Rapper Iggy Azalea deactivated her Instagram and Twitter accounts after topless photos of her surfaced over the weekend which she said left her feeling “violated.” Azalea said in a since-deleted note on social media that they were from a 2016 GQ magazine shoot.
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” she wrote. “I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.” Azalea wrote in her note “A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand, etc, covering their breasts.”
“I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad and a million other things,” her note said.”Not solely because I did not consent to this — but also because of the vile way people have reacted.” Azalea vowed legal action against whoever leaked the images.
Nino Munoz, the photographer who handled the GQ assignment, posted a note on Instagram Monday about the controversy, saying: “My heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected. I’m utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served.”
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