We know Iggy Azalea is the thorn in Kim Kardashian’s (ample) backside, as the rumor is Kim thinks her baby daddy Kanye West might be cheating on her with the Aussie stunner. But just who is Iggy Azalea?
Besides being a hip hop recording artist signed to Mercury and Grand Hustle Records, the super tall, leggy blonde is a model represented by Wilhemina Models (uh oh, Kim). In fact, she was just announced as the “New Face of Levi Jeans” last year.
The rapper was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly in Sydney, Australia, but raised in New South Wales. Iggy moved to the U.S. when she was only 16 to realize her dreams of becoming a hip hop star. Once in the U.S., she adopted her rapper name, which she supposedly derived from her the name of her old dog and the street on which she was raised. Wait — isn’t that how you get your porn name?
The singer was first signed by rapper Jefe “Wine-O” Wine, whom she briefly dated when she was 18. Though they eventually broke up, her music was released via iTunes under Wine-O’s label. Eventually, however, she started her own YouTube channel, where she uploaded some freestyle videos. It was the viral nature of these videos that launched her into stardom, and initiated the making of her first music video for a song entitled “Pu$$y”.
Kanye has allegedly been trying to get Iggy under his new label (no, that’s not a euphemism). Iggy has turned him down thus far, however, knowing there would be kinks to be worked out with a new organization. The Aussie rapper also said Kanye wanted her to be in his “N*ggas in Paris” video, but that didn’t work out either. But, as she told Acclaim, “I met him and we had a conversation and he wanted me to be in it,” going on to say, “He’s doing this new label...he wanted me to become involved in all of that.”
Hmmm...wonder what “all of that” entails? What many observers have noted is that the young blonde, who looks like a hybrid of old-school Madonna and a younger, curvier Portia de Rossi, has a super voluptuous figure. In fact, many are saying her curves, including her bodacious booty, could easily rival Kim’s pre-pregnancy bod.
What do you think — are the rumors much ado about nothing, or is this a case of where there’s smoke, there’s fire?
Source: Acclaim via Complex Music, Global Grind, Idolator, Enstars