Iggy Azalea was born in Mullumbimby, New South Wales, Australia and moved to Miami, Florida, USA right before she turned 16 years old to pursue her music career. She told her parents she was going “on a holiday” with a friend but eventually decided to stay and told them she was not coming back home shortly after. Her father was a comic artist andpainter and her mother cleaned holiday houses and hotels. Azalea says her father “made her look at [art] as a teenager” which has always influenced her life and work. “I was drawn to America because I felt like an outsider in my own country, I was in love with hip-hop, and America is the birthplace of that, so I figured the closer I was to the music, the happier I’d be. I was right.”
She started rapping at the age of 14 but was obsessed with rap from age 11 when she heard “Baby Don’t Cry”. In 2011, Iggy Azalea started uploading several freestyle videos that went viral on YouTube. In early September, Perez Hilton discovered and posted her first music video “Pu$$y”. Her new EP entitiled GLORY is available as a free download at her website.