Iggy Azalea Addresses Nude Photo Leak
Iggy Azalea is known for showing off her curves on the gram (and on stage) all the time — but the latest photos to leak went out without her consent. The “Fancy” rapper spent her Memorial Day holiday addressing the images that were leaked over the weekend on Twitter.
Iggy posted a now-deleted message from her notes app explaining that the pictures were outtakes from a 2016 GQ photoshoot that were never intended for public release.
“Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public,” she explained. “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.”
“I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print,” she continued. “I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures.”
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected,” Azalea added.
The photographer from the shoot also addressed the situation, expressing his sympathies to all parties affected and expressing his own outrage.
Iggy’s message also conveyed how the aftermath of the leak has left her feeling completely violated:
“Today I’m a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this — but also because of the vile way people have reacted,” she began.
“It’s like a nuclear bomb that explodes and not only destroys you emotionally, but leaves a path of destruction in your personal life, effecting [sic] your relationships & people who matter most too [sic].”
“I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this. It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life,” she said.
“I don’t feel there is any where [sic] I can retreat to or that I have a ‘happy place’ I can wait in until it all blows over. Please think of how you might feel if the shoe was yours to wear,” she urged. “I have seen some really vicious s— written in the last 24 hours and it is too much negativity for me to handle. For now it’s best to keep my accounts deactivated.”
“Please be kinder to one another,” Iggy added.
Sad situation for Iggy. We hope the culprits are caught.