When Iggy Azalea dropped by our Los Angeles studio in the midst of fighting off a terrible cough, we figured once the gal survived a grueling round of Pop Associated she’d have called it a day. But the Aussie rapper is no quitter and took our questions about her debut studio album The New Classic like a champ (a champ with a modeling contract). Perhaps it was the codeine she had to sip between her answers, but the “Work” MC was quite candid.
Iggy spoke to the “iron clad” contracts she made the mistake of signing when she was first starting out, long before landing on Island Def Jam. The MC talked about why she wanted to avoid working with big name producers on the LP to avoid the “high school”-like environment that comes along with it, which she finds creatively stifling. The statuesque blonde even told us, point blank, that she hated her latest single “Bounce” at first and didn’t want it on the album. Up top, watch how the label changed her mind. Then, head below to hear why “being underground sucks” and what you can expect from her first studio album.
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