Iggy Azalea got into a heated argument with a photographer who followed her to a grocery store this week.
Every celebrity has a breaking point when it comes to getting stalked by paparazzi, and it looks like Iggy Azalea found hers this weekend. After being followed to a grocery store in LA, Iggy and a friend got into a heated argument with a paparazzo, who was allegedly taking pictures of the rapper while she was trying to do some peaceful late night shopping.
The footage starts as Azalea and her friend are leaving the store, at which point the photographer claims he was "assaulted" by way of being spit on by the rapper's friend. When the pap hyperbolically suggests that he may have contracted Ebola from the saliva, Iggy replies, "I hope you have Ebola, I hope you die. You're a fucking cunt."
Iggy then roasts the guy for going overboard in his attempts to get a story. "You're invading my life!" she exclaimed furiously. "You're in the store when I'm trying to buy eggs. Being a musician doesn't give you the right to sneak into a supermarket and take photographs of somebody buying eggs". The pap meanwhile insists that this type of media attention comes with fame.
Watch the shouting match below.
[Update: Iggy Speaks On Incident]
Iggy Azalea has spoken on the paparazzo incident via her Instagram account. In her statement, she suggests that the pap had been following her throughout the day, and had been continually disrespectful. She also claims that the degree of his harassment isn't apparent from the clip he chose to share.
The "Fancy" rapper goes on to say that she only has a problem with overly aggressive paparazzi, rather than paparazzi in general, and that she treated the photographer no different than he treated her.
Read the whole thing below.
Something is only "the way it is" for as long as one ALLOWS it to be. What I'm comfortable consenting a paparazzi do doesn't require anyone's opinion but my own. I don't see why that's hard for some to fathom. Judge me for spazzing if you like but you only saw the 30sec aftermath which was classy in comparison to what he said to us inside the grocery store where we discovered him lying on the floor after we had repeatedly & politely asked him to leave multiple locations during the course of the day. I don't hate paps, just the really aggressive ones... I only treated him the way he treated me all day. Fair is fair playboys and girls. ✌️ peace out. Ps. Someone in the hotel room above me is getting pounded 💀😕😷 I can hear it. 🐇🐇🐇