Iggy: Shocks are in store

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has vowed to “surprise” the music industry.

The 23-year-old star was born in Australia, but moved to America when she was just a teenager in a bid to make it as a rapper. Having enjoyed success with her song Work, Iggy is determined to continue defying expectations.

“Expect to get to know a lot more about me. I’m going to surprise a lot of people,” she told the latest edition of UK magazine Glamour.

The blonde haired star is currently gearing up for the release of her album The New Classic and is promoting her latest single Change Your Life. Iggy recently described her new album as “crass, ridiculous and vulnerable”.

She is also set to hit the road and tour with Beyoncé Knowles – one of her biggest music idols.

“I look up to her a lot – who isn’t a Beyoncé fan?” Iggy smiled.

She has continually impressed with her distinctive rapping style and smart lyrics and enjoys standing out from the crowd. The star even appeared in the Artist to Watch category at the recent MTV Video Music Awards, and has celebrity fans including Harry Styles and Rita Ora.

“It’s all about the bold print,” she explained.

Although Iggy took a risk leaving behind her homeland at a young age, she has no regrets. The sassy star realised she needed to be near her music heroes if she wanted to make it as a rapper.

“I moved to America when I was 15 – it’s the birthplace of hip-hop, so it was simple: go to the source,” Iggy added.

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