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In an exclusive photoshoot, Iggy Azalea graces the cover of the March issue of French magazine “Liberation Next”.
Iggy Azalea has two possible covers for the April issue of Elle Magazine Canada (both options above), and you get to choose which one will be in stands next month, cast your vote at ElleCanada.com. Gorgeous covers, aren’t them?
Seventeen Magazine made a few questions to Iggy Azalea to which she should answer “NAY” or “BAE”, let’s see how that turned out:
Iggy Azalea is covering tomorrow’s issue of Sunday Style, a weekly Australian magazine. On the cover story, Azalea talks about her deal with Bonds, her new body image as well as the backlash she’s faced. Click on thumbnails below to see the cover of the magazine, and the two outtakes from the photoshoot we’ve added to our gallery.
Photos + Video: Iggy Azalea covers Seventeen Magazine September issue; Gets real about her plastic surgery
Iggy Azalea is on the September cover of Seventeen Magazine (outtake photos and photo session video right below article) and she opens up about her haters, her life in high school and admits she had plastic surgery in a toned-down intimate interview.
Opening up for the first time about her changing look, the Aussie rapper tells the September issue of Seventeen, “I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame.”
This isn’t the first time Iggy Iggs has had plastic surgeryâ€”she’s admitted to having breast implants. And as far as she’s concerned, there’s no reason to hide any of it. “I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.
Even if you’re not a fan a changing your looks, you gotta love her honesty! But if you’re thinking about having surgery, Iggy says don’t rush into it.
“Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time,” she explains, “so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice.”
She even did a lot of research. “I read a lot about nose jobs online. Some women are really happy they got them, and some women changed their noses when they were younger, and when they got older they wished they didn’t.”
There’s also much more to the process than the physical differences, too. “Plastic surgery is an emotional journey,” Iggy says. “It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourselfâ€”and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept.”
What makes us different makes us special, and if we were all “flawless” how boring would that be, right?
We think Iggy would agree. “It’s important to remember you can’t change everything,” says Iggy. “You can never be perfect.”
We’ve added few pics from the photoshoot Iggy did for the magazine’s cover story, have a look at them:
Up in stands, Iggy Azalea is gracing the cover of Seventeen in its September issue with a cover story that reads: “Iggy gets real: About haters, high school, and her new look.”
If anyone gets it, please send scans to email@example.com 🙂
From Vogue.com: Sometimes, when Iggy Azalea wakes up in the morning, she resolves that starting today, she is going to be fashionable! She will never wear sweatpants again! But then, as soon as she starts doing her makeup, â€œthe dressing gown slips back into existence,â€ she says, â€œand I feed a dog.â€
Azalea is confessing this ambivalence about the rigors of dressing up over a tuna melt and French fries at Toast in Los Angeles. We are seated at an outdoor tableâ€”which Azalea requested, having rejected a quiet interior perch. Itâ€™s unclear whether the fact that this makes us paparazzi bait is something she is more than OK with, or if she just likes the sunshineâ€”but in any case, the photographers are massed across the street, along with a parade of weeping little girls brandishing schoolbooks and begging for autographs, lending a Day of the Locust vibe to whatâ€™s already become a surprisingly candid lunch.
Azalea (real nameâ€”and such a pretty name!â€”Amethyst Amelia Kelly) is clad in a huge Proenza Schouler sweater; hand-me-down jeans from her live-in partner, Lakers forward-guard Nick Young; and a black Borsalino-esque hat. She arrived in the States eight years ago from Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia, where she distinguished herself early on by trolling around town at age ten in a Chinese robe and lime-green platform shoes. Growing up, she was infatuated with Missy Elliott and Tupac Shakur, and even had a rap trio with two other girls. â€œI was very obsessed with being a child prodigy,â€ she remembers. â€œI liked the idea of doing something seemingly impossible in a field without women.â€
Now 24, Azalea is, in fact, one of a very few wildly successful white female rappers, with her song â€œFancyâ€ reaching the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart last spring; that same week, her collaboration with Ariana Grande on the single â€œProblemâ€ went to number two, which meant that Azalea joined the Beatles as the only artists to hold the top two slots simultaneously with their first two hits. She began work on her second studio album in January, and later this year sheâ€™ll head out on a 21-city North American tour, which sheâ€™ll then take around the world. Azalea announced her tour, of course, via Twitterâ€”where, even more than most young celebrities of the moment, sheâ€™s established a constant (and often extremely frank) dialogue with her fans and followers.
