If Iggy Azalea, the Australian-born rapper-model, really wanted our attention today—September 9, 2013, the day Miley Cyrus licked a sledgehammer (and a bunch of other videos came out)—she would’ve had T.I. wear the pasties.
Instead, the video for “Change Your Life” entered the fray with Azalea emerging from a pool in bright-red nipple lids (not to mention lounging on a diving board in a nominally SFW gold chain mail top), and T.I. neglecting only a tie.
Still, this is a good time to check in with a potential new pop star who’s hard to locate in the current firmament. Is she a pugnacious rapper, like Nicki Minaj? A utility provocateur, like Miley? The Lana Del Rey of rap (whatever that means, beyond pure amazingness)?
Here we see her morning dip, beauty rest with a baby tiger, hard night’s work as chorus girl—and a choose-your-own-adventure set of endings in which she both cracks open a briefcase of cash on a vintage (and apparently highly flammable) Mercedes and gets hauled off in handcuffs in a suit that’s about 65 percent more revealing than T.I.’s.
Whaddya think? Pure fire? Flash in the pan? You know where to put your comments.