Iggy Azalea’s topless photo leak garners emotional reaction from star. She spoke out explaining the details of the picture and what she feels about the leak.
The Story Behind the Images
Over the weekend, Iggy Azalea’s topless photos appeared online, causing a frenzy. The images are from GQ‘s 2016 story titled ‘Iggy Azalea Gifts Plastic Surgeon Signed Topless Photo’. The cover image for the story shows a nude Azalea covering herself with her arm and hands. Azalea immediately took to social media to post a lengthy note explaining the situation, after which she deleted both her Instagram and Twitter accounts.
Azalea’s since deleted statement
Speaking out about the issue, the rapper said, “A ton of status girls have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc. covering their breasts etc. I invariably felt they were terribly stunning covers, thus I jumped at the chance.”
She added, “I hadn’t seen different women’s covers leak thus I felt snug (on a closed set) to model for such a respectable magazine knowing solely the photographs with my hands covering would be thought of for print. I ne’er consented to taking topless footage for potential unleash, period. It absolutely was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ don’t print topless footage.”
She continued, “If you have ever been humiliated before of family & those you care regarding perhaps you’ll relate to what i am going the [sic]. It’s sort of a nuclear bomb that explodes and not solely destroys you showing emotion, however leaves a path of destruction in your personal life, effecting [sic] your relationships & folks that matter most too.”
Azalea said she was “a ball of negative emotions” since the leak. She also said, “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.”
GQ Weighs In
In a statement released after the leak, GQ said, “We were very disappointed to learn that outtakes from a 2016 photo shoot which were not approved or intended for publication appear to have been stolen from the photographer. We understand an investigation is underway and join the condemnation of the publication of these images.”
Azalea, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, plans to pursue legal action against the leak.