LOS ANGELES, USA – Iggy Azalea is known for her bruising battles on social media and Monday was unleashing her anger against a new enemy – a pizza chain. (WATCH: Webhits: 8 year-old Filipina covers Iggy Azalea’s ‘Fancy’)
The Australian rapper, who was nominated in two top categories at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, apparently dined beforehand on a pizza – simple cheese – ordered from US chain Papa John’s.
Several hours before Sunday’s awards, Azalea unleashed the first of a volley of Twitter messages charging that the pizza deliverer had handed out her phone number.
. @PapaJohns was my favorite pizza but the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 8, 2015
And the supervisors at @PapaJohns refuse to send pictures of their employess so you can identify who it is that steals your information— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 8, 2015
You know, to protect their privacy… Too bad they don't value the privacy of their customers also. #DamnShame— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 8, 2015
The rapper accused Papa John’s of violating her privacy, and attached pictures of unsolicited text messages from an apparent fan asking to see her.
@PapaJohns I ordered a cheese pizza but instead I got tons of calls and messages like this one. pic.twitter.com/fgKhydivXb— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 8, 2015
@PapaJohns and this is all your supervisor has to say about it #ProfessionalAsFuck pic.twitter.com/kyQMWQADSq— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 8, 2015
The pizza chain, in an effort at humor that has become common for US corporations on social media, replied to Azalea that it “should have known better” and valued customer privacy and then quoted one of her songs: “Please don’t bounce us!”
Azalea was not amused and by Monday had threatened legal action.
When an employee steals information it's called data breach. It's illegal. There are steps a corporation is supposed to follow afterward.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 9, 2015
They don't include tweeting out song lyrics to the customer making the complaint, it's really unprofessional. I want a real answer.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 9, 2015
You wouldn't expect a tweet that said something like "uh oh! Don't let him use up all your minutes girl!" From the company.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 9, 2015
I want answers @papajohns why is customer confidentiality a joke to your company?— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) February 9, 2015
The pizza chain responded to Azalea again, saying:
@IGGYAZALEA We’ve been trying to get in touch with you. Please follow us so we can DM you.— Papa John's Pizza (@PapaJohns) February 9, 2015
Azalea has entered a series of high-profile testy exchanges on Twitter, most notably with rapper Azealia Banks who has accused the white Australian of exploitation by performing in a noticeably African American accent.
Amid the controversy over her nominations, Azalea came home empty-handed from the Grammys. – Rappler.com
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