Iggy Azalea: 'I hate seeing my idols turn into washed up popstars'
Iggy Azalea; if you don't know her name then you must have been living under a rock for the past few years. When the Aussie rapper hasn't been making hit music she's been making headlines, whether it be for celebrity feuds or daring outfits, one thing remains the same and that's her unwavering stoicism for staying true to herself.
We sat down with the 25-year-old Mullumbimby native in celebration of the Bonds 100th year anniversary with Iggy, the new classic, wriggling into a pair of old classics as the brand ambassador.
Despite her recent run in with the media and general public backlash we were fully expecting her to withold, but true to her character she was authentic, candid and...well...Iggy.
MTV Style: You’re originally from Mullumbimby, do you ever think about what you might be doing now if you never moved to the States to pursue a career in music?
I would probably be doing something extremely boring. I cleaned hotel floors for a while, so that was pretty awesome. I always knew it was rap or bust.
MTV Style: Do you prefer a good pair of trackies or a red carpet gown?
Absolutely a good pair of trackies. A red carpet gown is so labour intensive – you have to pick it out, then have it tailored (if it even can be), and then have a million pictures taken of you in it. A good pair of trackies is essential.
MTV Style: Do you plan on wearing a good old pair of Bonds cotton tails on your wedding day?
MTV Style: Have you thought about approaching Bonds to do a custom Bonds wedding gown?
Hmmm…I can’t say I have. While I really believe in the brand’s ability to think outside the box, I don’t know if I would go that far.
MTV Style: Have you picked out your dress yet?
Maybe I have….maybe I haven’t.
MTV Style: Have you picked out your bridesmaids dresses?
No, definitely not haha.
MTV Style: Has Demi (Lovato) helped you out a lot with the wedding planning?
I’m taking a pretty active role in every aspect of the wedding, but I’m definitely running certain things and ideas by my friends like Demi. Thanks.
MTV Style: If you could design a custom pair of underwear for Bonds called the “Iggy’s” what would they look like?
Hmm…they would probably just be a Bonds classic with a slight twist…maybe an extra splash of color or something simple like that. But I would basically play off the original as a general rule.
MTV Style: We love that you always take risks on the red carpet, do you have a stylist or is that your own personal touch?
I have a stylist, she is also my best friend Alejandra. She is my style muse but we definitely collaborate on all my looks…after all, I’m the one wearing them so I have to feel comfortable in my own skin when I’m walking down that carpet.
MTV Style: Do you have one particular outfit you regret wearing?
Not really…I look back at a few of them and think hmmmmm…maybe could have gone for a different option that night, but at the end of the day it’s all part of a progression in my own mind and also of my image.
MTV Style: Have you ever had any on stage wardrobe malfunctions?
Yes…I once split my pants at a Bar Mitzvah hahahaha. All the boys had their phones out in literally a split second.
MTV Style: If you could do a designer collaboration with anyone in the world who would it be with?
Hmm…I would say Valentino.
MTV Style: If you could be reborn which era do you think best suits your style?
Definitely the '80s.
MTV Style: Do you feel or have you ever felt pressure to look a certain way?
Absolutely, every girl feels the pressure to have a certain type of body, or be able to look good in a certain type of outfit. It’s only natural when there are beauty standards in play.
MTV Style: What advice would you give to young girls struggling with their body image?
You have to be comfortable in your own skin…if you’re not, you have no hope of becoming a unique individual.
MTV Style: You’re always so animated in your video clips – any chance you see an acting career in your future?
Absolutely…I actually played a small role in the Fast and the Furious 7….it was easy to miss, but I have actually started my acting career. I even have an agent!
MTV Style: Where do you see yourself in five years time?
Hopefully still making music in a tasteful manner. I hate seeing my idols from my teens turn into washed up pop stars. I definitely don’t want to ever be that.
— Zosia Mouland (@qixyxyvozezi) July 6, 2015
MTV Style: What message would you have for any haters out there?
There’s a song on my new album called “Middle Man.” I’ll let the music do the talking.
MTV Style: Finish these sentences...
When I was growing up I wanted to be…a rapper.
My best friend is…my stylist, Alejandra.
My first celebrity crush was…the boy band 5ive….they were all my crushes.
My current celebrity crush is…Nick Young
My my most used emoji is…I hate emojis! I don’t use them. Lol.
My most annoying habit is…refreshing Twitter.
The best piece of advice I have ever received is…if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
My favourite Aussie animal is…kangaroos, obviously.
My favourite Aussie slang is…trackies.
Iggy in three words…eager, excited, confident.
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