Iggy Azalea talks to GQ Magazine about all the blessings in her life right now.
Whether you hate her or love her, there’s no denying the fact that Iggy Azalea had a monster 2014 with top charting singles like “Fancy”, “Black Widow”, and other featured records that she hopped on. Reminiscing on that very success, the Aussie spitter recently caught up with GQ Magazine and conducted an interview for February's upcoming issue, where she talked about all the blessings in her life right now.
Before talking about her longevity & legacy in the game, Iggy opened up about some of the more simple pleasures in her life right now, like waking up in a brand new home with boyfriend Nick “Swaggy P” Young, and decorating the interior of it with a brand new Patrick Nagel original painting. She also answered questions about her upcoming arena tour "The Great Escape", and how Madonna’s "Confessions" tour was her inspiration and favorite show she’s ever seen.
But lastly and more importantly, Iggy was asked about her legacy and where she sees herself in the future, and that's what caught our attention. Given both outlooks (short term & long term), Iggy explained that at the very worse right now, she’s sparked a change and “inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop”, but if she can, she'd like to be "gyrating in a leotard" when she's 35. And when she was asked about dealing with the harsh things that are said about her, Iggy explained that she doesn't care about others’ opinions and that she lets her awards do her trash talking.
Check out a few of the highlighted excerpts from the interview below, but I suggest you read the entire thing right here.
You did a lot in 2014, and you're up for four Grammys. What's ahead?
I try not to have too many different goals, because then if they don't happen, you can be disappointed. You might overlook the fact that you might still be having a great life. I just set immediate goals for myself; the only thing I'm thinking about at the moment is having a great second album and doing a great job on my tour that I have coming up, because it's my first arena tour. And I'd like it to not be my last arena tour.
Fast-forward to the end of your career. What do you want your legacy to be?
You never know how long you'll be in people's good graces, especially in this business. So I hope it's long—but I could be here for three or four years and then be out, like most artists. So it depends. I might be here for a long time. At the very worst, if I have a short-lived career, at least I could say I sparked a change—that I inspired some leniency in what people accept in hip-hop. And if I have a very long career and can be gyrating in a leotard at 35, that would be great.
People say some harsh things about you. What helps you bear up under that?
Uh, awards season helps. Anytime where people get to choose who they want to have a voice and they choose me, I just think that makes it worth it. And that gives me the patience to just bite my tongue. When people choose me as the person they think should be speaking for them, I think,Well, I don't really care what someone in the industry or another artist has to say about it. Your opinion is biased anyway, because you want people to listen to your voice. So having actual people who choose me, it makes me think, I have a place, and I don't care what other people have to say about it. I was a fan of rap music growing up, and I didn't feel like there were enough characters that represented me and my situation. So I think it's needed.