Lorde wrote on her Tumblr, "bugs me how publications like complex will profile interesting artists in order to sell copies/get clicks and then s--t on their records? it happens to me all the time- pitchfork and that ilk being like 'can we interview you?' after totally taking the piss out of me in a review. have a stance on an artist and stick to it. don’t act like you respect them then throw them under the bus." The post was accompanied by side-by-side photos of Iggy's pictorial and the offending review.
Iggy Azalea then took to Twitter to agree with Lorde's stance, writing among other things, "I agree @lordemusic media LOVE to flop about, But when you're completely spineless Im sure its hard to stick to even ur own opinion."
The media will beg for free tickets to your show just so they can write about how much they hate it etc etc, I wish you could all see it.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) April 27, 2014
Complex responded to the criticism, noting that if they gave Iggy a positive review just because she was featured on their cover, "it would do away with journalistic integrity all together."