LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) – Iggy Azalea has deactivated her social media accounts and is threatening legal action after someone leaked topless photos of her online over the weekend.
The images were outtakes from a GQ cover shoot taken back in 2016 and were never intended for release, Azalea explained in a since-deleted statement.
“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” she wrote. “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.”
“I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this,” she continued. “It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”
Nino Munoz, the Chilean-Canadian photographer who handled the shoot for GQ, has since released a statement saying that he is outraged that the images were stolen, that an investigation is currently underway and that his “heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected.”
No word yet on when Azalea will reactive her social media accounts, however, the Aussie hip-hop artist is expected to drop her long-delayed sophomore album, In My Defense, via her own label Bad Dreams Records at some point later this year.