Jennifer Hudsonâ€”who was featured on Azaleaâ€™s song â€œTrouble,â€ for which Azalea also wrote a treatment and directed a videoâ€”credits Azalea with inspiring her creativity. â€œIggy is the definition of an artist,â€ Hudson says. â€œSheâ€™s unique and differentâ€”and is consistently coming to the table with a fresh perspective.â€
Azalea also has a lovely visage and a willowy physiqueâ€”at least from the front. But letâ€™s face it: She is also famous for an impressive backside, an attribute that has been garnering outsize attention of late. (The mysterious fascination with this body part extends to Kim Kardashian Westâ€™s much-discussed caboose and Meghan Trainorâ€™s mega-hit â€œAll About That Bass.â€) Azalea, who has collaborated with her idol Jennifer Lopez on a raunchy ditty titled â€œBooty,â€ uncharacteristically downplays the obsession, noting that, really, â€œitâ€™s about proportion. I have to have everything tailored because I have such a small waist. Iâ€™m a 2 or a 0 on the top, and a 6 on the bottom.â€
Azaleaâ€™s shape wasnâ€™t always universally lauded. â€œWhen I first got to the States, people told me I should think about modeling,â€ she says. â€œSo I went to a few agencies, but once they measured my bodyâ€â€”she stands five feet ten inchesâ€”â€œthey didnâ€™t like me anymore.â€ Being told she should lose some weight and get a nose job had the predictable effect on her confidence: â€œI was looking in the mirror a little differently.â€
It is slightly stunning, then, when I ask the rather routine question â€œWhat would you change about your body?â€ and she replies, popping a French fry in her mouth and not blinking an eye, â€œI did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! Iâ€™d thought about it my entire life.â€ She says she was sick of having to sew padding into her stage costumes and wanted to be able to wear lingerie without wiring. At first she resolved never to discuss this publicly; she didnâ€™t want girlsâ€”so many of her fans are barely high school ageâ€”to feel bad about their own bodies. â€œBut then,â€ she says, â€œI decided I wasnâ€™t into secret-keeping.â€
To celebrate her new shape, we decide to hit Barneys for some early spring shopping. Azalea shakes off her bodyguard, deciding the best way to get there is in her white Ferrari convertible. We take a short but terrifying road tripâ€”photographers shooting at us from either side! Paparazzi pileup imminent!â€”and, by some miracle, arrive safely.
â€œShopping requires so much imagination,â€ she says, bemoaning the fact that some of the things she loves donâ€™t suit herâ€”she alleges that a Row dress with a wide hem will make her look frumpy; a high-waisted Dries Van Noten confection, meanwhile, is stunning, though she laments that her curves â€œwill make it look like a lampshade.â€ But she immediately snaps up a pair of white leather Proenza espadrilles, falls in love with roomy Stella McCartney jeans featuring wrestler-mask patches, and crushes on a gloriously expansive blue-and-white organza Balenciaga coat. (She also rises to the red-carpet occasion splendidlyâ€”witness the artfully slashed, bright-blue custom Giorgio Armani evening dress she rocked at the Grammys.)
Azalea hates changing roomsâ€”which may be why she falls for a ChloÃ© poncho that can, she says, be tossed over thermals, making her legs and shoes the only thing she has to worry about. â€œAll of a sudden I am fabulous!â€ she says. â€œI want to be superfabulousâ€”but also lazy.â€
Iggy Azalea has given an interview with accompanying photoshoot for GQ Magazine that is set to be featured in their February edition, they have disclosed a few things on their website, as you can read below: (We added the photo above in full to our gallery, click on thumbnail below to open it)
Let’s unscrew Iggy Azalea, human Vegemite. The salty Australian export is an acquired taste, as passionately adored as she is derided by nose-pinching purists. But Iggy’s lippy, exuberantly defiant belief that white women can rapâ€”specifically white six-foot-tall ex-maids with the acid-tripped Technicolor stylings of Saved by the Bellâ€”has earned her four Grammy nominations, four smash singles, and a take-that chart record that is shared only by the Beatlesâ€”that record being for simultaneously charting songs at No. 1 and No. 2 as her first two singles, one of which comes off her earwormy debut, The New Classic. She talks to us about interior decorating, Madonna’s tour, and what helps shield against the hate.
