Iggy Azalea Releases Statement After Nudes Leak ‘I Feel Blindsided, Embarrassed, Violated, Angry, Sad’
Iggy Azalea has released a statement after nude photos of her were leaked online. Over the weekend, multiple images of the 28-year-old rapper went viral, showing her topless. Iggy released a statement on social media, explaining that the images were outtakes from a 2016 GQ photo shoot, noting that they were never intended to be released publicly. She also admitted that she had a range of negative emotions about the leak and promised to take legal action. She wrote,
“Today I’m 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. 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 went on to explain,
“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. 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. 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.”
See the full statement below.
Iggy has since deleted her statement, along with her social media accounts.