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Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea was born Amethyst Amelia Kelly, in Sydney, Australia. Her family later relocated to Mullumbimby, New South Wales, when she was still an infant, into a house on 12 acres that her father built by hand from mud bricks. Her father was a painter and comics artist, while her mother cleaned holiday houses and hotels. Azalea says her father "made her look at art as a teenager", which has always influenced her life and work. Azalea began rapping at age 14. Before embarking on a solo career, Azalea formed a group with two other girls from her neighbourhood.In pursuit of her desire of moving to America, Azalea dropped out of high school; instead choosing to work and save the money she earned by cleaning hotel rooms and holiday houses with her mother. She claims to have hated school, which, besides her art class, only made her miserable. She also said she had no friends and was teased for her homemade outfits. Azalea traveled to the United States in 2006, right before she turned 16. She told her parents she was going "on a holiday" with a friend, but eventually decided to stay and shortly after told them she was not coming back home. After her arrival in America, she resided in the U.S. on a visa waiver for six years, leaving the country every three months to renew it. She is currently in the country on a five-year O visa, having previously earned money illegally.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Iggy Azalea -- Fires Back At Eminem ... I'm 'Bored' Of Your Rape Threats

Iggy Azalea
Fires Back At Eminem I'm 'Bored' Of Your Rape Threats

Iggy Azalea is beefing with ANOTHER huge rapper -- blasting Eminem for saying he's going to rape her in a new rap song. Em went after Azalea in a track called "Vegas" from his upcoming album… READ MORE >

Iggy & J.Lo Scare the Crap Out of ABC's AMAs with Their Booty

Iggy & J.Lo
Scare the Crap out of ABC's AMAs With Their Booty

Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez have created excruciating stress on several ABC staffers -- the censors who will have their hot little fingers on the button during Sunday's American Music… READ MORE >

- 4 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- I 'Smashed' My Face Dunking ... (Video Shows Otherwise)

Iggy Azalea
I 'Smashed' My Face Dunking (Video Shows Otherwise)

Iggy Azalea has no tolerance for pain ... 'cause she claims she "smashed" herself in the face while dunking a basketball ... despite strong video evidence to the contrary. Iggy was hoopin'… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
Kerkorian Bar Mitzvah -- We're So Rich ... Iggy and Nick are Hired Help! (PHOTOS)

Kerkorian Bar Mitzvah
We're So Rich Iggy and Nick are the Hired Help!

A Bar Mitzvah is a time when a boy becomes a man ... and his parents flaunt their wealth ... which is what happened at the Bev Hills Hotel Saturday when the grandson of former MGM mogul Kirk… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Nick Young & Iggy -- We're Talking Marriage ... Bought a House Together

Nick Young & Iggy
We're Talkin' Marriage Bought a House Together

Seems Nick Young and Iggy Azalea are one step closer to the alter ... because they just bought a house together -- and Nick says they've started talking about marriage. Nick just spilled his… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora -- Anemic Vegas Offer to Perform

Iggy Azalea & Rita Ora
Anemic Vegas Offer to Perform

Iggy Azalea and Rita Ora are huge stars, but based on a new Vegas offer they're not getting their due respect.The "Black Widow" singers have been courted to perform 2 shows at Planet… READ MORE >

- 20 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- I'm a White Chick

Iggy Azalea
I'm a White Chick

You've seen the memes ... and now Iggy Azalea is proving she's got a sense of humor -- by dressing up for Halloween as one of the "White Chicks."Iggy and her buddy went clubbing Friday as the… READ MORE >

- 22 days ago
Snoop Dogg -- I Want No Part of Iggy Azalea Either!

Snoop Dogg
I Want No Part of Iggy Azalea Either!

If Iggy Azalea doesn't want to record a song with Snoop Dogg, then Snoop really REALLY doesn't want to work with Iggy ... but he used much harsher words to get his point across.You'll recall ...… READ MORE >

- 27 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- I Would NEVER Make a Song with Snoop Dogg

Iggy Azalea
I Would NEVER Make a Song with Snoop

Iggy Azalea might have settled her beef with Snoop Dogg, but she will NOT make music with the famous rapper.Iggy was making her way through LAX Thursday night, when our photog wanted to know ...… READ MORE >

- 31 days ago
T.I. -- I Settled the Snoop/Iggy Beef ... FREE OF CHARGE!

T.I.
Settled Snoop/Iggy Beef FREE OF CHARGE!

T.I. helped squash the Snoop Dogg/Iggy Azalea beef out of the kindness of his heart ... telling TMZ he received nothing for his Kissinger-esque work.As TMZ previously reported, Snoop posted a… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago

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