Iggy Azalea: Rita gets me

Iggy Azalea believes she has found her "kindred spirit" with chart songstress Rita Ora.

Iggy Azalea says Rita Ora is her “kindred spirit”.

The 22-year-old rapper has recently confirmed that the pop star will feature on her upcoming debut album The New Classic, set for release later this year.

Iggy bonded with Rita instantly and shared the advice she gave the British star during her well-publicised split from Rob Kardashian at the end of last year.

“Rita Ora and I are kindred spirits,” Iggy revealed to the UK edition of Marie Claire magazine. “She gets such a bad rep, but she’s misunderstood. I feel like I am, too, so we connected. When ‘Rita Wh*ra’ was trending on Twitter, I told her, ‘It makes you badass. Just hashtag it yourself and be like ’F**k you, guys.’”

The smart-talking Australian star is looking forward to seeing what people make of her upcoming record. Being a female rapper is unusual, but she has ensured she’s stuck to her beliefs when laying down the tracks.

“My album is crass, ridiculous and vulnerable,” she described. “I met with the president of Capitol Records, who said, ‘Ten years ago I could have told you a million ways to be a megastar, but I can’t anymore because we don’t know what’s going to sell’. But for me it’s amazing, it means more room for organic ideas and cool girls to break through.”

Iggy broke away from her quiet country upbringing in order to make it in music. The rebellious star even moved overseas as a young teenager to get her big break.

“Seven years ago I told my parents I was going on holiday to LA. I was 16, isolated in rural Australia with no friends,” she shared. “I had this dream of being a rapper, but it drove me crazy to be stuck in a country where I couldn’t make it happen.”
Copyright: Cover Media 2013

Monday, 10. June 2013