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Iggy Azalea on Her Last Year: I Would Erase 2015 If I Could

Iggy Azalea on Her Last Year: I Would Erase 2015 If I Could

Iggy Azalea shows off her figure on the cover of Elle Canada‘s April 2016 issue, on newsstands March 14.

Here’s what the 25-year-old rapper had to share with the mag:

On her last year: “If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015, I totally would—that would be amazing! Oh, God, there are so many things. I think the Azealia Banks thing is what really started it all. We don’t like each other on a personal level, and that has gone on for many years—before the Black Lives Matter incident happened. So when I dismissed her, people started to think that I dismissed the whole movement, but I wasn’t trying to dismiss Black Lives Matter—I was trying to dismiss her because it’s our personal sh*t. I don’t think the subject matter of her tweet was invalid; I just think it was emotionally charged and driven by something else, and the whole thing got so misconstrued. I just wish I had acknowledged the issue head-on because it made people think I don’t care about what’s going on socially and what’s happening in America, and I do care. Even though I still hate Azealia Banks, I wish I had said it in a way that didn’t make people think I was oblivious to the movement. And I wish I hadn’t gotten into a fight with Papa John’s!”

On not looking at online comments: “I don’t look at the comments anymore. Well, I say that, but I’m only human. I love talking to fans, but then you end up in some random comment section and accidentally find things that can really affect you—whether you realize it or not at the time. It’s tough.”

On her plastic surgery: “I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that shit so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway. I wanted to change my nose because I didn’t grow up with a bump on it—that happened when I got smashed in the face with a soccer ball when I was 16. Now I feel like my nose looks the way it’s supposed to look. But for how long do we have to acknowledge that I got a nose job? For the rest of my life? Am I going to be 45 and people are still saying ‘Nice nose job’?”

For more from Iggy, visit ElleCanada.com.

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  • Naynay

    her first answer gave me chills ! yikes she still is clueless as fuck on what went wrong and that’s crazy, the azealia banks hate she has had close to nothing to do with the issue it all came down to her behavior (I mean the runaway slave master lyrics were years before any of it)

  • Naynay

    her first answer gave me chills ! yikes she still is clueless as fuck on what went wrong and that’s crazy, the azealia banks hate she has had close to nothing to do with the issue it all came down to her behavior (I mean the runaway slave master lyrics were years before any of it)

  • dcruz87

    Love her!! Amazing interview!

  • ✘RAZ✘

    I don’t think you get any of it. She addressed those lyrics years ago on Hot 97. The fact that you are still on that shows you don’t even know her story or situation. Only what blogs and trending topics say.

  • dcruz87

    bish what? sit down, she has SEVERAL reasons to DESPISE Azoo. and so does everyone else, she’s a complete idiot, ignorant and has said things a MILLION TIMES worse than Iggy (and still does without EVER apologizing!) and read the FULL interview on ellecanada.com these are just excerpts. BYE.

  • ✘RAZ✘

    It’s good she spoke on it. I mean she has to an extent but in bits and pieces. Now it’s out as a whole thought.

  • ✘RAZ✘

    It’s good she spoke on it. I mean she has to an extent but in bits and pieces. Now it’s out as a whole thought.

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  • Naynay

    I’m not still on that but the fact that she blames azealia banks for everything she went through proves she’s clueless about it all, azealia was just the cherry on top of the cake the rest came from her

  • ✘RAZ✘

    That interview was the start of it. Those are facts. That interview honestly made her the poster child of appropriation. No one was talking about that stuff until then. Yeah some were unsure of a few things about Iggy, but that really set everything off. Banks has been making the thing with Iggy a race thing since day one.

  • Naynay

    her clash with snoop was before, her problem with britney was way way way after, her problems with tip too, her non writing her raps herself problem was with nicki, her dropping out of beyonce first part was herself, having a beef with qtip out of nowhere, at some point if everybody’s shading you you gotta ask yourself if you’re not the problem, azealia was just the most vocal but she wasn’t responsible for everything else

  • ✘RAZ✘

    Snoop’s thing wasn’t about race issues at ALL. He was making jokes, and has apologized.

    See this is what I mean. People need to stop going to petty gossip blogs for facts. There never was an issue between Iggy and Britney. She bought both matching necklaces for Christ’s sake. That whole “beef” is fake and a misconstruing of people’s words. The fact that you ever feel for it shows you haven’t did your research to speak on the issue.

    Nicki never said her name. Funny you mention Nicki because not to long ago she was trending because people were saying ‘Down in the DM’ sounds like Meek Mill. Does that make her have a ghostwriter or not write her rhymes because people say so? No, that is hearsay. Check Nicki’s and Iggy’s writing credits and you will see them on every song. EVERY song. If I asked for proof you’d have none. With that being said this has zero value.

    Beyonce first part what? Do you mean her not being able to open for her every show on the Australian leg of her Mrs. Carter tour? That’s because she had other things to do business-wise and Beyonce understood that. And they never beefed so I don’t know where you are getting these fake stories from. See this is why you should go to people’s twitters/websites etc. Not some random gossip site fabricating for clicks.

    She had no beef with Q-tip. He just talked with her about hiphop because he assumed she didn’t know. Btw this convo came AFTER Banks’ interview and was the reason it ever happened. And anyone one else mentioning her with race came after the Banks interview. So it did actually start with that interview.

    With that all being said Banks released a Iggy sampled beat song I’m guessing thinking it was a diss that anyone cared about. Meanwhile it’s not better than the original song and no one is going to buy it or care about it except the little fans she has. While Iggy is about to drop a banger this month that actually will chart. And from what I hear EVERYONE likes it, fans and others who don’t even care for her.