Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea (/əˈzeɪliə/; born 7 June 1990), is an Australian rapper. Born in Sydney and raised in Mullumbimby, she moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a career in hip hop music, residing in the southern part of the country. She earned public recognition after releasing music videos for her songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times” on YouTube. She signed a recording contract with American rapper T.I.’s Grand Hustle Records imprint in 2012, after gaining attention from her first full-length project, Ignorant Art, a mixtape.
Azalea’s debut studio album, The New Classic (2014), peaked among the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews. It topped the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums making Azalea the first non-American female rapper to reach the summit of the chart. The album was preceded by her debut single “Work”, and generated the US Billboard Hot 100 chart-topping single “Fancy”. Azalea was featured on Ariana Grande’s single “Problem”, which peaked at number two while “Fancy” was number one; Azalea joined The Beatles as the only acts to rank at numbers one and two simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 entries. She achieved three top ten hits simultaneously on the Hot 100 with the aforementioned songs along with the fifth single from the album “Black Widow”, later that year.
In late 2011, Azalea began dating American rapper A$AP Rocky, whom she met through American record producer Chase N. Cashe. She confirmed that they were dating in a January 2012 interview with Vibe. It was around this time that she got the title of Rocky’s breakout mixtape Live. Love. A$AP, tattooed on her fingers.She had claimed she was not the only one with tattoos dedicated to the relationship, just Rocky’s were not visible. In July 2012, Rocky stated they were no longer dating. In March 2013, Azalea revealed she had crossed out the “A$AP” part of the tattoo months previously.
She began a relationship with Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young in November 2013. Azalea and Young were featured in the March 2014 issue of GQ magazine. They resided together in Tarzana, California.On 1 June 2015, they announced their engagement. After a video surfaced and was leaked showing her fiancée at the time, Nick Young bragging about cheating while with Azelea, it led to their engagement eventually being broken off.On 19 June 2016, Azalea announced that she and Young had split.
In March 2015, while talking about her body shape with Vogue, Azalea revealed she had undergone breast augmentation, saying, “I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life,” adding she was sick of having to sew padding into her stage costumes and wanting to be able to wear lingerie without wiring. After initially resolving never to discuss it publicly as she didn’t want other girls to feel bad about their own bodies, she concluded, “But then, I decided I wasn’t into secret-keeping.”In August 2015, she talked about having a nose job with Seventeenmagazine, adding, “Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. (…) There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.”/Gjithqka Nga Pak