Iggy Azalea Left Social Media Over Nude Photo Leak
Something you probably know about modelling is that photoshoots take a lot of shots that don’t get used. The five to ten pictures that end up in a magazine are chosen from hundreds taken during the shoot. Some of them are never even meant to be used.
This is what happened when Iggy Azalea posed topless for GQ Australia a few years ago. She meant to take photos where she was covering her bare breasts with her hands and arms, but inevitably some photos of her with her breasts exposed were taken. According to her, those were never meant to be seen publicly.
“Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public,” Azalea wrote. “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand ect Covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.”
“I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print,” she continued. “I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures.”
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected,” the rapper explained.
I’m not going to post or comment on the pictures themselves, if you want to see them you should be able to Google them very easily.
That being said, Azalea was pissed enough to delete her Instagram and Twitter accounts over the incident, which seems extreme. It’s not like the leak came from social media, they came from GQ. But she did have a good reason.
Finally, addressing her decision to deactivate her social media accounts, Azalea said she feels there is no where she “can retreat to” or where she has a “happy place’” where she can “wait in until it all blows over.”
“I have seen some really vicious s**t written in the last 24 hours and it is too much negativity for me to handle,” she concluded. “For now it’s best to keep my accounts deactivated. Please be kinder to one another.”
She might be onto something with the being kinder thing. I’m still going to stick with being super mean, of course, but that’s because I have a brand to protect. Maybe not about Iggy Azalea. I mean a little. She should probably do some squats, that’s all I’m saying.
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