Iggy Azalea Talks Style, Signature Ponytail + What Her Movement Means for Women

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012

What movement do you think you’re directly or indirectly creating for women? You’re raw, vulgar and all these things, but some women take offense to all of that.
I feel like the women that do take offense from it, you’re probably already happy with the current state of what’s socially acceptable for a woman. I’m not really making it for you because you’re already happy with your situation and your environment, so it’s not really for you. I just think there are a lot of things that’s okay for men to say and it’s shunned upon for women and I’m not even talking about sleeping around and all that other stuff. It’s just what we want to say and being powerful. I think it’s really unfair.  Women, we have to pretend to be one way all the time or we’re crucified. It makes you scared to be like, ‘Hey, I like this.’

Your fans are calling themselves “Azaleans.” Did you come up with that?
Somebody tweeted it to me, and I’m like, I love it! It sounds like Amazon woman slash alieans. [Laughs] I’m with it! I retweeted it, and they just went crazy with it. It was the number 2 trending topic worldwide in like 20 minutes. I love it; they made it up.

That’s impact of culture. What’s the one thing you feel people should know about Amethyst, the real you?
I think people think that I’m way more serious and hard-natured when I am. I’m not. I think when you rap, and you’re a girl, you have this persona and it has to be masculine and hard because you’re competing with the boys. It’s just like if you’re playing football in a league of guys. You gotta be tough on the field, but when I’m off the field, I’m not all that tough all the time.  I’m still a girl, and I still like doing regular girl shit. And I like having a boyfriend and making crepes, watching TV.. I’m not always this super bitch, crazy rap girl. People start to idolize it so much that they forget I’m a regular person.

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