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

Wendy Geller
Writer, Yahoo Entertainment

Followers of Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea’s Instagram account are well used to seeing revealing photos of her figure displayed on her page.

However, Iggy seems to have considerably ramped up her efforts of late, and in the past few weeks, she’s gone from posing in tiny outfits to all-out nude portraits.

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

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.

Iggy 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.

Iggy 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 she attributed to team reorganisations at her record label.

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