Add Steve Madden to the list of celebrities Iggy Azalea has beef with.
Just weeks after Azalea was at the center of a heated feud with rapper Azealia Banks, as reported by Inquisitr, the Australian rapper was apparently at it again on Thursday. This time, Iggy’s beef isn’t over Banks’ assertion that she usurped black culture for her own profit as a white rapper, but instead revolved around a shoe campaign with the footwear company.
According to the New York Daily News, the “Fancy” superstar took to Twitter to rage against pics that leaked from her Steve Madden photo shoot. The pics are now under lock-and-key on a now password-protected Tumblr page and her “rant” since deleted on her Twitter account.
“Everything in collaboration is supposed to be mutually approved,” the Australian rapper tweeted. “But Steve Madden did the most disgusting photo shoot ever and never even told me about it. I’m just now seeing it as its uploaded on some random tumblr page and I am livid.”
“I worked really hard on the creative direction of both the shoes and the shoot I WAS involved with and in. [The shoot has been] tainted with these God awful images that Steve Madden too appon themselves to create and share without my knowledge. Gross gross gross. I’ve been bamboozled with a tumblr page where everyone wears socks and takes unintentional crotch shots on pool toys. I’m in shock.”
But Steve Madden was quick to respond, releasing a statement that boiled down the feud to a simple “lovers quarrel” over artistic direction.
“This was a lover’s quarrel. We love Iggy and are very excited about our collaboration. When you get two artists working together sometimes there are fireworks. It’s our creative differences that allow us to design an incredible collection and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world!”
Iggy did eventually take to Instagram to clarify her response and post photos of herself in the campaign that she approved.
Azalea went into lengthy detail in the caption, claiming, “For the record: I absolutely LOVE these images, they are from the shoot I directed for my Steve Madden campaign.”
She also added that she is “incredibly proud of the shoes we’ve made together, as well as these images that I’ve been anxiously waiting to share with you all. What I had a ‘rant’ about on Twitter isn’t in regards to these pictures, it was about another, different set of images i wasn’t a part of creating that I felt weren’t reflective of my vision and direction for the collection.”
She closed by saying, “I just don’t support neoprene Jesus sandals WITH socks. That’s all.”