Why is Iggy Azalea mad about this super-sexy 'Maxim' cover?
Iggy Azalea just topped Maxim Australia's hottest 100 women list, but it's the super-sexy cover featuring the 24-year-old rapper in a gold monokini that's making her pretty upset.
Iggy, who certainly hasn't been shy on Twitter lately, revealed Friday that the steamy picture was actually taken three years ago. In a series of now-deleted tweets she posted Friday, she lashed out at the Australian division of her record label for re-issuing the head-turning pic.
"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," she wrote, (via E! Online). "Stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers."
"Australian label, I love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when I told you I would prefer for that not to happen," she added. "And now this morning I see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover. ... Clearly aren't respecting my wishes. A magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image."
Maxim Australia responded to Iggy's tweets, explaining that they were denied a new cover shoot and interview for their cover.
@IGGYAZALEA we couldn't agree more! We begged both your US management and Aussie label for a cover shoot & interview but were denied.- MAXIM Australia (@maxim_aus) October 16, 2014
Iggy placed no blame on the magazine, tweeting them back, "Maxim australia, thanks for the love and I'm sorry no one asked me. i would have love to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys."
But though her particular tweets relating to her label beef have now been deleted, Iggy did seem to have another thing on her mind Thursday night -- she seemingly responded to criticism about her authenticity as a rapper given her Australian background.
Lets talk...- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
As a kid loved rap but alot of lyrics were SO heavily themed around where you came from, it made me feel i didnt have a place.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
I shared my journey in WORK but make it a point not to mention much about any place wether it be where i was birthed or where i now reside.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
Because i approach writing as if I'm making music for my 14 year old self to hear and i don't want her to feel left out.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
to fill a song full of references about australia or any other place in particular would defeat the entire point.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
because the point is to defy the notion youre defined by the dirt underneath your feet.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
the point is for many music is more influential, relatable and inspirational than the place we live.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
I'm the product of how powerful music is and how far it can reach. I'm one of those kids and i love it.- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
and i love love love to see and hear about other kids from all around the world discovering that maybe rap music is for them too. :-)- IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) October 17, 2014
Clearly, Iggy isn't afraid to speak her mind!
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