She’s proven she can rhyme with the hop hop industry’s best, and now the usually sleek-and-straight haired Iggy Azalea is proving she can rock curls with the best of them too.
The famously curvy Australian songstress took to Instagram on Friday to upload a closeup selfie of face enclosed in a mane of her curly blonde locks.
Laying on her back and lightly smiling to the camera, the 24-year-old rappers’ voluminous hair takes up most of the photo.
Voluminous locks: Iggy Azalea took to Instagram on Friday to show off her impressive curls
Sporting only very light eye make up, the fresh faced artist flaunted her natural good looks in the selfie.
Known for hiding nothing to her fans, in a recent interview with GQ Magazine the Byron Bay born star candidly, admitting that her longevity isn’t guaranteed in the hip-hop industry.
‘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,’ she said.
‘And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.’
But the leniency she’s inspired hasn’t come without consequence, as Iggy has faced criticism, namely from rival Azealia Banks, that she’s not genuine.
Fancy and flexible: The famously curvaceous Australian songstress usually has her hair sleek and straight, especially while performing
Making waves: Iggy recently appeared on GQ Magazine, and said she was proud to have ‘inspired’ leniency in what people ‘accept in hip-hop’
In December Azealia called the Black Widow hitmaker ‘Igloo Australia’ and said that she’s a ‘wannabe black girl’ that didn’t care about black issues.
Almost two months later the issue is still being raised, and this week two hip hop personalities – prominent radio presenter Charlamagne Tha God and rapper Vince Staples – weighed in.
Charlamagne said he was confused about the hate directed at Iggy, asserting ‘Ninety per-cent of hip hop is fabrication and illusion… why is Iggy the poster child?’
Rivals: But the leniency she’s inspired hasn’t come without consequence, as Iggy has faced criticism, namely from rival Azealia Banks, that she’s not genuine
‘We let all of this fake s*** go on in hip hop all the time, and all of a sudden Iggy Azalea is the punching bag?’
Meanwhile Vince, known for his collaborations with the Odd Future collective, questioned Azealia saying ‘who are you to say what somebody actually loves?’
Iggy has also had trouble from veteran rapper Snoop Dogg, but their brief social media feud was ended after her mentor T.I. stepped in.
Not all hate: Prominent hip hop personality Charlamagne spoke out on Iggy Azalea earlier in the month, questioning why she’s becoming a ‘punching bag’ for the likes of Azealia.