Iggy Azalea Talks Twerking, Dating, & Evolution with Paper Magazine

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea is a picture of perfection on the October cover of Paper. Although she rarely goes out or even drinks (she prefers red wine these days), the 23-year-old blonde beauty is the subject of the magazine’s nightlife issue. The rapper-turned-model struts in Saint Laurent, Louis Vuitton, and Gap in the high-fashion shoot by Harper Smith.

In the issue, she speaks about her rise to stardom, the twerking phenomenon, dating, and her ex-boyfriend A$AP Rocky.

Iggy, who will release her Change Your Life EP on Oct. 8, will join Beyoncé on the Australian leg of her “Mrs. Carter Show World Tour” on Oct. 17.

See more from the issue below.

On twerking: “I’ve been doing that onstage for two-and-a-half years. [Miley] probably fucking watched my videos online and decided to try it.”

On her relationship with Grand Hustle: “T.I.’s family. I’ll always be loyal to him.”

On performing in Australia: “It’ll be weird when my parents are there. Not because of the dancing or the sexuality, but because they created me. There will be fans screaming for me, but my parents know the real side of me. The side that’s not cool.”

On how she got her stage name: “When I was a kid, Iggy was my dog. But he’d always get in fights and come home covered in blood. One time, he got bitten by a snake. I thought for sure he was going to die, but he’d always make it. Iggy was the runt of the litter, but he always survived. I really loved that dog. He was a tough, cool, determined fighter. He had all the characteristics I admire in people. When he got put down, I got a nameplate necklace with his name. People started calling me that, too.”

On moving to the U.S.: “I loved it here. It was like the movies, but real. I wanted to live in America ever since I visited. I bought a blue wig on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and I wore it everywhere. I thought people would think it was my real hair. Now that I look back on it, I’m like, that hair does not look real, girl.”

On dating: “Guys don’t approach me. I have to approach them. It’s so annoying. I think I must have a bitchy face, because guys don’t want to talk to me. It’s true, I have a mean face.”

On her evolution: “If I wrote these songs at the beginning of my career, they’d be about ass cheeks. All the songs. Now only one song’s about ass cheeks — out of sixteen. That’s growth right there.”

On A$AP Rocky: “We’re still friends, but I don’t have the need to talk to him anymore.”

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

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21 Comments

  1. Shutterbug

    Can we save the “growth” for the second or third album…is it too much to ask to have ONE album as your old self?

    PS: Ayo Tip, why you STILL keepin’ Xtaci on the backburner?

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  2. STAN THE FAN

    beautiful girl….i’m not feeling these pictures tho

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    d Reply:

    @STAN THE FAN, know the content of paper magazine before you judge.

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    rw Reply:

    @d, just what? they dont like the pictures, shut the fuck up.

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  3. Girl Bye

    going for the 90′s grunge look huh Iggy?

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  4. KenBarbUK

    Really she’s claiming Miley copied her twerking.
    This bitch needs to take several of seats
    You didn’t invent twerking and I’m sure Miley even knows you exist.
    So shut up and release this god damn album already instead of getting mad over twerking. How ratchet

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    Sushi Reply:

    @KenBarbUK, Ray Romano made twerking famous. Look it up on Ellen

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  5. Still Amazin

    So brutally honest unlike your fav!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & music that you can dance and twerk to but still with lyrics. I’ve been waiting since “Ignorant Art” (Do your homework) for an official LP from Iggy. & I’m sure she has what it takes to become the next big female hip-hop star.

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    Andy Reply:

    @Still Amazin, no she doesn’t.

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  6. Mf. fye

    Has Paper Mag always been killing this fashion game. I might have to become a reader. I really liked Ciara’s cover and This makes me see Iggy in a different way.

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  7. TrinaFan

    She’s so beautiful! Really giving me Gwen Stefani vibes in this shoot. Girl is gonna go far!

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  8. DRB

    In addition to music, she needs to be on billboards, runways and in magazines.

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    TBEAR Reply:

    @DRB, well she is signed by Wilhelmina Models for modeling as well

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  9. Anonymous

    Her face is so editorial.. If she doesn’t accomplish anything major with her music, she can definitly go far in modeling. Like for real..

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    TBEAR Reply:

    @Anonymous, well she is signed by Wilhelmina Models for modeling as well

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  10. BEDSTUYFLY

    BEAUTIFUL

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  11. Onika Miraj

    Iggy, I am TRYING to like you. You’re pretty as hell and your dress game is on POINT. You also have skills. But that fucking comment on TWERKING makes you look petty as FUCK. stop it.

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  12. bibi93

    Beautiful

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  13. Sushi

    But that is true. Iggy did twerk before Miley.

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  14. efcelewinskee

    She’s too dope!

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  15. Drea

    FLAWLESS

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