Iggy Azalea Talks Nick Young ‘Controversy,’ Plastic Surgery on ‘Ellen’
While appearing on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show aired Friday April 8, Iggy Azalea got candid about her plastic surgery, the backlash she's received for being a white rapper, and the state of her relationship with Nick Young.
Despite the drama surrounding Azalea and Young's engagement — in March a video recording of the Lakers player leaked online, in which he appeared to admit to cheating with a 19-year-old woman — the Australian rapper maintains that there is no trouble in paradise. When asked about how things are between the two, the artist flashed her diamond ring and revealed with a smile, "We're good. There isn't [controversy] at home, just on the Internet."
The rapper clarified that in her opinion, much of the "controversy" surrounding the video has been fueled by online haters. "I'm good now. I think there's just this really weird place on the Internet where [there are] trolls and a lot of people who take great joy in saying really awful things to people. So I got a lot of that."
The same sentiment rolled over into a follow up question about some of the more negative responses Azalea has received over the course of her career for being a white rapper, something which both she and DeGeneres felt was "ridiculous."
"I love to make music," Azalea shared. "I think everybody should be able to make whatever kind of music they want. As long as it's entertaining and not hurting anyone and people are singing along and feeling happy about it, I don't think there's anything wrong with that... I love rap!"
DeGeneres also brought up another point of controversy for the "Team" singer: plastic surgery. The artist, who has been open about her procedures, gushed, "I'm very happy with it! I didn't [need to do anything]. There's nothing wrong with me. I think it’s a personal choice. Anybody, man or woman, they should be able to make an informed decision. If you want to change something, then that’s up to you."
When the talk-show host asked Azalea what she had changed about herself, she quipped, "I changed my nose, and I got boobs. Now I have boobs! I didn’t have boobs before. I just had nipples and now I have breasts. I thought it would be a good addition!"
Later, the rapper stormed the Ellen stage to perform the lead single off her upcoming album, Digital Distortion. Watch Azalea shake off the haters and perform "Team" below.
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