VIDEO: Iggy Azalea, Rita Ora Spin a Web with 'Black Widow' at VMAs
Like her Partners on the opening "Bang...Bang," Iggy Azalea also had a return performance at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards. Later in the evening, she was joined by Rita Ora for the first live performance of their hit "Black Widow." Check out the video below.
Iggy Azalea (born Amethyst in 1990) is an Australian songwriter and rapper. Azalea started rapping at 14 and moved to the United States of America in 2006. As of November 2011, she is managed by Interscope Records' George Robertson and Neil Jacobson but still unsigned officially. She is perhaps better known for her promotional songs "Pu$$y" and "My World" whose music videos went viral on YouTube. Her debut studio album "The New Classic" will be released in 2012.
Iggy Azalea was born in Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia and moved to Miami, Florida, USA right before she turned 16 years old to pursue her music career. She told her parents she was going "on a holiday" with a friend but eventually decided to stay and told them she was not coming back home shortly after. Her father was a comic artist and painter and her mother cleaned holiday houses and hotels. Azalea says her father "made her look at [art] as a teenager" which has always influenced her life and work. "I was drawn to America because I felt like an outsider in my own country, I was in love with hip-hop, and America is the birthplace of that, so I figured the closer I was to the music, the happier I'd be. I was right."
Her birth name is Amethyst (she hasn't disclosed her last name) but she started using a stage name, Iggy Azalea, after moving to the United States. Iggy Azalea was the name of her family's dog while growing up. She has also lived in Atlanta before moving to Los Angeles in 2010. Azalea didn't graduate from high school because she'd rather earn and save money by cleaning with her mother to pursue her desire of moving to America.
After moving to the United States, staying in Miami and a brief stint in Houston, Azalea settled for a few years in Atlanta, and eventually in Los Angeles, where she currently resides since 2010.