Australian-born hip-hop musician Iggy Azalea has announced plans to press charges over a series of nude photos that were leaked without her permission.

Next month, Iggy Azalea is set to release her long-awaited second album, In My Defense. However, it appears that the Aussie musician won’t be in the mood to celebrate, having recently been the victim of a nude photo leak.

As The Daily Mail reports, 28-year-old Azalea (born Amethyst Kelly) took to Twitter earlier today to address the leak of a series of nude photos that surfaced over the weekend.

The photos in question were supposedly outtakes from a 2016 photoshoot with GQ, and were never intended to be released to the public.

“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” Iggy Azalea wrote. “I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”

“Today Im a ball of negative emotions. I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things. Not solely because I did not consent to this – but also because of the vile way people have reacted.”

“I fully intended on finding out where the leak originated from and pressing criminal charges in regards to this,” Azalea continued.

“It’s important to me that someone actually be held accountable for their actions & the way it impacts my life.”

“Please think of how you might feel if the shoe was yours to wear. I have seen some really vicious written in the last 24 hours and It is too much negativity for me to handle. for now it’s best to keep my accounts deactivated.”

“Please be kinder to one another.”

While Iggy Azalea has since deactivated her social media accounts for the current time, photographer Nino Munoz, who took the pictures, has taken to Instagram to side with the musician, insisting the photos were stolen.

“I’m outraged and saddened to find out that images of mind were stolen and published without my permission,” he wrote. “There is currently an investigation underway.”

“Posting these stolen images is illegal and anyone who has done so will be prosecuted. I empethize [sic] with any discomfort that this situation has caused to anyone that is involved.”

In somewhat related news, Iggy Azalea made news earlier this year for confusing her fans by wearing a controversial Cradle Of Filth shirt – a band far removed from her own style of music.

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