Iggy Azalea Denies Dating New York Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr.: “I Don’t Even Know Him”
So about those Iggy Azalea and Odell Beckham Jr. dating rumors, Iggy says there's no truth to them.
Speaking with TMZ, the rapper claims she doesn't even personally know the New York Giants wide receiver.
"I literally don't even know Odell Beckham," Iggy explains as she began signing autographs in a video below. "He was at my friend's party and we took a picture with a bunch of people and that's it."
The rumors surrounding a potential romance between Iggy and Beckham began when Page Six reported the Giants receiver had been skipping practice in order to hang out with Iggy. Their sources reported the two had even rented out a space in Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center.
On the other hand, TMZ's sources claimed there was nothing romantic going on between the two celebs, telling the site, “People will create anything.” It sounds like their story's right in line with Iggy's.
Iggy is currently in the midst of promoting her sophomore album Digital Distortion, which, after a seemingly incalculable amount of setbacks, has finally received a release date. The project is all set to drop on June 30.
Powering the hype train behind Digital Distortion is "Switch," a vibrant, pop-oriented single featuring the vocal stylings of Brazilian singing sensation Anitta. Speaking with Zach Sang on his Zach Sang Show the other day, Iggy gave a little bit of background into how the collab with Anitta came to be.
“‘Switch’ is a song that I recorded back in early August and I loved it,” Iggy revealed to Sang. “I couldn’t think of who can sing on this song with me because I just really wanted to bring another female energy. I didn’t really have any female collaborations yet on my album. I think people really enjoyed me collaborating with other women and I wanted to make sure that I still did that. I was thinking, ‘Who can go on there?’ I couldn’t really find anybody.”
Little did Iggy know, the answer to her prayers lived south of the border. “A friend of mine said, ‘Hey, have you seen this girl Anitta? She’s from Brazil, but she’s huge over there. She’s really cool. She has these awesome live shows where she dances like crazy.’ I checked her out on YouTube and I was like, ‘Wow. She’s amazing.’ So, I hit her up and asked if she would be interested in doing the song and it just kind of worked out perfectly,” Iggy explained.
Check out Iggy's brief interview with TMZ reporters below.
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