Iggy Azalea has hit back after being criticised for her purchase of a super-expensive Rolls-Royce car, claiming to have made enough money to not have to ‘work another day in my life’.
The Australian rapper recently started up an OnlyFans account, which seems to be going pretty well – though we can’t say exactly how well – but has also recently sold the rights to a portion of her back catalogue for an ‘eight-figure sum’ which means she’s not exactly strapped for cash just now.
With that in mind, she decided to treat herself and headed for a car dealership to buy a Rolls-Royce Phantom.
Obviously, we aren’t sure of the exact details of how much her car cost, but the Phantom generally comes in at around £570,000.
Naturally – this is the internet, after all – people have been critical of her decision.
One person wrote: “Probably not a smart financial purchase if you’re a rapper that has to start an OnlyFans to supplement your non-existent music income.
“But hey congratulations!”
That brought a response from Iggy herself, who moved to shut the person down.
She said: “I’ve done 70 sold-out arena shows with Pitbull in the last two years.
“I sold a portion of my masters for eight figures less than three months ago.
“I have the same wealth manager as George Clooney.
“And yes, an OnlyFans. You’re boring!”
That OnlyFans is nothing to be sniffed at in terms of income, either.
She currently charges subscribers $25 per month to get into it, before then selling – presumably – more raunchy content as added paid extras.
Azalea has also recently bought some property with her wealth, tweeting earlier this month: “I bought a new house today.”
She added: “I still own the one I’m in too, but I’ll sell it soon.”
As for that sale of her back catalogue – which included her hit Fancy and songs like Kream and Problem, which featured Ariana Grande – she bagged eight-figures from Domain Capital for the music.
After getting a bit of stick for that, she hit back: “I sold a portion of my catalogue to who I wanted, for an amount that means I don’t have to work another day in my life.
“I love y’all down but the masters conversation is a little beyond most of your understanding of business.”
She explained: “It means that a portion of songs I sold to a company who now owns them.
“In exchange, they paid me what they would have earned in my lifetime, upfront in one lump sum.”
It doesn’t sound like that bad a deal, particularly if there is money coming in from elsewhere, too.