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Iggy Azalea is an Australian hip hop artist born in 1990 in Sydney, Australia. In 2011, Azalea released her first mixtape Ignorant Art. She signed with rapper T.I.’s record label Grand Hustle in 2012. In 2014, Azalea released her debut studio album The New Classic. Her hit singles include Fancy, Bounce,and Work She has won three Teen Choice Awards and one MTV Video Music Award.

1 May, 2015

Marie Claire cover

Magazine Cover

Azalea appears on the cover of May 2015 issue of Maire Claire. She speaks out about her decision to embrace her flaws.

I hope women think, Iggy Azalea actually has a body that is relatable to my body…and you should feel f***ing good about that…I’m a little scrappy for sure, but I like that about myself. Even with paparazzi pictures of me looking like complete s**t, and people are like, ‘She should try harder,’ I’m like, no. There’s something to say about not being so contrived all the time. You should hold on to that as long as you can.

24 Mar, 2015

Vogue interview


Azalea gives an interview to Vogue magazine. She discusses what she would change about her body and shopping.

I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life.

24 Feb, 2015

On Air interview


Seacrest interviews Azalea during On Air With Ryan Seacrest about her career and collaboration with Jennifer Hudson.

I’m working on my second album at the moment. I’m at the beginning stages. I started working on it. I maybe only got a week of recording in to be honest with you since January. And then I started doing all this Grammys stuff, and then I decided to direct the music video for my new single with Jennifer Hudson called “Trouble,” so that took up a lot of time.

31 Dec, 2014

Announces TMJ diagnosis

Azalea suffers from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Azalea announces her diagnosis via Twitter.

12 Dec, 2014

Billboard’s Women in Music’s 2014 Chart-Topper

Azalea is named Billboard‘s Women in Music’s 2014 Chart-Topper. Azalea credits Sarah Sennett, the CEO of her management company, with her success.

I had a rocky start in the music business. I thought I was going to get this massive record deal, and then I didn’t. And I thought my life and career was over — no one would return my phone calls. Sarah heard my story and she said, ‘That’s terrible, I can’t let that happen to you.’ Without her, I would probably have no career at all. She single-handedly convinced everyone in this room to take a chance on me.

Wins two AMAs

Azalea wins awards for favorite album – rap/hip-hop for The New Classic and favorite artist – rap/hip-hop at the American Music Awards.

This award is the first award I’ve ever won in my entire life, and it means so much to me that it is for best hip-hop because that’s what inspired me to move to America and pursue my dreams, and it’s what helped me when I was a teenager to escape and to get through my life and to better times. And it means so much that I can stand here against Eminem and Drake and come out with this.

21 Nov, 2014

Responds to Eminem lyrics

Azalea responds to lyrics in the song Vegas which apparently refer to raping her:

‘It’s especially awkward because my 14-year-old brother is the biggest Eminem fan and now the artist he admired says he wants to rape me. nice!

20 Nov, 2014

Responds to Eminem’s ‘rape whistle’ lyrics

Iggy Azalea responds via Twitter to a leaked snippet of Eminem’s new song Vegas, which asks her to put away ‘the rape whistle’. Leaked lyrics:

Unless you’re Nicki/grab you by the wrist let’s ski/so what’s it gon be/put that s**t away Iggy/You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me.

Iggy Azalea’s Twitter response:

1 Nov, 2014

Maxim Australia cover

Magazine Cover

Azalea appears on the cover of the November 2014 issue of Maxim Australia magazine. She does not want to be on the cover, her Australian label sold the image on the cover without Azalea’s permission.

I’m going to publicly say something to the Australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately, stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers.

10 Oct, 2014

Azalea, Williams pending divorce

Williams files for divorce from Azalea. The pair are married under Texas common-law rule and Azalea denies the marriage. Williams:

We agreed to be married, holding ourselves out as man and wife and began residing together in the State of Texas on or about September, 2008.

