Iggy Azalea’s Message to Fans
“First things first I’m the realest”, raps Iggy Azalea in her breakout hit ‘Fancy’. That much is obvious if you know anything about the 24 year old Australian. Using money earned cleaning houses with her mom, Iggy bravely left family and friends behind and moved to the US at age 16 to pursue her hip-hop dreams. From Houston to Miami, Iggy worked to break into the business, and eventually found a mentor in Atlanta based rapper T.I. After record label drama, Iggy’s debut album ‘The New Classic’ is finally here, and breaking records. Iggy is the first artist since The Beatles to have two singles at #1 and #2 on the Billboard charts, and only the fourth female rapper to have a #1 album. Get to know rap it girl, Iggy Azalea!
Full Name: Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Birthday: June 7th, 1990
Hometown: Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia
When did you start rapping?
Iggy: I was always into writing. I started writing when I was younger, but not really rap songs, or even songs. I just liked to write. I would write poems and stories that would rhyme. I was into Limericks and poetry, and I loved rap music, and that led me to writing my own songs. I was probably 14 where I decided that’s what I could be writing. But I’ve always liked words.
How confident were you that you would make it in rap when you moved to the US?
Iggy: I think everybody has moments when they wonder if they’re a lunatic, but I always thought it would happen. I never really felt like there was any other option so I think when you’ve made sure there’s no plan B you don’t dare think about it not happening, because that’s when it’s really scary.