Music superstar Iggy Azalea finds herself in quite the precarious situation at the moment as she fights to find out how topless photos of herself found their way onto social media.
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” Azalea said in a statement in regards to a series of pics that were originally taken during a GQ cover shoot back in 2016. “I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”
According to Billboard, Azalea’s statement has now been deleted, along with her Instagram and Twitter accounts for the time being.
“Today I’m a ball of negative emotions,” said Azalea, who hit it big with her 2013 hit “Fancy” alongside Charli XCX. “I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this – but also because of the vile way people have reacted.”
Indeed, Azalea went on to say that she had received a number of vile messages in the hours following the leak of the pictures, and that deactivating her social accounts was a necessity, asking people to be kinder to each other.
“I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this,” she says. “It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”