Iggy Azalea and Sam Smith rocked the MTV Video Music Awards benefit concert on Friday night for the Lifebeat — Music Fights HIV/AIDS at Avalon in Los Angeles presented by Time Warner Cable. 

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Sam took the stage first performing all of the biggest hits on his debut album, “In The Lonely Hour.” The couples in the crowd held hands as he poured his heart and soul into “I’m Not The Only One” “Leave Your Lover” and “Lay Me Down”. The lights dimmed and Sam thanked everyone for coming before he sang the biggest hit of his career. In unison, Sam and the audience members bellowed out “Stay With Me” over and over as he left the stage.

Sam Smith


Now it was time for Ms. I.G.G.Y herself to take the stage and get the people dancing. Her DJ, DJ Wizz Kid, gave her an astounding introduction, to which the crowd only screamed louder. Then Iggy’s back up dancers walked on stage and the place seemed to erupt. The lights got brighter and the screams louder as Iggy Azalea came on stage performing “Change Your Life”. She kept up the energy with her raunchy hit “F**k Love” which the teenage girls in the audience seemed to really dig. Rita Ora graced the stage shortly after as they performed Iggy’s new single “Black Widow”.

The night took a dramatic and quite funny turn as Iggy performed her biggest hit “Fancy”. While rapping the second verse she tumbled off stage! Security guards quickly came to the rescue and pulled Iggy back onto the stage. She laughed it off as the crowd cheered her and Charli XCX on to finish their chart-topping single off with a bang.


She later posted a video of the fall on her Instagram adding, “I know I laughed.”

By the looks of it, Ms. I.G.G.Y will be as confident as ever during her performance this Sunday at the MTV Video Music Awards. The 2014 “MTV Video Music Awards” that will air live from The Forum in Inglewood, CA on Sunday, August 24 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

-Hakeem Animashaun