Iggy Azalea Pops Off on Papa John's Pizza and Gets an Immediate Apology...and Then Maybe Some Subtle Shade, Too

Rapper alleges that "the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members"

By Zach Johnson Feb 09, 2015 2:00 PMTags
Iggy Azalea, Grammy AwardsLarry Busacca/Getty Images for NARAS

Iggy Azalea wants her pizza with a side of privacy.

Before she walked the Grammys red carpet (and became an internet meme), the "Fancy" rapper took to Twitter to wage war on a popular food chain. "@PapaJohns was my favorite pizza but the drivers they use give out your personal phone number to their family members," Azalea, 24, told her 4.2 million followers. "And the supervisors at @PapaJohns refuse to send pictures of their employess so you can identify who it is that steals your information," the Best New Artist nominee continued. "You know, to protect their privacy... Too bad they don't value the privacy of their customers also. #DamnShame."

Soon after, Papa John's Pizza replied. "#We should have known better. Customer and employee privacy is important to us. Please don't #bounce us!" the company tweeted, referencing one of her hit song titles.

Azalea didn't accept Papa John's Pizza's apology and shared two screenshots of text messaged she received. "@PapaJohns I ordered a cheese pizza but instead I got tons of calls and messages like this one," she tweeted. "@PapaJohns and this is all your supervisor has to say about it #ProfessionalAsF--k."

The "Black Widow" rapper threatened to take legal action against Papa John's Pizza, which is the fourth-largest delivery and takeout restaurant chain in the U.S. "I don't think data breach is funny," the four-time Grammy nominee tweeted. "I expect you to contact me to explain how you are going to rectify your breach of my personal information in a satisfactory and professional way or lawsuit will be filed."

The drama didn't end there.

Papa John's Pizza may have thrown some shade in Azalea's direction when it tweeted, "And the award for best duo goes to...Bacon Cheeseburgers & Pizza. #GRAMMYs." While it could have been a well-timed promotion for two of its menu items, it could have also been a sly dig at Azalea, who lost Best Pop Duo/Group Performance Grammy Award for "Fancy" with Charli XCX earlier that night. Instead, the coveted award went to A Great Big World and Christina Aguilera for their hit ballad "Say Something."

Azalea found a new ally in DiGiorno Pizza, which sided with the Australian rapper in the Papa John's Pizza debacle, tweeting, ".@IGGYAZALEA delivery. Smh." Azalea replied, "@DiGiornoPizza I know right!"

"Privacy of our customers and employees is extremely important to us," Papa John's Pizza told E! News Tuesday in a statement. "Papa John's has taken appropriate disciplinary action with regard to the employee involved. We are reaching out directly to Ms. Azalea and hope to resolve this incident and make it right."