Iggy Azalea biographyBlond Iggy Azalea is called a rap princess. The Australian girl repeated the record set by the legendary The Beatles (only The Liverpool 4 and Azalea managed to simultaneously occupy the first two lines of the Billboard Hot 100), and Forbes included her name in the list of the most influential musicians along with the masters of rap such as Snoop Dogg and Jay-Z.
Childhood and youthThe rap princess was born on July 7, 1990 in Sydney, but grew up in a small but picturesque town of Mullumbimby, the population of which does not exceed 3,000 people.
The Kelly family owned a plot of land on which Brendan built a house himself where he thought his grandchildren would live, but the man’s dream was not destined to come true, since staying in Mullumbimby was not included in his daughter’s plans. In 2001, the girl first visited America with her grandparents. After visiting Los Angeles and Las Vegas, life in her native provincial town no longer seemed attractive to her.
Early careerThis period of Iggy Azalea’s life was full of contradictions. According to scrap data from various interviews, Amethyst lived with Derek for about a year, but soon broke up with him. Then her creative works, laid out on the social network MySpace, were heard by a producer, a certain Mr. Lee. To work with him in the studio, the beginner rap artist moved to Houston, Texas.
After that, the girl settled in Los Angeles, wherein in the fall of 2011 she released the first mixtape called ″Ignorant Art″, striking with its impudent and deliberately gross sound. The mixtape was preceded by a clip for the song Pussy.
In 2012, Iggy was included in the list of The XXL 2012 Freshman Class hip-hop edition, decorating its cover with her photo. Iggy became the first white woman who appeared on the list of freshers. The publication caused a tempestuous reaction in the hip-hop community, which, as you know, is extremely conservative and especially suspicious of strangers and women.
A little later, Iggy will make a noble gesture and apologize for her statements and for the track DRUGS, and will even call it tasteless, and later she will accuse black performers of racism and infringement of rights of white people.
PopularityIn early 2013, Iggy announced her plans to release a full-fledged debut album and turned to Clifford Harris Jr., known as T.I., a musician and producer, the owner of Grand Hustle Records. And although the singer did not conclude a contract with the independent label, T.I. gave her invaluable support in the promotion.
The long-awaited album ″The New Classic″ was released in April 2014 and immediately became a sensation, promoting Iggy to the rank of rap idols: the girl became the fourth female rapper who had ever entered the top five of Hot 100 leaders, and the first white female rapper who achieved such success. The record beat the sales record set by Nicki Minaj, and the famous track Fancy stood out beautifully in the first place on the charts both in America and in other countries.
Iggy won four victories at once, winning the Grammy as the best performer, for best rap album (The New Classic), best song (Fancy), and best duo (song Pretty Girls, the duo with Britney Spears).
Iggy Azalea personal lifeIggy has never hidden that her lover will be only a black man. In her interviews, she has repeatedly said that she does not see a fair-skinned guy next to her.
In 2013, the boyfriend of the rap princess was Nick Young, the Los Angeles Lakers’ star, whom Iggy broke up with after catching him in unfaithfulness in 2016.