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.
UPDATE: Iggy Azalea has set the record straight in regard to her comments about the "gross" photos Steve Madden had posted on a since-removed Tumblr account promoting the rapper's collaboration with the designer. And, she'd like you to know she doesn't have a problem with Steve Madden — she just really, really has a problem with socks and sandals.
In an Instagram post last night, The New Classic artist stated: "What I had a 'rant' about on Twitter isn't in regards to these pictures," she said, referring to the color-rich images she stars in, "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 just don't support neoprene Jesus sandals WITH socks."
There you have it. At the end of the day, not everyone is going to love the once-taboo style trick. And, while Iggy expresses that she would still love her fans' support as her collection launches today, we're hoping that she's still in good graces with Steve Madden — according to her, the collaborators still have three more seasons of footwear planned.
Just this afternoon, the Australian rapper shared this remark to her 4+ million followers: "@SteveMadden kinda ruined the creative direction when u added those gross extra pictures to a random tumbler page I had no part in creating." Since she's not exactly mincing words here, it's clear that Iggy is less than thrilled with this Tumblr site, which was teasing images of the upcoming footwear styles before it was quickly shut down.
While it's unclear which specific photos Iggy is referring to as "gross" (ouch), it's obvious she wants to make it known that she had nothing to do with the promotional page. Unsurprisingly, the rapper has now removed the Tweet from her account entirely (screenshot above), and the Tumblr site has been removed, as well (screenshot below). What this public show of disapproval may mean for the launch of the collaboration next month is still to be determined. Hopefully, the wheels are still in motion — we were kinda looking forward to those fancy baby blue platforms.