Iggy Azalea's 5 Most Cringe-Worthy Quotes

One of Iggy Azalea's biggest PR problems has been her propensity to say every unfiltered thing that comes to mind. That's not always a bad thing, mind you — goodness knows we love an outspoken celebrity — but it has caused some grief for the Australian rapper. Earlier this month, she canceled her performance at Pittsburgh's Pride celebration after causing offense with homophobic tweets.

Her latest mouthy moment is certainly less extreme, but has not been without drama. When asked about the lagging success of "Pretty Girls," her single with Britney Spears, Azalea seemed to pin the blame on her collaborator and the song's underwhelming promotion.

"It’s difficult to send a song up the charts without additional promo and TV performances,” she wrote. “I would have enjoyed performing it a lot, I think it got off to a powerful start. But you need content to compete in 2015.”

In other words, someone wasn't pulling their weight, and Iggy's not going to pretend otherwise. Though a relatively mild one, it's just another example of the music star rubbing people the wrong way with her words. No topic is off-limits, be it hip-hop culture, the LGBTQ community, or whether or not R. Kelly is a suitable choice as a wedding singer

Without further ado, we present some of Azalea's greatest hits. And by "greatest," we mean most likely to cause offense. Read 'em and weep.
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On The LGBTQ Community:

"I think I just love that gay people generally have great taste and are fabulous... and I think I'm the same! That's what I think we have in common the most, but we definitely do have being ostracized in common, too. I relate to that as well, and I'll talk about certain things like that and draw comparisons over time. But I just know so many gay men — Marco Marco, who does my costumes, and my hairdresser — that I think are so creative and totally get it, I guess. They get how it's cheeky or how it's poking fun, whereas sometimes other people can take longer to catch on. For some reason the gay community seems to be straightaway, like, 'We get what you're doing here,' so I think that's why I've worked and aligned myself with so many gay men more than anyone else. They understand it and I don't sit there all day long explaining to them, 'This is what it needs to look like, blah, blah, blah.'"

PrideSource, April 2014
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On Critiques That She's Objectifying Black Culture:

"I find it patronizing to assume I have no knowledge of something I’m influenced by, but I’ve also grown up with strangers assuming that... So its completely fine and I’m used to it by now. I don’t lose any sleep over it."

Twitter, December 2014
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On Rap:

"As a kid [I] loved rap but a lot of lyrics were SO heavily themed around where you came from, it made me feel I didn't have a place."

Twitter, October 2014
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On Mixing Her "Hood" & "Gay" Friends:

"I'm around a lot of guys who are hood guys, and I have the gayest hairdresser of all time. He likes to dress in themes, so there's definitely times when it's never kind of said, but when I'm like, 'Mmm, no. It's gonna be trouble to bring you around these people because they're gonna fucking say shit.'"

PrideSource, April 2014
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On Her Wedding Plans:

“Nick {Young] really wants to have R. Kelly perform at our wedding so he can sing ‘Marry the Pussy' with R. Kelly."

The Late Late Show With James Corden, June 2015
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