Iggy Azalea may not be looking like her old self these days, but she’s feeling happier than ever.
And no, it’s not all due to the cosmetic work she’s had done. It’s because the outspoken musician has decided to open up and be honest about her self…alterations and all.
Azalea aroused speculation late last year when fans noticed a difference in her bust size. The Aussie hitmaker opened up about getting breast implants in a Vogue interview last March, saying “Everybody did say, ‘I don’t think you need to say it because nobody will ever know because they’re so small!’ I said, ‘I know, but I’m just gonna say it because I have a blabber mouth.’”
The 25-year-old rapper also admitted to getting her nose trimmed, “I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame. I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts.”
Being a model as well as a recording artist has made Iggy aware of the intense pressure in the industry. “It’s hard to be a woman in 2015 with social media. There’s so much more emphasis on taking pictures of ourselves and the ‘likes’ or people commenting on them. There’s a lot more pressure to look beautiful.”
With 7.6 million Instagram followers and 5.54 million Twitter followers, it’s easy enough to feel the pressure.
But Azalea, who admitted how “Some days I just want to look like s–t and feel OK with that”, also had valuable points to share with fans who might be considering plastic surgery:
“Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time, so I think it’s important to wait and make sure it’s the right choice. Plastic surgery is an emotional journey. It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept. It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect.”
Amen, Iggy. Amen.