop track, occasionally lifted by the audibly satisfying hook. It shows off why Azalea’s debut album received such moderate and non-committed critical reception, because the track lacks the sound of any effort and therefore bears no reason for discussion.