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Iggy Azalea Defends Herself Against Paparazzo

by Rosalyn Oshmyansky 11:45 AM PDT, October 13, 2014
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Sure, rapper Iggy Azalea may have more AMA nominations than Beyonce, but she just wants a few private minutes to buy eggs in peace like the rest of us.

In a Star Feine video that has surfaced on YouTube, any hopes of a private grocery trip go out the window when encounters a paparazzo and engages in a screaming match with him.

At one point, the paparazzo accuses Iggy's friend of spitting on him and asks if the friend is infected with AIDS or Ebola. At this point, a fed up Iggy speaks up saying, "I hope you have Ebola, I hope you die…"

As tempers flare, she shoves a cart at the paparazzo and he says, "she's going to hit me."

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She then says, "Being a musician doesn't give you the right to sneak into a supermarket and take photographs of somebody buying eggs. That's not a public space, it's private. You're inside a store taking pictures of people. It's not OK. It's not cute. And next time, I will have people with me that will do something to remove you."

The paparazzo offers up this argument in his defense: "You wanted to be a celebrity. Listen, they want your private life. Go live in Nebraska, you live in L.A. Get bodyguards, you're rich. You can't be living the life and expect no paparazzi. You're famous!"

You can see the video here, but WARNING this is NSFW! This video has NSFW language.

A source tells ET that what we see in the video is only a small amount of the six hours of alleged antagonizing Iggy experienced from this paparazzo. The source says the photographer was following her earlier in the day when she went to the nail salon and she obliged and took photos, but after several hours, she was frustrated.

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The "Fancy" singer responded to the incident on her Instagram page saying:

"Something is only 'the way it is' for as long as one ALLOWS it to be. What I'm comfortable consenting a paparazzi do doesn't require anyone's opinion but my own. I don't see why that's hard for some to fathom. Judge me for spazzing if you like but you only saw the 30sec aftermath which was classy in comparison to what he said to us inside the grocery store where we discovered him lying on the floor after we had repeatedly & politely asked him to leave multiple locations during the course of the day. I don't hate paps, just the really aggressive ones... I only treated him the way he treated me all day. Fair is fair playboys and girls. peace out…"

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Something is only "the way it is" for as long as one ALLOWS it to be. What I'm comfortable consenting a paparazzi do doesn't require anyone's opinion but my own. I don't see why that's hard for some to fathom. Judge me for spazzing if you like but you only saw the 30sec aftermath which was classy in comparison to what he said to us inside the grocery store where we discovered him lying on the floor after we had repeatedly & politely asked him to leave multiple locations during the course of the day. I don't hate paps, just the really aggressive ones... I only treated him the way he treated me all day. Fair is fair playboys and girls. ✌️ peace out. Ps. Someone in the hotel room above me is getting pounded 💀😕😷 I can hear it. 🐇🐇🐇

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Iggy Azalea may not have kind words for the paparazzi, but she does gush over her boyfriend in the video below.

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