Iggy Azalea opens up about her past in an upcoming cover story for COMPLEX magazine, and she doesn’t shy away from sharing her exploits. Azalea reveals just how on the edge she was as a youngster. The Australian rapper shares some of her teenage misadventures in the piece, including her affinity for visiting bars with a fake ID and pursuing adult men.
“When I was 13 I got a fake ID,” Azalea says in the article. “I’d go out, get hammered off my face in nightclubs because I thought that made me an adult, meet older guys who thought I was older and go f–k them. I’d do that all the time. Hitchhiking was something I would do all the time as a kid. When I was 14 I used to go to the red light district called Kings Cross and go to strip clubs.”
While the legal age of consent is 16 years old in many regions of Australia, Iggy makes it clear that she was even underage by those standards. She says that she was only afraid once–when she and a friend got unwanted attention from a man who wound up stalking them.
“We would hang out there so late that the train would stop working, and then we would walk back into the city on the sides of the road, three or four drunk 14-year-old girls with fake IDs,” Azalea continued. “One time, after going to a nightclub with my friend, a guy followed us through all the carriages. Every station, we’d get out and switch a carriage and he would find the carriage we were in. When we got to the station in Sydney he started to chase us and was like, ‘Come here, you little sluts.’ We ran and locked ourselves in the disabled bathroom and we stayed in there for like four hours until the sun came up and people were out for work again. That’s the only time I’ve ever felt scared doing something dumb.”