Iggy Azalea endured another rite of passage on her way to rap stardom. She fell off the stage last Friday during a performance leading up to the MTV Video Music Awards. But don’t call her clumsy. She isn’t the first to take a tumble while performing.
In fact, stage veteran Jennifer Lopez warned her a while back that it was bound to happen.
Iggy recounted a conversation with Lopez when they performed together earlier this year in Chicago.
“We did a show together… And I said, ‘At least I didn’t fall over,'” she told Entertainment Tonight. “And she said, ‘It’ll happen to you one day.'”
“I invited her to watch that show, and I fell off the stage. I was like, ‘You’re bad luck!'” said the Australian rapper, who posted a short video of the fall on her Instagram account.
“Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed,” she wrote.
But Lopez was right. She’s far from the first to take a pratfall on stage.
Lady Gaga’s fell during a performance in Atlanta in April 2011, but did not seem to be hurt. She quickly recovered and the act went on.
She made another theatrical fall off her piano during a show in Houston, Texas, the same month after the bench slipped out from under her.
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith tumbled from the stage during a concert in Aug. 2010 in Canada–with a little help from axman Joe Perry.
After breaking his shoulder last year in a similar fall, Tyler fell face first into the crowd. Fortunately fans and security were there to break his fall from the six-foot high stage.
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