Iggy Azalea is fine.
The “Fancy” rapper, 32, held nothing back in a recent chat with Emily Ratajkowski on her podcast. High low with EmRatain which she spoke about motherhood, cosmetic surgery and opening an account on OnlyFans.
Azalea joined OnlyFans in January, telling Ratajkowski she’s made “so much money” since debuting her new art project, Hotter Than Hell, on the platform. For her, success is a reminder of what happens when women are empowered to commodify their own bodies.
“I’ve made record labels so much money off my body. I made a lot of people so much money with my body. And I got the tiniest cut of my own damn body and my own work and my own ideas,” she said of her early years. “I don’t think I need to apologize for the fact that I want to commodify my own s***. It was commodified and I wasn’t even the main fucking beneficiary of it, so f*** that. And I’m enjoying it. I’ll do it anyway.”
Azalea pondered the decision to join OnlyFans for several months before going through with it. And while “there are boobs and butts and I’m naked,” she said the platform is just another way for her to express herself as an artist.
“I wanted to do certain things in this project that I felt like doing. How will they see it when everything is censored like this on every platform? It makes sense it’s coming here,” she explained. “Anything I felt about my nervousness or hesitation went out the window within two days. I said, ‘I’m so damn glad I did that.’ “
“I’ve made a lot of people so much money off my body. I don’t think I need to apologize for wanting to market my own s***,” Azalea said. “Having the confidence to say ‘no’ to people and not feel bad about it does wonders for you,” she remarked when she was younger, “it was often difficult for me to stand up for myself. I don’t feel like I have a problem representing myself anymore.”
The mum, who shares 3-year-old son Onyx with ex Playboi Carti, also opened up about the joys of parenthood and how her life has changed since the birth.
“I think I’m a much better person now that I’ve had a kid because it’s given me so much more patience,” she explained. “In a way too [it] forced me to really evaluate what I’m doing and my intention in everything I’m doing.
“I just want to make sure I make a good human,” she said of raising her son. “There’s so many things that come with it, so I’ll say whatever I do now I’m always a lot more purposeful because I have a son. I want him to see what I’m doing and, in a way, be proud of me.”
That was a lesson she learned herself as a child, having been raised by a mother who encouraged her dreams of being a rapper and later supported her decision to get cosmetic surgery — after going through it herself.
“I come from a very body and sex positive group of women who raised me and I remember [picking up] my mom about her breast augmentation and she was damn happy about it. I was happy for them and I didn’t see anything wrong with that,” she said. “What I took away from her is that she finally felt like she could do something for herself now that she didn’t have to answer to anyone else. “
Azalea continued, “It’s funny that you don’t have to apologize for what you want for your own body. The irony.”
“I haven’t had plastic surgery for a long time. I changed what I wanted to change. I’m really happy with the changes,” she said. “They went really well. I’m really glad I did. I feel really good with them.”
After all, she’s not “ashamed” of her breast implants.
“I don’t want other women to feel like they have to hide what they want to do all the time, too,” Azalea said.
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