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Iggy Azalea discusses fans’ fingering problem

By | Published on Thursday 24 April 2014

Iggy Azalea

Hey, remember when Bruno Mars had to ask fans to stop throwing plastic grenades onto the stage while he played his song, ‘Grenades’? It seemed kind of obvious why he and his band wouldn’t especially want fans to celebrate that song in that way. But that pales into comparison when Iggy Azalea has to point out that she doesn’t really enjoy being sexually assaulted while she’s trying to work.

The rapper has said that she no longer crowdsurfs and wears extra pairs of underwear at shows in order to avoid being “fingered” unannounced by her fans.

Speaking to US radio station Hot 97, she said: “I had to stop [crowdsurfing]. On my tour, I’m only doing 2000 seaters, but I still have to have barriers – even if it’s, like, 200 people – because people try to finger me. I will get lurk tweets for a week before my show, like, ‘I’m about to go to the Iggy Azalea show and I’m going to finger her’, and I’ll see it and be like, ‘Please don’t! That’s a violation. I don’t actually like that stuff’. They think I’m real slutty like, ‘She’s got a song called ‘Pu$$y’, I know what she wants. She wants these two fingers’. Why would I want a stranger to ever finger me? I don’t want that. Buying my album for $12 doesn’t mean you get to finger me when I come to your city”.

She continued: “The crazy thing is, girls will try to do it the most. Girls will try to do it more than guys cos girls think it’s cool, like, ‘We’ve both got vaginas, it’s fine’. Doesn’t make it OK. Now I wear, no lie, two pairs on underpants and then a pair of skin-coloured tights and then my pants as like a protection barrier, because there’s just no way I’m going to be intruded”.

Presenter Ebro then used that as a segue to talk about Azalea having sex with her boyfriend. This was the breakfast show, by the way. You can watch the interview here, if you want:



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