Hustle Gang member Iggy Azalea recently delved into her relationship with high-profile NBA star Nick Young and how much his role as a Los Angeles Lakers stud has made her appreciate basketball.
According to Iggy, she did not invest much time into admiring the NBA until becoming romantically involved with the Laker.
“He’s heard parts [of my new album],” Iggy said, referring to Los Angeles Lakers boyfriend Nick Young. “I’m happy. I’m just glad that he is taller than me. I’m a fan of his. He makes me [like the Lakers]. I hate when girls become their boyfriends, it really annoys me, so I can’t sit here and pretend like I like basketball but I didn’t. I really didn’t care about basketball. I think when you have an invested interest in somebody, it makes you interested in that and I love watching my mother play soccer on her women’s team when I’m in Australia and I love watching Nick play and the Lakers. I watch him play at the gym too and still could be just as into it. I think anyone understands when they have a friend or a boyfriend or a kid, they like whatever it is.” (WiLD 94.9)
Last fall, reports suggested Young had liked the Australian rapper for a number of months.
HUGE WIN for Los Angeles Lakers small forward Nick Young last night … the NBA star finally got himself a date with the woman he’s been crushing on for months … and TMZ Sports has the footage. Young hit up a carnival at L.A. Live Monday night with Iggy Azalea — a 23-year-old Australian rap phenom who recently signed with T.I.‘s record label. Young has been after Iggy for a while — back in September, he called her out as his crush on WCW (Woman Crush Wednesdays) on Twitter. Iggy tweeted him back and now it seems they’re full on dating. (TMZ)
In September, Azalea spoke on a hurdle she ran into when it came to dating.
When talking to Azalea, no topic is off-limits. She doesn’t shy away from discussing her private life, but she’s guarded about mentioning names. “My date?” she says when pressed for details. “He’s a crush I’ve had since 2010. But he always called me ‘sis’! What’s up with that? Why don’t you think I’m pretty? I always thought he was cute.” Despite being a model repped by Wilhelmina, Azalea insists that men don’t show interest in her. “Guys don’t approach me,” she says. “I have to approach them. It’s so annoying. I think I must have a bitchy face, because guys don’t want to talk to me. It’s true, I have a mean face.” (Paper Mag)
Recently, Iggy came clean on her past fling with New York rapper A$AP Rocky.
“I’ve never regretted it. I f*cking loved him. I know he loved me, too,” she said when asked about her finger tat. “I felt like he was somebody I could count on who loved me for being me, and I don’t want to forget that. I would sacrifice a quarter of a pinky for those memories. That’s why I didn’t cross it out all the way, because if I’d covered it up all the way, that says I’m embarrassed. You shouldn’t be ashamed of the trials of becoming an adult. I wanted people to know I’m free for more possible love interests, but also not ashamed.” (Complex)
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