The surprising reason Iggy Azalea is posting all those nude photos on Instagram

Wendy Geller
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment
Iggy Azalea arrives at the 2018 iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 11, 2018, in Inglewood, Calif. (Photo: Rachel Murray/Getty Images)

Followers of Iggy Azalea’s Instagram account are well used to seeing revealing photos of her figure displayed on her page. However, Azalea seems to have considerably ramped up her efforts in the sex-kitten department of late — in the past few weeks, she’s gone from merely posing in skimpy outfits to showing off all-out nude portraits.

The shots are — relatively — tasteful (enough to conform to Instagram’s “artistic” nudity standards, anyway). But apparently, some fans have been raising eyebrows — or, at the very least, have been confused as to why her account has taken such a sizzling turn.

The “Fancy” singer/rapper has clapped back at the haters in a series of tweets, saying the photos are her latest form of creative release.

As she explained, she doesn’t have full control over her musical output…

…and the photos are something she can focus on independently.

Azalea also explained that she uses Instagram as a coping device for mental issues.

She went on to reflect, “If it were up to me I’d be releasing songs at the same rate I post pictures,” and added a note of gratitude for anyone who supports her creative efforts. 

It seems she has plenty of those in her corner. Fans responded on Twitter to her comments overwhelmingly on the positive side, sending glowing affirmations — both for her photographs and for her bravery in confessing her struggles with depression and anxiety.

Azalea is scheduled to release her long-awaited next musical project, Surviving the Summer, on July 6. The EP, which follows up her 2014 debut The New Classic, underwent a series of postponed release dates, which Azalea attributed to team reorganizations at her record label.

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