Iggy Azalea's stiff jaw blues

FANCY HAT: Iggy Azalea performs in Austin, Texas. Image Digitally Altered
FANCY HAT: Iggy Azalea performs in Austin, Texas. Image Digitally Altered Jack Plunkett

IGGY Azalea's chameleon-like ability to adapt to the American music environment has earned her a lot of fans - and her fair share of enemies too.

Either way, I get the feeling she's laughing all the way to the bank, so good luck to her.

I'm not Iggy's biggest fan, but you have to admit there's a bit of genius in her act.

So many Australian musicians have come before her, offering something uniquely Australian to the American musical landscape in an effort to truly make it big, only to be thrown back into the Pacific Ocean.

Let's face it, Americans can't relate to someone singing in a funny voice, so Iggy went over there and just started singing like she was straight out of the 'hood.

People still know she's from Mullumbimby, but she's got that accent sounding so natural that it doesn't seem to register with the kids responsible for downloading all her "choons" onto their little electric clicky sticks.

Even if her style isn't really my cup of tea, it's good to see an Aussie being successful in what I can only imagine is a cut-throat industry.

Speaking of which, it seems the torment of being popular has taken a personal toll on Iggy, who has blamed stress for the onset of a condition known as temporomandibular disorder.

Yeah, I've never heard of it before either, but apparently it is a condition which can cause one to tighten the facial and jaw muscles.

It would appear that with poor Iggy's jaw slowly but surely seizing shut, her loose lipped hip-hoppin' days could be numbered.

That means no more verbal gymnastics regarding the old Murda Bizness, I'm afraid.

In a few years, she might have to transmogrify into some kind of stiff-jawed country singer, wailing on about supporting the troops, driving pick-up trucks and smashing people's teeth out with pool cues in the honky tonk bars.

She'll of course have to slowly lose that big rear-end and start wearing jeans that sit about half way down the bum, so that the backside becomes indistinguishable from the rest of the back.

It's a big change, but I think the queen of adaptation is up to it.

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