Iggy Azalea Reveals What She Gave Up to Make It in Music

by Zach Seemayer 9:15 AM PST, February 06, 2015
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Iggy Azalea has had a meteoric rise to fame over the last year, and the 24-year old breakout star has had to work hard and sacrifice a lot to get to where she is today.

While she's been showered with accolades and album sales, the "Fancy" rapper has had to fight her share of celebrity feuds and clear a slew of obstacles along the way -- but she says it was all worth it to achieve her life-long goal.

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"I couldn't have asked for anything different to happen this year," Azalea says. "Everything that I could've ever wanted in my career I've been given the opportunity and to have."

At 16, Azalea dropped out of high school in Australia to move to the United States in order to pursue her dream of being a musician. She took a job cleaning hotel rooms and houses in order to survive, and began working her way into the industry.

Now, with four GRAMMY nominations this year and a powerful seven-week run at the top of the charts, the Aussie rapper has secured her status as a music star. "I'm just so grateful," she adds.

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ET asks Azalea to describe her year in a hashtag, and the singer's answer is simple yet sweet: "Perfection."

Check out the video for more from the celebrated songstress.

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