Why Did Iggy Azalea Pick Her Rap Name? It's ALL To Do With Her Old Pet Dog...

19 August 2015, 13:54 | Updated: 19 August 2015, 13:55

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The 'Fancy' star explains what made her chose a rap moniker over her real name.

Iggy Azalea has revealed exactly why she chose her unique rap name… and it’s all today with her childhood pet dog!

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The ‘Trouble’ star, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, says she adopted ‘Iggy’ after wearing a necklace in tribute to her pup after he passed away… who shared his name with the future rap sensation.

“My dog that I had growing up was called Iggy and I thought he was so awesome that when he passed away I got a necklace made with his name on it and people would always ask me if that was my name,” Iggy revealed on The Today Show this week. “When I had to choose a rap name I automatically wanted that as my name because I already had the jewellery for it.

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“Then I chose Azalea because that’s the street my mother lives on,” she explained. “I wanted something that was just feminine and flowery. I wanted something to let people know I am a lady.”

Iggy Azalea is currently working on her second studio album, the follow-up to her 2014 debut ‘The New Classic’.

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