Rap Genius. Blonde Bombshell. Wilhelmina Model. Australian Expat. What’s not to love about Iggy Azalea?
Wow. I mean. Why? I am blown away by this girl. Originally born Amethyst Amelia Kelly, the now hip hop queen dropped out of high school and moved to Miami at 16. She is the hottest Australian to hit the rap game since– ever. Growing up in the tiny 2,600-people town of Mullumbimby, she’s come a long way from home. Azalea’s manager got a call from T.I. in early 2012. He produced her EP in July of the same year entitled Glory and not long after, she signed with Grand Hustle Records. Later in the year, Iggy Azalea’s second mix tape TrapGold dropped, produced by Diplo. After several YouTube sensations in a row, her highly anticipated debut studio album The New Classic is set to be released in 2013.
When asked by Vibe about her growing success, Azalea explains:
It’s like you’re scared about it ‘cause you see a lot of things snowballing that you don’t have control over and you’re like ‘Whoa.’ And then, you’ll get scared that you’ll lose it too or that it won’t keep going. What if I fail? What I go back to regular life? What if I fall off? It’s like I’m scared to see what’s over the mountain, but I have a wolf chasing me and I have to keep going. I have to keep going.
I fell in love for the first time after seeing her music video for Work.
Besides sounding like Lil Kim, Azalea is drop dead gorgeous. I love the curves and the realness of her features, cheek bones, nose, hips. What is up with this girl? She was signed by Wilhelmina in 2012 and at the end of the year was announced to be the new face of Levi jeans.
2012 was a great year for Iggy Azalea, in more ways than one. She had haters lining up, including Interscope Records rivals Azaelia Banks, apparently for no reason other than that they have the same name. In an interview Iggy said they’ve never even met in person. Both girls are fierce rappers, but I love Iggy Azalea’s view of the world. She shrugs. Haters to the left.
Azalea has received press for her tumultuous relationship with A$AP Rocky. It seemed like a power-couple match. Iggy is coming in hot and A$AP is finally blowing up in his own right. I loved the pair. Iggy, a very private person when it comes to her relationships, got a tattoo on the inside of her pinky finger that read, “live, love, a$ap”. Maybe tattoo’s are small curses on celebrity couples. A few short months later, Iggy confirmed on Twitter that the “A$AP” tattoo had been crossed out. Easy come easy go. Either way, watch out of this woman. She is 22, sexy, trending, and unstoppable.