Iggy Azalea has deleted all her social media accounts after her topless modelling photos were leaked without her permission.
The Australian rapper’s Twitter and Instagram accounts were deactivated on Monday, just hours after unpublished ‘outtakes’ from a 2016 GQ magazine photo shoot were circulated online.
The leaked images, which were taken by photographer Nino Muñoz, show Iggy posing with her breasts exposed in nothing but a pair of white pajama shorts.
She continued: ‘There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.
‘Today I am 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.’
She went on to criticise trolls for making vulgar comments in response to the topless photo leak, saying that reading them made her feel physically ill.
Iggy concluded her statement by saying she planned to take a break from social media to escape the negativity.
Meanwhile, photographer Nino Muñoz issued his own statement via Instagram on Tuesday morning, writing: ‘My heart goes out to anyone this situation has affected. I’m utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served.’
‘I’m outraged and saddened to find out that images of mine were stolen and published without my permission. There is currently an investigation underway. Posting these stolen images is illegal and anyone who has done so will be prosecuted.’
‘I empathise with any discomfort that this situation has caused to anyone that is involved,’ he concluded.