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Iggy Azalea (born Amethyst Amelia Kelly, June 7, 1990) is an Australian rapper and model. Born in New South Wales, she began rapping at the age fourteen, relocated to the United States at the age of sixteen, and stayed on tenuous visa records. She burst into public view with her controversial songs "Pu$$y" and "Two Times", but only recently made it big thanks to "Fancy" and her guest spot on Ariana Grande's "Problem". Her first album, The New Classic, was released in April 2014.

Has no relation with Iggy Koopa from Super Mario Bros.. Also, his redesign in New Super Mario Bros. Wii came about a or two years before she finally started in the music industry. Iggy Koopa is actually named after Iggy Pop.


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Discography:

Albums

  • The New Classic (2014)
  • In My Defense (2019)

Extended Plays

  • Glory (2012)
  • Change Your Life (2013)
  • iTunes Festival: London 2013 (2013)
  • Surviving the Summer (2018)

Reissues

  • Reclassified (2014)

Mixtapes


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  • Black Widow: Double-Subverted, as this is literally the title of her second biggest hit.
  • Boastful Rap:
    • "Fancy"
    • "Beg For It" is essentially "Fancy"'s successor.
  • Break-Up Song: "Black Widow", featuring Rita Ora on the hook.
  • The Cameo: In Furious 7.
  • Cluster F-Bomb: Most of her songs have a slew of F-bombs, as expected from a rapper.
  • Coming-of-Age Story: "Work", and really her entire album.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Her claim is that she moved to the US to pursue her dream of being a rapper. So naturally she started out as a Britney Spears-esque pop singer. Lets just say, switching to rapping was a very good move on her part.
  • Homage:
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    • The video for "Fancy" is one to Clueless, starring Iggy herself as Cher Horowitz (and even sporting Cher's famous yellow plaid outfit).
    • The video for "Black Widow" could also be a homage to Kill Bill.
    • The video for "Change Your Life" is one to Showgirls.
  • Pretty Fly for a White Guy: She uses Indian costumes and dances in the video for "Bounce". She's actually faced criticism by people who feel she's unfairly copying the style of black artists without showing proper appreciation and respect for their culture. Azealia Banks was one of her most vocal critics(at least before she got banned from twitter for making racist comments against people like Zayn Malik, which made her look like a massive hypocrite and made it impossible for people to take any of criticisms against Iggy seriously anymore).
  • Stage Names: Her real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly. She took "Iggy" from the name of her childhood dog and "Azalea" from the street she grew up on.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands 5'10"/178cm.
  • Talky Bookends: In the video for "Black Widow".
  • Vocal Dissonance: Quite jarring to hear a heavy Australian accent for someone who raps like she does.
  • A Wild Rapper Appears!: In Ariana Grande's "Problem" and Jennifer Lopez's "Booty".

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