Back the 2015 Billboard Music Awards, one of the biggest questions of the night wasn't around who was going to win some hardware—but rather: "What did Iggy Azalea do to her face?" In an interview with Seventeen, Azalea not only admits to having a nose job, but explains why she has gone under the knife in the past.
Appearing in the magazine's September issue, Azalea admits it would be "lame" to deny her augmentations. Considering she admitted to having breast implants in a Vogue interview back in March, this is the first time discussing her face surgery—but not the first time she's owned up to past surgeries. Regardless, Azalea isn't ashamed of getting work done.
"I don't think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I've spoken about the changes I've made, like with my breasts."
But you may be thinking, why is Iggy Azalea talking plastic surgery in a magazine aimed at teenage girls? While it not be the best platform to discuss whether or not to augment your body, Azalea wants girls to look at her as an example; suggesting that those considering surgery take time to really consider the implications:
"Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time," she explains, "so I think it's important to wait and make sure it's the right choice...I read a lot about nose jobs online. Some women are really happy they got them, and some women changed their noses when they were younger, and when they got older they wished they didn't."
No matter what someone decides to do, Azalea reminds readers that deciding to alter your appearance isn't just a physical feat—but an emotional one as well:
"Plastic surgery is an emotional journey," Iggy says. "It's no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it's no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it's a tough journey. There are things that I didn't like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I've learned to accept."
Get the full interview in Seventeen's September 2015 issue.