Iggy Azalea on Her Braided Grammys 2015 Hairstyle: “The World Is Full of Basics”

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Iggy Azalea wore a unique crown braid hairstyle to the 2015 Grammys in L.A. on Feb. 8, but she had a practical reason for doing so! Jason Merritt/Getty Images

One maid a milking!

To top off her electric blue Giorgio Armani dress, multi-nominee Iggy Azalea rocked a bold take on the classic braided milkmaid crown at the 2015 Grammy Awards in L.A. on Sunday, Feb. 8—and, as it turns out, she had a very practical reason for choosing the, shall we say, unique hairstyle.

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“[I chose it] for simplicity,” Azalea, 24, told Us Weekly on the red carpet. “And so I didn’t have to wear extensions.”

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Fair enough—though we couldn’t call anything about this style simple! The plaited updo boasted two thick French braids, which were piled on top of each other to create a sizable, golden crown (which sparked its fair share of memes—see them here).

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Iggy Azalea, working an intricate braided updo, attends the 2015 Grammy Awards in L.A. on Feb. 8. Jason Merritt/Getty Images

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But just in case anyone thought the Aussie rapper, who was nominated for four Grammys, regretted her intricate hairstyle—some tweeters likened the look to a basket, others to an American Girl doll—Azalea took to Instagram to praise her glam squad.

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“Oh! And once again I must mention, I f—king loved my hair. The world is full of basics,” she captioned a red carpet shot, then tacked on the hashtag, “#ByeBye.”

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