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Iggy Azalea: The Badass Aussie Taking Over Hip Hop

Full Name Amethyst Amelia Kelly
Age 33
Birthday June 7, 1990
Birthplace Sydney, Australia
Height 5‘10"
Net Worth $6 million
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As a long-time fan, I‘ve eagerly followed Iggy Azalea‘s journey from aspiring Aussie teen to global hip hop phenomenon. Born in Sydney in 1990, Iggy had an early passion for rapping. She adopted her stage name at 14, a play on her dog Iggy and her street Azalea.

At 16, Iggy bravely moved across the world alone to Miami, working odd jobs while pursuing music. Her determination is inspring – she slept in her car while struggling to get a break!

Blazing a Trail in Hip Hop

Iggy broke through with 2011‘s Ignorant Art mixtape, showcasing her fiery flow and audacious lyrics. Her sharp wordplay on tracks like "Pu$$y" proved she could hold her own in the male-dominated genre.

When Iggy signed to T.I.‘s label Grand Hustle, it gave her career legitimacy. She dominated with Glory EP and smash hit "Fancy" – I‘ll never forget hearing it for the first time! The infectious track broke records, making Iggy the first female rapper to hit #1 on Billboard in 19 years.

Shattering Records and Ceilings

Iggy‘s 2014 debut album The New Classic cemented her as a hip hop force. She broke the record for most Hot 100 entries by a female rapper – a title she still holds today.

But beyond records, Iggy Azalea represents a new face of hip hop. As a white Australian woman, she‘s brought hip hop to massive mainstream audiences. Yet she consistently pays respect to the genre‘s roots.

Her confident persona and sharp flow inspire fans globally. She‘s broken through both musical and cultural barriers.

Still Going Strong

After a hiatus, Iggy made a triumphant return in 2019 with In My Defense, showing her authentic self. As one of rap‘s reigning queens, her future shines bright. She‘s never afraid to speak out on mental health and industry issues.

Iggy Azalea‘s talent is undeniable. Her swagger, style, and catchy hits make her a standout. She‘s earned her place in hip hop history. I can‘t wait to see Iggy continue to break boundaries and inspire future artists!