Iggy Azalea took to Twitter to express her frustration, but this time it had nothing to do with rap music, responding to criticism, or the hip-hop community.
She blasted shoe designer Steve Madden.
As you may or may not know, Iggy collaborated with Steve Madden on an upcoming spring/summer shoe collection. Somehow, her collection ended up on Steve Madden’s Tumblr page featured in an unauthorized photo shoot that she referred to as ‘gross’ and ‘disgusting’
“@SteveMadden kinda ruined the creative direction when u added those gross extra pictures to a random tumbler page I had no part in creating,” said Iggy.
“Everything in a collaboration is supposed to be mutually approved. But Steve madden did the most disgusting photo shoot ever and never even told me about it,” she added. “I’m just now seeing it as its uploaded on some random tumblr page and i am livid.”
We give Iggy a hard time for popping off about everything, but for once we feel she’s actually justified.
“I worked really hard on the creative direction of both the shoes and the shoot I WAS involved with and in. I really feel it’s been tainted with these God awful images that Steve madden took upon themselves to create and share without my knowledge. Gross gross gross.”
Take a look at some of the ‘unapproved’ photos:
Shortly after her mini-rant, Iggy deleted her tweets and took to Instagram to share some of the approved images and offer an apology.
For the record: I absolutely LOVE these images, they are from the shoot I directed for my Steve Madden campaign. Im incredibly proud of the shoes we’ve made together, as well as these images that I’ve been anxiously waiting to share with you all. What I had a “rant” about on Twitter isn’t in regards to these pictures, it was about another, different set of images i wasn’t a part of creating that I felt weren’t reflective of my vision and direction for the collection. I’m an artist and I’m extremely passionate and emotional and crazy sometimes because I care ALOoOoot about this shit! I love Steve and he gets it! Artists clash sometimes, it doesn’t mean I dislike the brand. I love Steve Madden as an individual and as a company. I have 3 more seasons I’m making with these guys and I’m going to enjoy it. Shit just happens sometimes and you gotta fight for what you believe in! I believe in this collection immensely; that’s why I just wanted it to be perfect. it comes out tomorrow and I hope you guys enjoy it because I put my heart and soul into them! Sorry for the drama! I didn’t mean for it to turn into some big blog situation (as usual) but I’m not gonna sit back and totally let Steve Madden get dragged under the bus because as a whole they’re awesome ppl. I just don’t support neoprene Jesus sandals WITH socks ????. That all.
Take a look at some of the Iggy-approved images below. These are MUCH better.