9 Oct, 2014

Album cover release

5Azalea releases the album cover for The New Classic re-issue, Reclassified. The re-issue has six additional songs added to the album.

12 Sep, 2014

Ex-boyfriend sells sex tape

According to TMZ, Azelea’s ex-boyfriend is seeking revenge by selling a sex tape. Her lawyers say he wants to tarnish her career with the footage and is selling the tape to Vivid Entertainment. Her lawyers also say she may have been underage when the tape was filmed:

Any sex video would be the work of a spurned business suitor — aka the ex-BF — who’s just trying to damage her image and career out of revenge. Any footage was possibly shot without her knowledge or consent.

2 Jul, 2014

Responds to Nicki Minaj diss

Azalea responds to Nicki Minaj diss at the BET Music Awards in which she implies that Azalea does not write her own lyrics and she does.

I have to say the general explosion of pettiness online is hard to ignore. If I had won the BET Award that would’ve been great but it wasn’t my year & I don’t mind so you shouldn’t either. Generally speaking I’m un-bothered by anything that “happened” at the BET Awards and just feel worn out by everyone trying to make me have wars with people all the time. I hate to see everyone exhausting themselves on my behalf over things that I’m still not 100 percent sure even exist & don’t matter.

Cosmopolitan cover

Magazine Cover

1404322253_iggy-azalea-lgAzalea appears on the August 2014 cover of Cosmopolitan Australia. She talks about being a small town girl who’s smashing it.

 I just feel like everything I do, people are always like ‘She probably had sex with someone to get that… she’s probably sucking that d***’.’ I kind of felt honestly like, finally someone that [the press] won’t be able to say I had sex with to get it.

30 May, 2014

Problem video

Grande releases the video for Problem. The video is directed by Nev Todorovi is inspired by sixties fashion. Azelea raps, and Big Sean, appears in a cameo.

22 May, 2014

Iggy Azalea interview


Seacrest interviews Azalea during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about how she got Katy Perry to give her the single Black Widow when the single was written by Katy Perry for herself.

She had just put her album out. So I said, ‘Hey, Katy, why don’t you let me take this and do something for it? I have an album that’s just about to drop. And I would love to see it kind of come out for the world to hear asap.’ And she said ‘Alright.

20 May, 2014

Fancy performance

Music PerformanceTV Appearance

Azalea performs Fancy during Dancing With The Stars to promote her album The New Classic. The beginning of the performance is ruined due to a microphone malfunction.

I’m so sorry, but there’s something wrong with my earphone!

8 May, 2014

Iggy Azalea interview


Seacrest interviews Azalea during On Air With Ryan Seacrest and questions her about being on Jennifer Lopez’s album.

I love her. I definitely used to sit in my bedroom as a young girl and lip-sync Jennifer Lopez songs, so it’s very cool to have a song with her on her album. She actually only asked me about two weeks ago, so I didn’t have to keep the secret for too long. When I opened on tour for Beyonce, I had to keep that under wraps for months, which really killed me. So this is a breeze.

Jan 2014


Island Records releases the single Fancy by Azalea featuring Charli. On the Clueless-inspired video:

When Iggy asked me to play Tai, I was like wow, that’s awesome … that video was crazy.

1 Mar, 2012

Signs with Grand Hustle Records


Grand Hustle Records signs Iggy Azalea stealing her away from Interscope Records. Iggy is one of three artist contracted with the Grand Hustle label. Azelea says:

Tip reached out just to meet me, to say hello, and I found a position for him, conveniently, where he could be used. And he was down with it; that’s the truth.

T.I. recalls their conversation:

I think her exact words were: ‘It’s very smart of you to call me because I’m going to be smashing sh– for quite some time now and no one will be able to breathe if they’re not on my team. So it’s good that you’ll be here, so you’ll have oxygen.

Azalea confirms

I was like, ‘I’m going to be a bushfire that sucks up all the oxygen so nobody can breathe and you might want an oxygen mask.

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