Iggy Azalea is fed up with aggressive paparazzi.
The 24-year-old rapper got into a heated confrontation with a paparazzo outside of a Vons supermarket in L.A. on Friday after he continuously followed her and a friend and attempted to take pictures of them while they were buying eggs.
In the video, the rapper’s friend is seen in the parking lot of the grocery store screaming at a photographer to leave them alone and then proceeds to spit on him. The paparazzo reacts to the spit by saying that he has been assaulted and asks her, “Do you have AIDS? I have AIDS now. Maybe I got Ebola.”
Iggy is then seen leaving the supermarket pushing a cart and saying, “Okay, I hope you have Ebola. I hope you die. You’re a f*cking c*nt.” But the very aggressive photographer continues to taunt her, saying that she should expect this treatment because she lives in Los Angeles and chose to live the famous life. Iggy responds stating, “Being a musician doesn’t give you the right to sneak into a supermarket and take photographs of somebody buying eggs … That’s not a public space, that’s private. You’re inside a store taking pictures of people sweetheart. It’s not okay. It’s not cute.”
Shortly after the altercation, Iggy took to Instagram to address the incident.
“Something is only “the way it is” for as long as one ALLOWS it to be. What I’m comfortable consenting a paparazzi do doesn’t require anyone’s opinion but my own. I don’t see why that’s hard for some to fathom. Judge me for spazzing if you like but you only saw the 30sec aftermath which was classy in comparison to what he said to us inside the grocery store where we discovered him lying on the floor after we had repeatedly & politely asked him to leave multiple locations during the course of the day. I don’t hate paps, just the really aggressive ones… I only treated him the way he treated me all day. Fair is fair playboys and girls.peace out. Ps. Someone in the hotel room above me is getting pounded I can hear it,” Iggy captioned the photo.
UPDATE: According to ET, Iggy’s boyfriend Nick Young said that the night of the encounter, she was out getting eggs for him and that is why she may have been in a bad mood.
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