Iggy Azalea doesn’t mind being honest about her changing appearance, she just wishes it wasn’t such a big deal.
The 25-year-old has spoken openly about undergoing a range of cosmetic procedures – including a nose job and breast enhancement – during the past year.
In a new interview in Elle Canada, the rapper called for more people to be open about surgery to remove the taboo attached to it.
“I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures,” she told the magazine.
“That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that s*** so it doesn’t have to be so taboo—because we’re all doing it anyway.”
“I wanted to change my nose because I didn’t grow up with a bump on it—that happened when I got smashed in the face with a soccer ball when I was 16. Now I feel like my nose looks the way it’s supposed to look.
“But for how long do we have to acknowledge that I got a nose job? For the rest of my life? Am I going to be 45 and people are still saying, ‘Nice nose job’?.”
“Everyone tells you that you should love your body the way it is, but then it is bad to say that you want to change something about yourself not because you want to look like someone else, just because you want to? What’s wrong with that?”
The rapper, from Mullumbimby, NSW, also got candid about a series of scandals that plagued her social media channels throughout 2015.
“For me, what happened, not just on social media but with everything in my career, was like a whirlwind,” she said, alluding to accusations levelled against regarding her apparent appropriation of black culture.
“I started to feel like I was losing control over my own life. And it wasn’t just how people began perceiving me or the stories that were written about me—it was everything. I just felt like I had lost control of the whole thing to the point where it was like being on this rocket and then suddenly realizing you aren’t even driving it anymore. It was really scary.
“If I could, I would Men in Black memory-erase 2015, I totally would—that would be amazing!”