Why Is Iggy Azalea Mad About This Super-Sexy 'Maxim' Cover?
By Antoinette Bueno
Photo: Maxim Australia
Iggy Azalea just topped Maxim Australia's hottest 100 women list, but it's the super-sexy cover featuring the 24-year-old rapper in a gold monokini that's making her pretty upset.
Iggy, who certainly hasn't been shy on Twitter lately, revealed Thursday that the steamy picture was actually taken three years ago. In a series of now-deleted tweets she posted Thursday, she lashed out at the Australian division of her record label for re-issuing the head-turning pic.
"I'm going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately," she wrote, (via E! Online). "Stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers."
"Australian label, I love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when I told you I would prefer for that not to happen," she added. "And now this morning I see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover. ... Clearly aren't respecting my wishes. A magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image."
Maxim Australia responded to Iggy's tweets, explaining that they were denied a new cover shoot and interview for their cover.
@IGGYAZALEA we couldn't agree more! We begged both your US management and Aussie label for a cover shoot & interview but were denied.
Iggy placed no blame on the magazine, tweeting them back, "Maxim australia, thanks for the love and I'm sorry no one asked me. i would have love to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys."
But though her particular tweets relating to her label beef have now been deleted, Iggy did seem to have another thing on her mind Thursday night -- she seemingly responded to criticism about her authenticity as a rapper given her Australian background.
and i love love love to see and hear about other kids from all around the world discovering that maybe rap music is for them too. :-)