Iggy Azalea Releases Statement Following Leaked Nude Photos, Will Press Charges
Hours after it was reported that nude images of herself from a 2016 GQ Australia photo shoot leaked online Monday (May 27), Iggy Azalea addressed the situation through a statement she posted on Twitter, and in the message, she said she was planning to take legal action.
Speaking on the matter, the former XXL Freshman expressed the frustration and humiliation she experienced after the leak of the photos, which she said she was surprised weren't deleted after the shoot.
"Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public," wrote Iggy, who promptly deactivated her Twitter and Instagram accounts after the leak. "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."
"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," she continued. "I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures."
As we initially reported, plans for the printing of the Iggy photos were purportedly aborted after she said she didn't want them released. Now that the photos have leaked, Iggy, who said she feels "blindsided, embarrassed, violated," is planning to take the matter to court as soon as the leaker is identified.
"I fully intend on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges," Iggy wrote near the end of her statement.
Read what Iggy has to say about the leak for yourself below. You can see what Nino Munoz, who was the photographer for the 2016 shoot, has to say beneath screenshots of Iggy's statement.
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