Iggy Azalea is fast becoming an unstoppable force in hip-hop and she hasn t even dropped a debut album yet. The 23-year-old Aussie has turned heads with her stunning looks (she s signed to Wilhelmina Models) and raunchy raps, snagging the attention of T.I., Diplo and several major labels; not to mention, her fair share of haters. Before hitting the stage for the first of two sold-out shows at the Bowery Ballroom in NYC, one of which was part of our Artist to Watch live series, highlights of which are posted above - Iggy snacked on cold lunch meat and caught up with MTV Hive.You said you took the subway to get here. Really?Yeah. The subway. The A train, then the D train? I don t know. The traffic was so bad and I didn t want to be late. I wanted to make it to soundcheck because I have new dancers today.The subway is so gross in New York, especially in the summer. Have you seen those big rats that scurry inside the tracks?It s gross. I haven t seen any of those. [Laughs]. It s funny because [fans] gawk on the street but they don t recognize me on the train.Your latest music video Work is officially viral. Congrats. Did you know it would be a hit while you were shooting it?I think I know what people want to see. I think I know what makes a video good and what makes people rewatch something. When I made Work, I hadn t had the opportunity to have a budget since Murda Bizness and that was over a year ago. So I had a lot of ideas and things to put in the video and I kind of put them all in to this one video because it s the first chance I had. I thought, I might not have another chance.I m sure that sexy lap dance sequence had something to do with the video s popularity.It s a homage the Quentin Tarantino movie Death Proof. She [actress Vanessa Ferlito] doesn t twerk like that I think Quentin Tarantino is a director who always has badass girl characters, which I think is really cool. I just liked when [Ferlito] gave that lap dance. She was a lot dirtier than I w
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