Iggy Azalea Responds To Nude Photo Leak: I’m ‘Angry That They Were Not Immediately Deleted’

Iggy Azalea is stepping away from social media.

The rapper, 28, deactivated both her Instagram and Twitter accounts on Monday after a nude photo of her leaked online.

The pic emerged over the weekend and appears to have been taken during a past photoshoot with GQ Australia. While Azalea and her camp have yet to comment, the “Fancy” performer decided to wipe her social media channels clean.

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The photoshoot was for GQ Australia‘s “Woman Of The Year” issue from December 2016. In the photos, Azalea posed braless in only a wet white t-shirt. According to reports, she was also photographed completely topless in several photos during the shoot.

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In a statement to Just Jared, the editor of GQ Australia Michael Christensen said, “We were very disappointed to learn that outtakes from a 2016 photo shoot which were not approved or intended for publication appear to have been stolen from the photographer. We understand an investigation is underway and join the condemnation of the publication of these images.”

As the publication noted, back in 2016 Azalea sent a signed topless pic to a plastic surgeon, Dr. Ghavami, apparently in appreciation for her breast augmentation surgery. He later posted the signed photograph to his Instagram, but covered her breasts with horse emojis.

GQ Australia also explained that the photos didn’t make the final spread for their magazine, and it is unknown how they were leaked.

Azalea posted a note on her page, before deactivating Twitter again where she explains “some of what I want you to know.”

“A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity.”

She added that because other covers had not leaked she “felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print.”

“I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period,” the statement continued. “There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”

The singer calls the moment “like a nuclear bomb” that “destroys you emotionally, but leaves a path of destruction in your personal life.”

She ends the statement by saying, “I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated and pressing criminal charges.”

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