Iggy Azalea feels ‘violated’ after her nude photos were leaked online. The rapper issued a statement.
The Fancy singer has deactivated all her social media accounts after her nude pictures were leaked online. Before deactivating, Azalea posted a statement on Twitter saying, “Today I am a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this – but also because of the vile way people have reacted.”
She continued further, “A lot of the comments I see from men, in particular, taking things even further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regards to my body has honestly disturbed me.”
“The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming & makes me feel like throwing up. If you’ve ever been humiliated before in front of family & those you care about maybe you can relate to what I’m going through,” she wrote. “It’s like a nuclear bomb that explodes and not only destroys you emotionally but leaves a path of destruction in your personal life, effecting your relationships & people who matter most too.”
Iggy Azalea revealed that the photos were from a photo shoot she did in 2016 with GQ magazine and were never supposed to see the light of day. “Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public. A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.”
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“I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print. I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures,” the Australian rapper stated.
The 28-year-old concluded by saying, “There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”
Iggy Azalea will be pressing charges against whoever leaked the photos.
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