Iggy Azalea has opened up about her experiences of going under the knife and her opinions on self-image


Iggy Azalea has officially put on her big sister hat, after candidly opening up about her choices in cosmetic surgery and advising teens to wait before jumping the gun and going under the knife.

Iggy-Igs, 25, announced her first surgery, breast implants, back in March to Vogue after much speculation about the Aussie rapper. She said, ‘Four months ago, I got bigger boobs! I’d thought about it my entire life’.

She explained that although she had originally planned to keep her surgery private so as not to influence her younger fans she later decided she ‘wasn’t into secret-keeping’.

Now the Igster is back and discussing another change- this time a nose job. When asked by Seventeen magazine about the latest change to her face, Iggy replied ‘I’m not denying it. Denying it is lame’ before explaining why she finds it ‘lame’- ‘I don’t think you should be ashamed if you made a change to yourself, which is why I’ve spoken about the changes I’ve made, like with my breasts’.

Impressively the star went on to demonstrate a very sensible opinion of surgery, and self-image in general- ‘It’s no easy feat to live with your flaws and accept yourself—and it’s no easy feat to change yourself. Either way you look at it, it’s a tough journey. There are things that I didn’t like about myself that I changed through surgery. There are other things I dislike but I’ve learned to accept’ adding the entire process of cosmetic surgery is an ’emotional journey’.

Iggy then went on to urge readers to consider her outlook, ‘It’s important to remember you can’t change everything. You can never be perfect’ explaining ‘Your perception of yourself can change a lot over time so I think it’s important to wait’- Iggy herself did plenty of research on nose jobs before deciding it was right to put her sniffer under the knife

And as if the wise and responsible big sister hat wasn’t well and truly on, the Fancy rapper then touched upon what she feels to be an unattainable modern-day beauty standard;  ‘It’s hard to be a woman in 2015 with social media. There’s so much more emphasis on taking pictures of ourselves and the ‘likes’ or people commenting on them’.

She followed this up by saying ‘Some days I just want to look like s**t and feel OK with that’.

Well Miss Azalea, you have done yourself proud- and we’re also more than happy for you to be our big sister if you’re up for it…

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