Iggy Azalea and boyfriend French Montana came under fire this week while celebrating his 32nd birthday.
Some of the rappers’ fans weren’t pleased with an elephant wearing jewellery on its ankles and head being delivered to Montana’s backyard. After posting pics with the animal, the couple were accused of animal cruelty.
“I love animals more than people!!” Montana wrote. “Happy b-day to me. Positive vibes at the Casa.”
“Turn your life to a life time vacation,” he captioned another photo with the elephant. “Grinded all day so I can ball tomorrow. B-day officially here all praise due to the most high. #freemaxb #foreverchinx.”
“French, if you love them, you wouldn’t take part in this kind of attraction,” one of the hip-hop musician’s Instagram followers wrote. “They torture the elephants from a young age to discipline them into performing and performing tricks on command. Please don’t support this!”
Several Azalea’s fans also lashed out at the “Fancy” rapper. “Elephants don’t deserve abuse! Elephants shouldn’t be hired out for a party!” an Azalea Instagram follower commented.
Montana responded to the backlash on Twitter, writing: “Shut yo a** up. That elephant was a surprise for my b-day in my yard when I walked out, and was from the zoo and people that take care of it.”
The negative comments didn’t seem to get in the way of the couple’s good time. Hours later, Azalea shared some pics of herself and Montana cuddling up in a photo booth. “Happy birthday,” she captioned the images.
Montana also posted videos from his birthday bash, which appeared to be on a yacht.
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