Iggy Azalea get back onstage after falling off of it at a pre-MTV Video Music Awards concert at the Avalon Hollywood on Aug. 22.

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By Brian Anthony Hernandez2014-08-23 20:37:22 UTC

LOS ANGELES — Iggy Azalea gave her fans a scare Friday night, falling backward off the stage, while performing “Fancy” during a pre-MTV VMAs concert at the Avalon Hollywood.

Mashable was several feet away from the fall, and heard gasps, screams and obscenities from fans. Guards quickly lifted a shaken Azalea off the ground, after asking if she was fine. Seconds later, the 24-year-old rapper returned onstage to thunderous applause. She laughed, finishing the song in the center of the stage with singer Charli XCX.

Azalea shared an Instagram video of the fall with her 4.1 million followers. In the caption, she wrote, “Sorry but it would be a crime not to share this with you all, I know I laughed. #StillFinishedtheSongTho #KeptOnRapping #TheShowMustGoOn.”

After finishing “Fancy,” Azalea told the crowd that this was her first time falling off a stage.

Azalea is nominated in seven categories for Sunday’s Video Music Awards — four for her Clueless-themed “Fancy” and three for her featured role on Ariana Grande’s “Problem.”

Fellow singer Jennifer Lopez was in the audience to witness the fall.

We dem girls…fun watching these two cuties perform tonight, @ritaora @IGGYAZALEA #jlobootypic.twitter.com/0MMcf3RxbB

— Jennifer Lopez (@JLo) August 23, 2014

Azalea is scheduled to perform “Black Widow” with Rita Ora at the VMAs.

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