Dan Martensen/Marie ClaireThough Iggy Azalea graces one of five covers for Marie Claire’s Fresh Faces May issue, she says she’s okay with not looking so “fresh” all the time. In fact, she says she likes being “a little scrappy.”
The Aussie rapper, who recently admitted to getting breast implants, says she hopes women can relate to her imperfections. “I hope women think, ‘Iggy Azalea actually has a body that is relatable to my body’…and you should feel f**king good about that,” she tells the mag.
You won’t be seeing Iggy in full hair and makeup in every paparazzi picture, and that’s something she’s proud of. “I’m a little scrappy for sure, but I like that about myself,” she says. “Even with paparazzi pictures of me looking like complete s**t, and people are like, ‘She should try harder,’ I’m like, no. There’s something to say about not being so contrived all the time. You should hold on to that as long as you can.”
Last year was a banner year for Iggy, thanks to her mega-hit, “Fancy,” with Charli XCX. “I think it’s particularly badass that we wrote ‘Fancy,’” she says. “It was one of the most culturally impactful songs of last year, and two f**king chicks in their early 20s wrote it.”
But as successful as Iggy is, she knows her limits. “I can get vocal training as much as I want, but I will never be able to sing,” she says.
Marie Claire’s other Fresh Face covers feature The Theory of Everything Oscar nominee Felicity Jones, Insurgent’s Zoë Kravitz, True Grit actress and Taylor Swift pal Hailee Steinfeld, and model Kate Upton. The issue hits newsstands April 21.
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