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Iggy Azalea Blasts Her Label Over Unauthorized Magazine Cover

Iggy Azalea Behind the Scenes
Trish Halpin

Behind the scenes of the Iggy Azalea Billboard cover photo shoot at ROOT Studios in Brooklyn on May 31, 2014.

It’s been a rough week for Iggy Azalea. She's been the unfortunate target of a cruel bullying spree from Snoop Dogg, and now she’s taking her Australian label to task.

"Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately," she tweeted earlier Thursday (Oct. 16). “Stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers."

Snoop Dogg Apologizes to Iggy Azalea After Chat With T.I.

Apparently, Iggy's Australian label just allowed Maxim Australia to use photos from a 2011 shoot for Complex, which the rapper had requested not be used (see the cover here). Prior to that, Azalea alleges the label also allowed Cosmopolitan's Australian imprint to use photos of her without her permission.

"A magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image," she opined. It's awfully hard to argue with that.

Finally, she insinuated an interview wasn’t even done to accompany the cover:

The current issue of Maxim Australia has Iggy on the cover because she topped their annual Hot 100 list.

For a closer look at Iggy’s 100 percent approved photo shoot for her June 2014 Billboard cover shoot, click here.


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