Aussie rap (?) star Iggy Azalea has often had to dodge attacks over her being a fake — from her dubious street cred, affected "blackish" accent to her questionable MC skills — but in a recent Vogue interview she's up front about her newfound artificiality: Her boob job.
Interviewed for the magazine's latest "Shape Issue," Iggy hardly hesitated when asked what part of her body she would change:
"I did change something: Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life."
Her reasoning? "She was sick of having to sew padding into her stage costumes and wanted to be able to wear lingerie without wiring." According to the interview, she breezily popped a french fry in her mouth upon explanation, batting no lashes, skipping no beats.
As both a feminist and a member of the Itty Bitty Titty Committee, I hate to body shame a small-breasted woman's decision to modify her body but what Azalea says next appears, again, dubious:
At first [Iggy] resolved never to discuss this publicly; she didn’t want girls — so many of her fans are barely high school age—to feel bad about their own bodies. 'But then,' she says, 'I decided I wasn’t into secret-keeping.'
I mean, I guess? She hardly cares what little girls think about her offensive tweets, but no matter.
While Azalea offers some semblance of some transparency here — a first in a career where she often dodges tough questions and free-style battles — her explanation seems manufactured. This would have been the perfect opportunity to broach the subject regarding the physical pressures placed upon a woman in the entertainment industry — and especially within the hip hop game — to uphold a certain curvaceous ideal.
Iggy attempts to keep it real in Vogue's "73 Questions" video, fielding several rapid-fire queries from the magazine over her likes, dislikes, and quirks, as she's filmed walking around her L.A. "home." The result is positively monotone and hardly revelatory.
Her favorite lyric? She has none. (Oh…ok.)
A song she wish had written? "Aquemini" by OutKast. (Actually, I get that.)
What's it like talking to the media? Apparently it's similar to speaking to a charismatic serial killer. (Girl, bye! The world's tiniest violin…)
Nevertheless, we get to see a few new sides of Iggy. Although she's still rather confusing. Remember this?
Images via Vogue.
Marjon Carlos is a style and culture writer for Fusion who boasts a strong turtleneck game and opinions on the subjects of fashion, gender, race, pop culture, and men's footwear.