Iggy Azalea is feeling “blindsided” after a series of topless photos of the rapper leaked.
In a since-deleted post, Azalea revealed that the photos, which were outtakes from a GQ Magazine cover shoot in 2016, were leaked without her permission.
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” Azalea wrote, according to Billboard. “I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”
“Today I’m a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this – but also because of the vile way people have reacted.”
Azalea also threatened legal action against whoever was responsible for the leak.
“I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this,” she wrote. “It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life. It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”
She has since deleted her social media accounts.
“Please think of how you might feel if the shoe was yours to wear,” she added. “I have seen some really vicious written in the last 24 hours and It is too much negativity for me to handle. For now it’s best to keep my accounts deactivated. Please be kinder to one another.”
GQ has yet to officially comment on the matter, however, the photographer who shot the photos insisted that they were stolen and that an official investigation is underway.
Azalea’s new album, In My Defense, is set to drop in the next few months. It’s unclear whether she will return to social media before then.