Iggy Azalea is more than just a pretty face that can spit a verse. She is a business woman, who despite what some might think, is in full control of her creative vision.
Azalea made a name for herself via her mixtape Ignorant Art. After label drama with Interscope records, Azalea signed with Grand Hustle Records in March and has been crafting her debut album.
The 22-year-old Australian rapstress spoke with Crunk + Disorderly about her EP out Monday Glory, her highly anticipated debut album and addresses rumors that her mentor T.I. is taking over her career.
You surprised Azaleans this week by releasing the “Murda Bizness” video. It was very creative because unlike doing the standard in the club video, you brought your fans something unique. Could you describe where the concept from the video came from?
People heard “Murda Bizness” and associated all these negative things with it – killing people, etc – that the song just wasn’t about. I wanted to combat that and showcase the intended song meaning in a light hearted way. “Murda Bizness” is about killing your competition. It’s about when you step out of the house and feel like everyone else should’ve just stayed in bed because you’re killing it! To me, stage moms and their children live in this world filled with flashy dressing and fierce competition, which is what the song is about. So I wanted to base my video around pageants.