Watch Iggy Azalea’s ‘Artist to Watch’ Live Highlights and Read an Interview With Her From the Show

Watch Iggy Azalea’s ‘Artist to Watch’ Live Highlights and Read an Interview With Her From the Show

  • Posted: 6/29/2013
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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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