Iggy Azalea is opening up about her body these days. And the message she wants her fans to know? She feels “f***ing good” about it.
The Australian rapper dished about her full figure, her breast implants, and more as one of the Fresh Faces of May in the new issue of Marie Claire.
“I hope women think, Iggy Azalea actually has a body that is relatable to my body … and you should feel f***ing good about that,” the “Fancy” singer said when asked about the Internet feeding frenzy over paparazzi photos of her.
Azalea’s body has become a lightning rod of controversy since the Aussie rapper broke out into the mainstream in 2014. From her large posterior to potential cellulite shots of her sunbathing, Iggy seemed to attract the kind of attention most women in her profession would want to shy away from. But Azalea is resilient, refusing to give into people’s expectations of her body image no matter what.
“I’m a little scrappy for sure, but I like that about myself. Even with paparazzi pictures of me looking like complete s**t, and people are like, ‘She should try harder,’ I’m like, no. There’s something to say about not being so contrived all the time. You should hold on to that as long as you can.”
Iggy copped to E! Online on the red carpet of the iHeart Radio Awards last month that she did indeed have implants, as many had speculated in the past. Except, Azalea actually revealed she’d undergone breast augmentation, not the presumed butt implants many assumed she’d gotten. And she wasn’t shy about expressing her satisfaction with the results.
“I love them so much I had to talk about them. Everybody did say, ‘I don’t think you need to say it because no one will ever know because they’re so small.’ I said, ‘I know but I’m just going to say it [because] I’m a blabber mouth!’ “
Aside from general giddiness over Azalea’s implants, it was also freeing for her to not have to keep secrets from the paparazzi or anyone else. “I’d feel better not to have some secret,” Iggy said. “It’s much freer to say it and then you don’t have to worry someone will dig it up.”
According to the Daily Mail, Azalea reiterated that feeling at the 2015 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards. When asked by General Hospital child star Nicolas Bechtel about the implants, she simply responded that she “wanted to tell women thinking about it my experience and that it can’t necessarily be a bad thing.”
[Iggy Azalea photo credit: Larry Busacca / Getty Images]