1. She got a fake ID when she was 13 and would frequent strip clubs in her hometown of Mullumbimby.
2. She moved to Florida in 2006 when she was 15.
3. She’s a fan of the film Clueless which inspired the theme of the “Fancy” music video
4. The name “Iggy Azalea” is a combination of the name of her childhood dog and the street she grew up on.
5. She’s signed to Wilhelmina Models, one of the top modeling agencies in the world. (We wonder why)
6. Until she moved to Los Angeles in 2010, she had no tattoos. She drove by a wall with the saying “Trust Your Struggle” and got it tattooed within the hour. “It just means that you’ve got to kind of have faith in all the roadblocks that you come up against while you’re trying to reach your goal because there’s so many, and sometimes it just feels like it’s never-ending, and that’s how I felt when I got that tattoo.”
7. She’s a fan of hillbilly tacos, a creation made of a taco shell slathered in butter with minced meat and grated cheese.
8. Iggy’s birth name is actually Amethyst Amelia Kelly
9. Iggy holds a record only held by The Beatles. With her release Fancy hitting the number 1 spot on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, her collaboration with Ariana Grande, Problem, hit the number 2 spot that same week. This makes her the only other act, other than The Beatles, to have the number 1 and 2 slots simultaneously with her first two Hot 100 hits.
10. Iggy didn’t originally plan to be a solo artist. When she started rapping at the age of 14 years old, she first started a group with two other girls, with plans to be like TLC. She soon disbanded the group because the other girls weren’t taking it as seriously as her.
Amethyst Amelia Kelly (born 7 June 1990), better known by her stage name Iggy Azalea (/əˈzeɪljə/), is an Australian recording artistand model from Mullumbimby, New South Wales. She left for the United States at the age of 16, to pursue a career in hip hop music, first residing in Miami, Florida, and then other parts of southern United States, including Houston, Texas and Atlanta, Georgia. She first gained recognition after the respective music videos for her controversial songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times” went viral on YouTube. In September 2011, she released her debut mixtape Ignorant Art and subsequently aligned herself with Atlanta-based rapper T.I. In March 2012, T.I. announced Azalea’s signing to his record label imprint Grand Hustle, as a result she released an EP executive produced by T.I., titled Glory, in July 2012. She later went into professional modeling, when she became represented by Wilhelmina Models and was announced the “New Face of Levi Jeans“. Also in 2012, Azalea became both the first female and the first non-American rapper to be featured on XXL‘s annual Top 10 Freshman cover issue.
After label conflicts, her debut studio album The New Classic was finally released on 21 April 2014, under Virgin EMI and Def Jam Recordings. The album debuted inside the top five of several charts worldwide and received generally mixed reviews. The album was preceded by four singles, “Work“, “Bounce“, “Change Your Life” (featuring T.I.) and “Fancy” (featuring Charli XCX). “Fancy” went on to reach number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, with Azalea becoming only the fourth solo female rapper ever to top the Hot 100. Additionally, with Azalea featured on Ariana Grande‘s single “Problem“, which rose to number two on the Hot 100, the same week “Fancy” topped the chart, Azalea joined English rock band The Beatles as the only acts to rank at numbers one and two simultaneously with their first two Hot 100 hits. Additionally, Azalea went on to pass Lil’ Kim as the female rapper with the longest-leading number one single on the Billboard Hot 100 and moved into a tie for fifth place, among lead women who have scored the longest commands on the Hot 100 this decade.