Iggy Azalea on moving to the USA at 16: 'When you're a kid, you feel invincible'
'Fancy' beauty Iggy Azalea moved from her native Australia to the United States of America by herself when she was just 16-years-old and has now revealed that it didn't make her nervous at the time because she was so young it just seemed exciting.
Speaking to Ryan Seacrest about being added to the Wango Tango line-up, which is a music event that will take place in Los Angeles on May 10, she explained that as someone who lives in the area she is really looking forward to it:
"I was very excited to the call. Being somebody who lives in L.A. myself, I always hear lots of good things about Wango Tango, so I’m glad to have my first time be onstage as well.”
Azalea went on to open up about making an international move as a young teen and added that it was a huge thing to do, but she wasn't daunted by it: “I moved to America when I was 16. I’d thought about it for a while before I did… I dropped out of school, so I was already working for about a year before I decided to make the move, and had some aspirations to come and do some secondary schooling over here which never eventuated, but I did get a rap career.”
“It was slightly well-planned when you do move countries. It wasn’t like I was out on a doorstep somewhere waiting for someone to come and abduct me. When you’re a kid, you feel very invincible, so there wasn’t much fear, just excitement for what was to come.”
Watch the lyric video for Azalea's collaboration with Ariana Grande on 'Problem' here:
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