Rapper speaks openly about sexual accusations
Gaby Whitehill

15:49 25th September 2013

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Iggy Azalea has hit out at critics who have suggested she has been sexually involved with her male counterparts in order to further her career.

The star joins Beyonce on the Australian leg of her Mrs Carter tour later this year, and claims joining the 'Single Ladies' star on the road will mean she avoids the sexual slurs she has previously been hit with. Speaking to Gigwise the Australian rapper candidly expressed her frustration at the unfair allegations.

"Obviously I was really excited and happy," she said, when asked about joining Beyonce on tour. "I kind of felt honestly like, finally someone that [the press] won't be able to say I had sex with to get it.

"I just feel like everything I do, people are always like 'She probably had sex with someone to get that... she's probably sucking that dick.' Honestly, I swear to God I've never sucked anyone's dick for anything," the 'Bounce' rapper added. "I've only ever sucked dick for free. I've only ever given free blowjobs. I've never given a blowjob for anything other than I've wanted to give that guy a blowjob."

"They won't be able to say I gave Beyonce a blowjob, so, yes! You can't discredit me for this... she likes me, and she invited me, so, so there. Take that."

Watch the video for 'Change Your Life' below:

Iggy has just released latest single 'Change Your Life', which features a guest appearance from mentor T.I. The rapper is gearing up for her major label debut, The New Classic, which is slated to be released later this year.

Below: Iggy Azalea and more - the coolest women in music, 2013

  • Iggy Azalea: Australian hip-hop recording artist Iggy Azalea may have a similar name to another Azealia, but that's where the comparisons end. The 22 year old has been taking the world by storm, with super hot tracks and a fashion sense to match. Plus, she's the face of House of Holland eyewear, and we're not sure it gets any cooler than that.

  • Solange: Forget about the 'Beyonce's little sister' label, because Solange is a star of her own making. Ramping up her indie cred this year with appearances at Glastonbury, Pitchfork, Field Day and Primavera - among many others - the dreamy 2012 hit 'Losing You' had an appeal that was retro without being dated. 'Cool' could very well be an understatement.

  • Haim: BBC's Sound of 2013, when Haim aren't releasing their own refreshing take on folk-rock, they're covering obscure B-sides from The Strokes and (we presume) spending time with Jay-Z - seeing as they're signed to his hip label Roc Nation. Not only that, but there's nothing fake about these girls, including Este's onstage off-colour humour. Don't find it funny? Haim don't care.

  • Savages: Angry, raw, and most of all they don't care about what you think - Savages are exactly the kind of post-punk band that terrify us in a good way. From the cryptic manifesto on their website to the black and white aesthetic, Savages have the kind of image that seems effortless - except that no one else would ever be able to pull it off.

  • Natasha Khan: Suspended from school for bad behaviour (is there anything cooler?) Natasha Khan turned it all around with Bat For Lashes, including being nominated for a Mercury Prize twice and four BRIT awards, making it clearly only a matter of time until she wins. Plus, she plays piano, bass, guitar, synthesiser, autoharp, percussion, xylophone AND sings. Super cool.

  • Deap Vally: It's a good year for girl bands, and Deap Vally are yet another group flying the flag high. The Californian rock duo met at a needlework class and their music turned out scuzzy in the best way. Giving interviews about knitting and rocking out - apparently in THAT order - who else can combine crocheting and rock music and have it turn out this overwhelmingly awesome? We'd bet no one.

  • Alex Locastro: Formerly Kitty Pryde, now apparently going by Alex Locastro, she went viral on the internet a year ago with her song 'Okay Cupid', which featured lazy, self-deprecating rapping over a dreamy beat - and managed to hit No 12 on Rolling Stone's Songs of 2012. Since then, Alex/Kitty has released a number of EPs and is getting better and better - and cooler and cooler - while still half-refusing to take any of this seriously at all.

  • Karen O: The Yeah Yeah Yeahs have been around for 13 years, and yet continue to be just as relevant as ever - frontwoman Karen O most of all. She's a style icon who also contributes to a number of more obscure projects other than the Yeah Yeah Yeahs; Karen's contributed backing vocals to Flaming Lips, David Lynch and Santigold, as well as collaborating with Swans. She's also directed music videos and composed the entire soundtrack for Where The Wild Things Are. So cool.

  • Icona Pop: The Swedish DJ and synth duo are a much needed breath of fresh air in pop music right now, with global smash 'I Love It' being quite possibly one of the best pop songs we've heard in a long time, and maybe one of the better electro tracks too. Being described as 'effortlessly cool', we'd absolutely have to agree - just look at them.

  • Aluna Francis: One half of duo AlunaGeorge, Aluna is on the up and up as AlunaGeorge are attracting more attention - with no visible end in sight. One of the hottest bands in R&B right now, Aluna performs in glittery underwear and - unlike equally unclothed Rihanna - oozes sexuality without even trying. With a voice like that, there's really nothing stopping her.

  • A*M*E: Ready to feel totally inferior to a teenager? We hope so, because 18 year old A*M*E has achieved more now than we probably ever will. She's already got a No 1 single - albeit in South Korea, although she's heading for the top of the UK charts - and she totally overshadowed both Jessie J and The Wanted when touring with them. Also look at her dress sense - why couldn't our teenage photos look like that?

  • Lauren Mayberry: The youngest member of Scottish electropop band Chvrches isn't just intimidatingly cool but also intimidatingly smart - she's got a law degree, a master's in journalism and wrote her dissertation on the idea of femininity and women's writing. Add in the fact that she cares about the lyrics in pop songs and has one of the most emotionally resonant voices we've heard, and she is definitely hitting all the cool targets. Bullseye, in fact.

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