Iggy Azalea Talks Haters, Career Longevity & Taking Inspiration From Madonna

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Iggy Azalea attends The 41st Annual People's Choice Awards at Nokia Theatre LA Live on January 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.

Iggy Azalea knows that regardless of how much you work, extended fame is never a guarantee.

The rapper recently spoke with GQ, and in the Q&A Azalea discussed that while she had an incredible 2014, she's cognizant of the fact it may not last forever. "You never know how long you'll be in people's good graces, especially in this business," she said. "So I hope it's long -- but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. So it depends. I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change -- that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great."

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Speaking of gyrating, Azalea also shared details of her upcoming arena tour, including the fact that she's taking inspiration from Madonna. "One tour I really love that I didn't go to, unfortunately, was the Madonna Confessions tour. I love that tour so much. It was actually why I called up Jamie King, who's working on the tour with me--because he left Madonna's tour. I was like, 'I've gotta have the people that were involved in creating this.' I love when the stage changes and transforms."

As for the rest of her 2015, besides prepping for the Grammys, Azalea shared she doesn't set many long-term goals. "Then if they don't happen, you can be disappointed," she explained. "You might overlook the fact that you might still be having a great life. I just set immediate goals for myself; the only thing I'm thinking about at the moment is having a great second album and doing a great job on my tour that I have coming up, because it's my first arena tour. And I'd like it to not be my last arena tour."

For more from Azalea -- including her thoughts on how to prepare chicken teriyaki -- head over to GQ


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