Iggy Azalea spoke out after nude photos of her leaked online and then proceed to delete all of her social media.
Photos that were outtakes from a GQ magazine photoshoot back in 2016 leaked on Twitter over the weekend. Before deleting her social media, Azalea spoke out on her feelings following the leak.
She wrote, “Today I’m a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this — but also because of the vile way people have reacted.”
Azalea continued, “A lot of the comments I see from men in particular taking things further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regards to my body has honestly disturbed me. The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming & makes me feel like throwing up.”
The songstress then went on to explain how the photoshoot came together, writing, “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.”
She added, “I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print. I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures.”
Iggy Azalea said that there “was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”
The singer said she hopes to find out who was responsible for the leak and plans to pursue criminal charges.
Nino Muñoz, the photographer who took the photos, spoke out about the leak on Instagram. He wrote, “I’m outraged and saddened to find out that images of mine were stolen and published without my permission. There is currently an investigation underway. Posting these stolen images is illegal and anyone who has done so will be prosecuted. I empathize with any discomfort that this situation has caused to anyone involved.”