Australian rapper, Iggy Azalea has deleted all her social media accounts after nude photos of her from a 2016 ‘GQ’ photoshoot leaked online.
In the wake of this breach of privacy, photographer Nino Munoz, who captured the images in 2016 insists they were stolen.
Munoz addressed the controversy via Instagram saying: “I’m outraged and saddened to find out that images of mind were stolen and published without my permission,” he wrote. “There is currently an investigation underway. Posting these stolen images is illegal and anyone who has done so will be prosecuted.
“I empathize with any discomfort that this situation has caused to anyone that is involved.”
Iggy who deactivated both her Instagram on Monday following the leak is also upset and has vowed to take legal action.
She temporarily reactivated one of her social media accounts to issue a statement saying:
“A lot of high profile women have shot covers with GQ with a strategically placed hand etc covering their breasts etc.,” she wrote in part. “I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity. I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print.
“I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. I don’t feel there is any where I can retreat to or that I have a ‘happy place’ I can wait until it all blows over. Please think of how you might feel if the shoe was yours to wear.”
A lot of the comments I see from men in particular taking things even further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regard to my body has honestly disturbed me,” she continued. “The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming & makes me feel like throwing up.”
In the photos, the 28-year-old rapper was pictured showing off her nude titties during the photoshoot.
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