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Basically, when it comes to 2015, Iggy Azalea wishes it was as simple as control-alt-delete.
According to the “Fancy” rapper, it all stemmed from a feud with Azealia Banks – which began when Azealia accused Iggy of co-opting Black culture while not caring about “Black issues.” In the April issue of ELLE Canada, Iggy opens up about their beef, the perception that she dismissed Black Lives Matter, and every other controversy that landed her name in the headlines last year, from that canceled tour to her plastic surgery.
On Azealia Banks:
“We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years—before the Black Lives Matter incident happened. So when I dismissed her, people started to think that I dismissed the whole movement, but I wasn’t trying to dismiss Black Lives Matter—I was trying to dismiss her because it’s our personal sh*t. I don’t think the subject matter of her tweet was invalid; I just think it was emotionally charged and driven by something else, and the whole thing got so misconstrued. I just wish I had acknowledged the issue head-on because it made people think I don’t care about what’s going on socially and what’s happening in America, and I do care. Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said it in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious to the movement. And I wish I hadn’t gotten into a fight with Papa John’s!”
On her nose job:
“I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that shit so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway. I wanted to change my nose because I didn’t grow up with a bump on it—that happened when I got smashed in the face with a soccer ball when I was 16. Now I feel like my nose looks the way it’s supposed to look. But for how long do we have to acknowledge that I got a nose job? For the rest of my life? Am I going to be 45 and people are still saying ‘Nice nose job’?”
On her social media absence:
“I don’t look at the comments anymore. Well, I say that, but I’m only human. I love talking to fans, but then you end up in some random comment section and accidentally find things that can really affect you—whether you realize it or not at the time. It’s tough.”
Could this be a new, humbler, Iggy?
SOURCE: ELLE Canada | PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram