A few days ago, rap star Iggy Azalea took to Twitter to voice her distress at her record label over a photo used by Maxim Australia for a new magazine cover.
Although Iggy is from Australia, and the mag labeled her their “Hot 100” winner, she was disappointed because the cover photo, which she says is 3 years old, was used without her input or permission.
"Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately," she tweeted on October 16. "Stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers."
"Australian label, i love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when i told you i would prefer for that not to happen," she continued. "And now this morning i see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover."
Yesterday (Oct 20), talk show host Wendy Williams chimed in on the situation, stating “I think you look nice… I couldn't tell whether this was Iggy with the booty implants or Iggy without the booty implants.”
Wendy, doing what she does best (gossip), took the situation a bit further by advising Iggy, “Just be grateful young lady that anybody cares. I'm just saying."
Wendy went on to explain her position:
“It’s hard in entertainment to make a song that the whole world knows… cause your fifteen minutes of fame is only gonna last for a moment. It's not like she's going to be legendary like legendary Lil' Kim… Understand that when they stop talking about you, it’s over Johnny.”
I can sympathize with Iggy’s statement, she’s the 2014 Maxim Hot 100 winner. Any person would want to showcase their current best self, and it seems she didn’t get the opportunity to do so.
On the other hand, no need to explain yourself to the public, because that just opens another door for criticism.
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