Iggy Azalea Rips Pants During Saudi Arabia Concert, Police End Show Early

The Australian believes that it was her message of female empowerment that upset authorities, and not her wardrobe malfunction.

BYHayley Hynes
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When she performs in America, Iggy Azalea is well known for tantalizing the audience with her thick thighs and bodacious booty. The mother of one adorns her hourglass figure in skintight outfits. Many of them leave little to the imagination as she twerks away and raps some of her biggest hits. Earlier this week, Azalea was performing in Saudi Arabia. She opted to tone down her usual antics, but still found herself in hot water with local authorities after suffering from a serious wardrobe malfunction on stage.

In a video making rounds online, the blonde beauty confidently dances along with her entourage when the latex material of her pants suddenly splits on her left thigh. There's an obvious moment of panic that flashes across Azalea's face. Still, she ultimately handled the awkward moment as best as she could, continuing to sing into the microphone while doing her best to hide the exposed skin. Eventually, someone from the foreigner's team was able to bring her a new pair of bottoms. Nevertheless, after getting a few more songs out, Iggy's concert was shut down.

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Iggy Azalea Handles Saudi Arabia Slip Like a Pro

"Saudi Arabia please know to everyone at the show tonight… I LOVE YOU!!! And I'm soooooo sorry I wasn't allowed to finish my show," Iggy tweeted out to fans earlier this weekend. "It's not the promoter who put on the show's fault so show them kindness because they are amazing people and we all wanted to continue but were not allowed by authorities because of my pants splitting."

When someone asked if Azalea changing her pants wasn't enough to satisfy the police, she revealed that her messages of feminism apparently sent them over the edge. "I said, "Ladies make some noise, it’s a woman's world!" And apparently that sent the authorities over the edge. Lol," she dished.

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Rap Diva Chats with Fans on Twitter About the Incident

Keep scrolling to see what Iggy Azalea had to say about her Saudi Arabian concert ending early on Twitter yesterday. Do you think the authorities are out of pocket for shutting her down over ripped pants and messages of female empowerment? Let us know in the comments, and check back later for more hip-hop/pop culture news updates.


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Hayley Hynes is the Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, and has been since 2021. She began writing for the website that same year, primarily covering content in the Music, Pop Culture, and Streetwear niches after graduating from Vancouver’s Blanche Macdonald Centre with a Fashion Marketing Diploma. She previously reported on Travel, Entertainment, Beauty, and News at Narcity Canada for over three years. Hayley has also contributed articles and interviews within these realms to Folklr Magazine and the Calgary Journal while studying Journalism at Mount Royal University. In her spare time, she freelances for Bandbox Vinyl, having already interviewed hip-hop icons like Atmosphere and explored Syd’s discography. Hayley also uses her expansive pop culture knowledge and passion for astrology/self-enhancement to help others explore their curiosity in an ongoing Instagram video series. Among her favourite hip-hop artists are A$AP Rocky, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Nicki Minaj, and Mac Miller.