If there’s one thing we drew from Iggy Azalea’s interview for PAPER magazine’s November issue it’s that she’s not a model. Well, she is one, but that wasn’t a childhood passion of hers. And it certainly wasn’t how she got into the hip-hop. “Why do people have it in their stupid f**king fantasies that I was a model?” she says. “I would’ve loved to have been a supermodel, but I can’t f**king fit the sizes. I’m a six, not a zero.”
The magazine chatted with the Australian rapper in L.A. on the eve of her headlining for Beyoncé’s 16-date “Mrs. Carter Show” tour of Australia and New Zealand. For Iggy this will be a full circle experience, performing tracks from her major-label debut LP, “The New Classic” near her hometown.
In the interview, Iggy keeps it chill while eating a grilled cheese sandwich and talking about her career thus far. As the cover girl for their special nightlife issue, she also talks about why she’s probably the wrong fit. Wrong fit or not, she looks fabulous in Saint Laurent Paris by Hedi Slimane and Louis Vuitton pieces.
On Miley Cyrus new-found love of twerking: “I’ve been doing that onstage for two-and-a-half years. She probably f**king watched my videos online and decided to try it.”
On what she’s currently reading: “‘The Origins of Political Order’ [by Francis Fukuyama]. It starts at the beginning of time and goes up to the French Revolution. It’s about how religion turned into politics and politics turned into religion. Actually, it’s really informed how I look at the music industry.”
On her new music: “Oh, these new songs are about loads of stuff. If I wrote these songs at the beginning of my career, they’d be about a$$ cheeks. All the songs. Now only one song’s about A$$ cheeks — out of sixteen. That’s growth right there.”
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