Iggy Azalea has deactivated her Instagram and Twitter accounts after topless photos of her appeared online without her consent. The pictures were outtakes from her 2016 GQ cover shoot and not intended for release.
Iggy Azalea releases statement following the deactivation of her social media accounts after GQ photoshoot topless outtakes leaked.— Pop Alarms 🚨 (@Pop_Alarms) May 27, 2019
She states that a lot of women have done this topless shoot but it never gets released and she will keep her accounts deactivated for now. pic.twitter.com/NfEmjw7TJ0
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” wrote Iggy Azalea in a now deleted post. “I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”
“Today I’m a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this – but also because of the vile way people have reacted,” she continued. “I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this. It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life. It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”
The photographer issued a statement saying that the photos were stolen.