Five things you might not know about Iggy Azalea
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.