LOS ANGELES — Vivid Entertainment today said it has been approached by a third party who claims he represents an individual with rights to a purported sex tape featuring the recording artist Iggy Azalea.
"Iggy is definitely the hottest female rapper today,” said Steven Hirsch, Vivid founder and co-chairman.
Hirsch said that he has been shown a “teaser” of images of a woman who appears to be the 24-year-old, Australian-born Azalea, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly.
"I believe there would be a huge demand for her sex tape,” Hirsch said. “Iggy has proved that she’s an amazing talent. If there is any tape out there that can rival that of Kim Kardashian, this one is it. We are conducting our due diligence and if we are satisfied with our review, we will definitely try to make a deal to distribute the tape.”
But TMZ reported today that the possible seven-figure deal may not happen because Azalea denies that it's her on the alleged tape.
Azalea gained recognition early on in her career for her controversial songs “Pu$$y” and “Two Times.” Vivid noted that the rapper’s delicate skin, lithe body and long blonde hair contributed to her modeling and becoming the face of Levi Jeans.
In addition, Vivid said Azalea was the first female and first non-American to be featured on XXL magazine’s annual Top 10 Freshman cover issue and her list of awards include those from BET, Billboard, MTV, Boombox and others. Last year she toured with Beyoncé and her single, “Fancy,” reached number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs charts earlier this year.