Iggy Azalea has opened up to Marie Claire about her body and the enduring impact of “Fancy”.
When the I-G-G-Y isn’t busy confirming that she and Britney Spears will take to the stage to perform new collab’ “Pretty Girls”, she’s one of the cover girls for this month’s issue of Marie Claire magazine. The issue celebrates the “fresh faces of 2015”, and Iggy looks, well, pretty damn fresh. The controversial Australian rapper sports a black and red dress finished off with her signature pout and a seductive stare.
Following her shoot, Iggy sat down for a typically candid chat about those who criticize her appearance, how other women can relate to her and what it means to write a song like “Fancy”.
On people’s perception of her body online, she said, “I hope women think, Iggy Azalea actually has a body that is relatable to my body, and you should feel fucking good about that” and went on to comment “I’m a little scrappy for sure, but I like that about myself”.
Azalea also spoke about buckling in the face of pressure to change her appearance and self-presentation, commenting, “Even with paparazzi pictures of me looking like complete s–t, and people are like, ‘She should try harder,’ I’m like, no. There’s something to say about not being so contrived all the time. You should hold on to that as long as you can.”
As well as chatting openly about her looks, Iggy commented on the cultural impact of 2014’s “Fancy”. She stated, “I think it’s particularly badass that [Charli XCX and I] wrote “Fancy”. It was one of the most culturally impactful songs of last year, and two f–king chicks in their early 20s wrote it.”
Love her or hate her (most people seem to fall squarely in one category or the other) you can’t accuse Iggy Azalea of not speaking her mind, which is undoubtedly refreshing in an era of popstars with so much media training, they sound like walking, talking PR pamphlets.
Marie Claire hits the stands on April 21, when you’ll be able to read the rest of Azalea’s interview.