GQ: You did a lot in 2014, and you’re up for four Grammys. What’s ahead?
Iggy Azalea: I try not to have too many different goals, because then if they don’t happen, you can be disappointed. You might overlook the fact that you might still be having a great life. I just set immediate goals for myself; the only thing I’m thinking about at the moment is having a great second album and doing a great job on my tour that I have coming up, because it’s my first arena tour. And I’d like it to not be my last arena tour.
That’s gonna be huge. What are you most focused on for the show?
Everything. Concept. Tour posters. I want everything to be rightâ€”everything, from the tour book to what someone wears. Even the right faces for the dancers, and their attitude. Everything is equally important. At the moment, I’m just trying to work on the initial stage design and making a stage that I feel like can engage with many people in an arena that big. So I’m doing something maybe not very traditional, and I’m working on that. Then tour posters.
When you say goals can distract you from the fact that you have a great life, what in your own life do you look at and think, “I have it good”?
I think probably waking up every day in my beautiful houseâ€”the new house with my boyfriend [Nick Young], the month or two that we’ve been in it. I’m just getting to that point now, with the home, where we’re getting all the furniture, and it’s been really exciting to feel like I’m home. And when I’m walking down the hallway and I see all this great stuff in such a nice house, it’s hard to think you have it tough. You have to be thankful for that! So I’m happy. That definitely reminds me every day that you should enjoy this shit.
Have you been doing up the house yourself? What’s your style?
I’ve been decorating it. I’d say it’s a traditional East Coast/Hamptonsâ€“style house. That’s the kind of vibe I think the house has. Like, contemporary and still usable. I just bought a Patrick Nagel original painting for my house the other day, so it’s very homey, but I have some cool artwork that makes it seem like it’s not as old-lady-ish.
You’ve got a unique, honed sense of style. What are your aesthetic touch points?
I think it depends. Everything’s different. Like with my house, I want it to feel calm and warm and different, but onstage I really tend to go a lot bolder, brighter, and crazy, aesthetically. I want it to be more stimulating than I would a house, you know what I mean? Like, with the tour, I just really like color blockingâ€”loud, just obnoxious-type visual things.
What shows have you been to in your life that you’re like, “I want my first arena tour to be like this”?
I didn’t get to go to too many shows when I was a kid, because they were very expensive. To buy a ticket to an arena tour that comes around was at least $100, and that’s a lot when you’re a kid. So the first show I ever went to was 50 Cent, and I went to other rap concertsâ€”which I was completely in awe of, but maybe not so much production-wise. The traditional hip-hop arena show is more focused on a DJ. I don’t think it has as many props and spectacles as perhaps a pop show, which is also what I would say my show is visually like.
One tour I really love that I didn’t go to, unfortunately, was the Madonna “Confessions” tour. I love that tour so much. It was actually why I called up Jamie King, who’s working on the tour with meâ€”because he left Madonna’s tour. I was like, I’ve gotta have the people that were involved in creating this. I love when the stage changes and transforms.
What do you want people to say about your shows?
My tour is called “The Great Escape,” and I think it’s a little bit surreal. I always think of Xanadu and Fantasia when doing up my tour. And I just want, not to be too wacky, but I just want a great experience and just felt really immersed in the whole thing. And I think that’s what’s so great about arenasâ€”because they’re just so dark and black, and it’s just like this little bubble universe. Trippy, cool, colorful.
Fast-forward to the end of your career. What do you want your legacy to be?
You never know how long you’ll be in people’s good graces, especially in this business. So I hope it’s longâ€”but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. So it depends. I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a changeâ€”that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.
People say some harsh things about you. What helps you bear up under that?
Uh, awards season helps. Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think, Well, I don’t really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice. So having actual people who choose me, it makes me think, I have a place, and I don’t care what other people have to say about it. I was a fan of rap music growing up, and I didn’t feel like there were enough characters that represented me and my situation. So I think it’s needed.
What’s something you do for yourself every day?
I’m pretty normal. I like to just chill out, cook something nice, in my house. Just relax. Watch TV. Just kind of have a normal life.
What do you cook?
My absolute number one favorite thing to cook is chicken teriyaki. My grandma taught me how to make it. I left home when I was 16, and it’s the one thing I really enjoy. I put so much soy sauce and chicken broth in the thing and make it so potent that nobody else could possibly enjoy it! But it’s just the way I like it.