TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Iggy Azalea

Powered by imdb

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 »

LATEST STORIES
  
Nick Young -- Threatens ESPN Reporter ... Over Iggy Diss

Nick Young
Threatens ESPN Reporter ... Over Iggy Diss

Nick Young might not be making "SportsCenter's" top plays anytime soon ... 'cause the Lakers star just threatened an ESPN anchor after the guy dissed his GF Iggy Azalea on the air.  For some… READ MORE >

Iggy Azalea -- Nick Young's a Sleep Farter

Iggy Azalea
Nick Young's a Sleep Farter

Talk about committing a foul ... Iggy Azalea says her boyfriend Nick Young is a straight-up "sleep farter" ... and he's damn proud of it.  Iggy was hangin' with "#TheCruzShow" on Power 106… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
T.I. -- Iggy Azalea's Alleged Husband Is Frontin' ... She Shouldn't Give Him Squat

T.I.
Iggy's So-Called Husband Is Lyin' ... She Shouldn't Give Him Squat

Hefe Wine wants to make a quick payday off Iggy Azalea ... but her boss T.I. doesn't think he should get one red cent.  Our photog caught up with T.I. outside Crustacean Monday night and… READ MORE >

- 16 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- Dr's Heart to Heart with Singer ... She Said She's Married

Iggy Azalea
Dr's Heart to Heart with Singer She Says She's Married

Iggy Azalea took her ex to a medical clinic when they were still together and told the doctor he was her husband -- so claims the doctor -- and now the ex is using that representation to get at… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Eric Balfour -- Hey Nick Young ... Dolphin Show Was Epic Mistake

Eric Balfour
Hey Nick Young ... Dolphin Show Was Epic Mistake

Eric Balfour is a HUUUGE Lakers fan ... he's also a huge animal rights activist ... which is why the former "24" star was so devastated when he found out about a scary incident involving Nick… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Papa John's Pizza -- We're Sorry Iggy Azalea ... Blabbing Driver Was Disciplined

Papa John's Pizza
We're Sorry Iggy Azalea ... Blabbing Driver Was Disciplined

Papa John's takes the privacy of its customers seriously, and has taken "appropriate disciplinary action" against the driver who gave out Iggy Azalea's phone number ... TMZ has learned. A… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- Puts Papa John's Drivers ON BLAST ... They're Pizzas of Crap!!

Iggy Azalea
Puts Papa John's Drivers on Blast They're Pizzas of Crap!!

Iggy Azalea says her pizza privacy has been violated by a Papa John's driver ... and now she's on the digital attack looking for vengeance.  Azalea tweeted Sunday about a recent pie order… READ MORE >

- 24 days ago
Iggy Azalea -- Lay Off the Beef ... Says T.I. (TMZ TV)

Iggy Azalea
Lay Off the Beef ... Says T.I. [TMZ TV]

Iggy Azalea is proving she can feud over just about anything -- 'cause now she's pissed at Steve Madden over a new shoe line! Usually when she beefs ... her mentor T.I. has her back.But even… READ MORE >

- 33 days ago
Steve Madden -- Iggy Azalea Lost Her Damn Mind ... But I Forgive Her (VIDEO)

Steve Madden
Iggy Lost Her Damn Mind ... But I Forgive Her

Iggy Azalea did the damage ... but shoe mogul Steve Madden is trying to be the bigger man and move on from her Twitter rant against him.Madden came on TMZ Live and chalked up Azalea's social media… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
T.I. -- Iggy Azalea Needs to Shut Up ... and Be More Like Tom Brady

T.I.
Iggy Azalea Needs to Shut Up ... Be More Like Tom Brady

T.I.'s grand scheme for Iggy Azalea? Stop tweeting and stick to what she does best ... making music for his record label.We caught up with Iggy's mentor outside Crustacean in Bev Hills ...… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago

Around The Web