Iggy Azalea SLAMS Record Label For Letting Maxim Use Old Cover Photo
Iggy Azalea has called out her record label for allowing Maxim Australia to use an old image of her for its Hot 100 issue without her knowledge or permission.
The firestorm occurred after Maxim Australia published a picture that had been part of a 2011 photo shoot for Complex, repackaging it to honor Azalea for topping the Hot 100 list.
Azalea took to Twitter on Thursday, slamming the Australian division of her record label for allowing the magazine to use the picture.
She tweeted, “Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately,” going on to demand that the label “stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers.”
Azalea also explained that the label had done this before, noting, “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. 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.”
She continued, “I think its awesome anyone would want me on the cover of a magazine, but theres a right way to make that happen and the australian label clearly aren’t respecting my wishes. a magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image.”
Azalea added that she would have shot original photos for Maxim Australia had she been asked, remarking, “Maxim Australia, thanks for the love and I’m sorry no one asked me. i would have love to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys.”
Azalea then deleted all of the tweets.