To say Iggy Azalea shot to notoriety this year doesn’t even begin to cover it. This time last year, it was unimaginable for soccer moms to even know who Iggy was, much less release videos of themselves covering her songs. But it looks like Azalea still hasn’t learned how to cope with one of the biggest side effects of fame — the paparazzi. While it’s hard for the average person to imagine what it’s like being aggressively photographed while scrupulously comparing orange juices, a new video of Iggy you gives you a taste of what it’s like to have a flashing light in your face while doing a seemingly mundane task.
Azalea apparently did not respond kindly to the paparazzi’s behavior this particular night. Though Iggy hasn’t confirmed it, the man accuses her of spitting on him in the video, cutting back at her by saying he probably now has ebola. Azalea goes in for the kill with her response.
“I hope you have Ebola, I hope you die, you’re a f***ing cunt.”
The video begins with Iggy already in full swing — furious at the paparazzi who has been following her through the market. The two scream back and forth at each other for a full two minutes, which culminates in Azalea threatening him that next time he won’t be so lucky.
“Being a musician doesn’t give you the right to sneak into a supermarket and take photographs of somebody buying eggs. That’s not a public space, it’s private. You’re inside a store taking pictures of people. It’s not okay. It’s not cute. And next time, I will have people with me that will do something to remove you.”
Iggy has since responded to the controversy via Instagram.
“Something is only “the way it is” for as long as one ALLOWS it to be. What I’m comfortable consenting a paparazzi do doesn’t require anyone’s opinion but my own. I don’t see why that’s hard for some to fathom. Judge me for spazzing if you like but you only saw the 30sec aftermath which was classy in comparison to what he said to us inside the grocery store where we discovered him lying on the floor after we had repeatedly & politely asked him to leave multiple locations during the course of the day. I don’t hate paps, just the really aggressive ones… I only treated him the way he treated me all day. Fair is fair playboys and girls. ✌️ peace out. Ps. Someone in the hotel room above me is getting pounded.”
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