Iggy Azalea Took A Swipe At Steve Madden For Releasing A Picture Of Her Wearing “Disgusting Neoprene Jesus Sandals”
Poochie’s Austalian cousin Iggy Azalea recently worked with shoe designer Steve Madden to create a bunch of Iggy Azalea-looking mallrat shoes. Of course, she didn’t just help pick out colors and insoles and whatever else you do when you’re pretending to be a shoe designer while mentally calculating how much cash you’ll make from slapping your name on a pair of shoes; she also was the shoe model when they shot the Steve Madden x Iggy Azalea campaign.
The only problem is, Iggy Azalea assumed she would have total control over the final images, and according to The Huffington Post, she threw a shit fit when Steve Madden released a shot she didn’t like. HuffPo says it all started when Steve Madden posted this image to the SMxIA Tumblr (which has now since been made private):
So she did what Iggy Azalea would normally do in this situation: she bitched them out on Twitter.
She acts like being “bamoozeled” by a Tumblr filled with crotch shots and socks and pool toys is a bad thing. Hell, I spend at least 3/4 of my day searching for ‘cocks in socks’ on Tumblr. Prude!
Iggy has since deleted all her Twitter hisses at Steve Madden, probably because somebody (*cough* T.I. *cough*) reminded her you don’t get a mountain of shoe money if you shit on the person writing the check. She later took to Instagram to post a few shots from the campaign she does like, as well as to clarify those comments about Steve Madden doing “the most disgusting photo shoot ever“.
“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.”
Basically, she apologized for publicly slapping her pimp while also sort of throwing shade at Steve Madden for pairing neoprene Jesus sandals with socks. You know, because those fug neoprene Jesus sandals look so good on their own and the socks really drag them into tacky trash territory. When reached for comment on this whole mess, a spokesperson for Steve Madden issued this statement:
“This was a lover’s quarrel. We love Iggy and are very excited about our collaboration. When you get two artists working together sometimes there are fireworks. It’s our creative differences that allow us to design an incredible collection and we are looking forward to sharing it with the world!”
Allow me to translate from PR to English: “The sweatshop in China has already made 600,000 pairs of neoprene Jesus sandals, so unless that mouthy ho wants to fly back to Australian on a cancelled check, she better STFU and make with the smiles. Remember bitch, you can always be replaced with a sexy bobblehead.”
And here are some of the Iggy-approved shots from the Steve Madden x Iggy Azalea campaign that she threw up on Instagram.