Five things you might not know about Iggy Aza­lea

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - MUSIC - — Kenneth Chaw

1 The hip-hop sen­sa­tion’s stage name was in­spired by her child­hood dog, Iggy, and the street where she lived, Aza­lea.

2 Kids, we don’t rec­om­mend this, but Aza­lea ac­tu­ally told her par­ents she was headed to the United States for a two-week va­ca­tion ini­tially. Lit­tle did they know the Aus­tralian artiste’s move would be per­ma­nent.

3 She’s a fash­ion model. Aza­lea is signed with renowned modelling agency Wil­helmina Mod­els who has inked deals with Fergie, Natasha Bed­ing­field and Estelle.

4 She raps with a South­ern Amer­i­can twang but speaks in an Aus­tralian ac­cent.

5 She’s not ex­actly squeaky clean. Re­ports of old tweets (now deleted) of the rap­per spew­ing racist and ho­mo­pho­bic re­marks have been mak­ing its rounds on the In­ter­net. On an­other oc­ca­sion in 2012, black fe­male rap­per Azealia Banks tweeted her dis­ap­proval of Aza­lea for in­clud­ing the lyrics “I’m a ru­n­away slave mas­ter” in her song, D.R.U.G.S.

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