Her Rap Influences
Iggy Azalea: “I like Andre 3000. I was like, ‘He’s so weird,’ and I feel weird. I like him because he doesn’t dress like regular rappers and he talks about regular shit. He doesn’t talk about cliché rapper subjects.
“I used to love Missy Elliott and Eve. I wanted to be Eve. She was cool. That’s probably the four that I really like: 2Pac, Andre 3000, Missy, and Eve.
“I don’t know why someone wrote that [I’m a big Jay-Z fan]. It’s true, but it wasn’t true. I used to be so obsessed with 2Pac that when he said in a song, ‘Fuck Jay-Z,’ I was like ‘[Gasp.] Fuck Jay-Z. I will not listen to his music. It’s boycotted!’ [Laughs.]
“I didn’t listen to Jay-Z growing up as a kid. It wasn’t until I was about 17 when I got over my 2Pac obsession that I started listening to him. I do love him now, but when I first started listening to rap, I didn’t listen to him because 2Pac said, ‘Fuck Jay-Z.’