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Iggy Azalea on chicken franchising, Australian rap, and learning from Beyonce: An EW Q&A

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She’s still only 23, but it’s been a slow burn for Iggy Azalea. Born Amethyst Kelly, she left her home nation of Australia when she was 16 years old to pursue her hip-hop dreams. She’s been on the mix tape radar since 2011′s Ignorant Art, and has already teamed up with the likes of T.I., B.o.B, Mac Miller, Diplo, and Sean Paul.

Her proper debut album The New Classic has been in limbo for a while, but it’s finally hitting store shelves on April 18. Last week, EW caught up with Azalea in Manhattan Peruvian chicken emporium Pio Pio for a talk about art, nipples, and Katy Perry. 

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Rollin' with the homies! Iggy Azalea and Charli XCX are like way into 'Clueless'

I’m like totally buggin’ — Tuesday brought us this gem of a Clueless tribute video! Australian rap mistress Iggy Azalea and British raver child Charli XCX have painstakingly styled the music video for their track “Fancy” after the classic 90′s flick Clueless. Not an homage, but like an actual recreation of scenes. Where was I when they were signing extras for this video??!

Iggy Azalea's quirky charisma on full display in 'Change Your Life' video -- Watch it here

If Iggy Azalea, the Australian-born rapper-model, really wanted our attention today—September 9, 2013, the day Miley Cyrus licked a sledgehammer (and a bunch of other videos came out)—she would’ve had T.I. wear the pasties.

Instead, the video for “Change Your Life” entered the fray with Azalea emerging from a pool in bright-red nipple lids (not to mention lounging on a diving board in a nominally SFW gold chain mail top), and T.I. neglecting only a tie.

Still, this is a good time to check in with a potential new pop star who’s hard to locate in the current firmament. Is she a pugnacious rapper, like Nicki Minaj? A utility provocateur, like Miley? The Lana Del Rey of rap (whatever that means, beyond pure amazingness)?

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Iggy Azalea drops 'Work' video: Will she finally happen as a mainstream rapper?

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Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has been on the come-up for a while now, thanks to a series of blog-baiting videos and the heavy support of label boss T.I. (and also picking up a modeling contract along the way).

The march toward the release of her official debut album The New Classic continues with the video for “Work,” which finds Azalea invoking Thelma & Louise, rapping in front of a tractor trailer, and, like she does, wearing a full run of frame-grab-worthy outfits (rarely have a pair of spandex palm trees worked so hard to preserve a lady’s decency).

Watch it below:

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Best of 2012 (Behind the Scenes): Director Alex 2Tone explains the child pageantry in Iggy Azalea's 'Murda Bizness' video

For better or for worse, Toddlers & Tiaras and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo have planted child pageantry firmly in the zeitgeist. It was inevitable, then, that the phenomenon would find alternative modes of expression. In this case, that mode is a rap video (naturally). The lyrics of Australian-born rapper Iggy Azalea’s “Murda Bizness” are all clubs, drinks, and swag, but the video takes a more topical turn and depicts the strange, sequined world of child pageants. Director Alex 2Tone opened up about the video’s timely theme and what it’s like breaking a cardinal rule of filmmaking: never work with kids.

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Iggy Azalea premieres 'Flash,' video for 'Murda Bizness' — Watch and listen here

Iggy Azalea is the queen of making me feel uncomfortable. She’s also been really busy, premiering both a new song and video in the days leading up to her Glory EP, out this weekend.

Today the Australian-born rapper and T.I. signee debuted “Flash,” an ultra-explicit Mike Posner-assisted booty call that unfolds over a slick R&B beat. It has the same filthy spirit as Kelly Rowland’s “Motivation,” but it’s a little more forthcoming with the dirty talk. “How long before you hit my exit on the freeway?/We gon’ freak and let Pandora DJ,” Iggy raps… And that’s about the only line we can publish here. (Needless to say, this is not the song to blast from your cubicle if you’re still jamming at work.)

Over the weekend Iggy also treated us to the video for “Murda Bizness,” and thankfully, she doesn’t take its themes literally (as she sometimes does in her visuals), though the song’s click-click bang-bang chorus does feel a little poorly timed, to say the least.

Instead, Iggy opted for a Toddlers & Tiaras scenario, where egos, excess, and cutthroat competition rule just as hard as they do in the club. Cocaine-referencing lyrics over shots of Iggy pushing Pixy Stix still unnerve us in the way everything about that show does, but Iggy’s probably just taking her cues from the real honey boo boo children of the world — don’t think we didn’t see that little beauty queen taking a swig of her special juice, Iggs.

If the pageant concept doesn’t do it for you, there’s always the video for her Steve Aoki collaboration, “Beatdown,” which premiered earlier this month.

It’s basically Iggy whipping her shiny blonde pony tail around in the middle of a boxing ring for four minutes. Way to play to your strengths, girl!

Watch “Murda Bizness” featuring T.I. here:

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