Australian rapper Iggy Azalea is shooting down rumors about an alleged affair with Kanye West and opening up about feeling objectified by the music industry. See what she says inside….
Iggy Azalea, who was put on the map as part of T.I.’s Hustle Gang group, has been making headlines around the world after rumors of an affair with rapper Kanye West gained traction.
Now, with an interview for the Australian based website, The Music, the Aussie “Work” rapper shoots down rumors of an affair and gives interesting take on the sexual objectification of women in the music business. On the one hand, she finds it disrespectful, on the other, she plays up the fact that fans can “google” shots of her A$$ she doesnt skip a beat with flaunting….since it means you’re “interested” in something about her. Here are the highlights:
On rumors of an affair with Yeezy:
“I was at the grocery store buying a rotisserie chicken to eat… and I ran in and got it and I was standing in the line, and you know when you’re standing in line and you see all the tabloid magazines and shit and I looked at it and I was like… ‘Kim gets dumped in Paris for sexy blonde’, ‘skinny blonde muse’, and I was like what the fuck? I’m looking and it’s my fucking face and I was like… [laughs] what? This is bullshit! I didn’t know we were having an affair until I was like in the grocery sure, buying chicken… it’s just like, and pictures of my butt, or whatever.”
On being objectified by men in the industry:
Even the other day, I won’t say who it was, somebody I work with in a label… and [they said] like ‘I like how she looked at the Brit awards, why can’t she look more demure’, and I thought ‘Fuck you, you’re a guy, you thought that that was a type of sexiness that appeal to you, something that was more demure, because you’re an older man, instead of something crass, me in a colourful pair of highlighter shorts, you still wanted me to be beautiful in your own way, and kind-of, to me it’s still objectifying me.”
On why she can accept being objectified by fans:
I think it is annoying to see that dumb stuff, and yeah it is annoying to be objectified, yeah it is annoying that there’s a million pictures of my butt … [but] people are always going to interpret shit weird, or like things for different reasons, and fuck it. If you like my butt, you like my butt, at least you like something. I just have to look at it like that, or it’d be so frustrating.”
Folks who saw Iggy’s “Work” video will see first hand that she REALLY doesn’t mind showing her a$$ to the camera and objectifying herself for the fans. We guess she draws the line at music executives telling her when and how to “show it.” Side Note I: saw Iggy in concert at the XXL freshman concert , and she was stiff ass a board and her ass was an board. SO if getting a lil ass gives her more aura and confidence I love it! Because she worked it in “Work”.
In case you missed it, watch Iggy “Work”: