Iggy Azalea: Why she won't let anybody use her real name Amethyst

Iggy Azalea reveals the deeply personal reason why she won’t let anybody call her by her real name Amethyst Kelly

Iggy Azalea is one of the most famous rappers in the world, but few people know her real name is actually Amethyst Amelia Kelly.

The 30-year-old addressed her legal name in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, explaining why she prefers to go by her stage moniker even in her personal life.

She said that only a ‘select group of people’ are ‘allowed’ to call her Amethyst, with the rest referring to her simply as Iggy.

What’s in a name? Iggy Azalea has revealed why only a select few people are ‘allowed’ to call her by her real name, Amethyst Amelia Kelly. Pictured on November 22, 2019, in Berlin

The thread began when a fan asked her: ‘Do your friends usually call you Amethyst or Iggy?’

The Fancy star responded: ’99 per cent of the people in my life call me Iggy and I prefer that except for the one per cent that know me that well that it just hits different if they say my real name because it feels cosy.’

She later tweeted at another fan that the reason she doesn’t let people call her Amethyst is because she thinks names are ‘very personal’.

One per cent: The 30-year-old addressed her legal name in a Twitter thread on Tuesday, explaining why she prefers to go by her stage moniker even in her personal life 

Justification: She later tweeted at another fan that the reason she doesn’t let people call her Amethyst is because she thinks names are ‘very personal’

‘I feel names are very personal and I never wanted strangers to be able to use mine when talking s**t and putting weirdo negative energy on it. Gotta protect your vibe,’ she wrote.

It comes after Iggy addressed rumours that she could be leaving music behind to start a new career as a YouTuber.

The Australian-raised star has recently faced questions from longtime fans over whether or not she plans to move into the YouTube space full-time.

‘Are you going to become a YouTuber?’ It comes after Iggy addressed rumours that she could be leaving music behind to start a new career as a YouTuber

‘Are you going to become a YouTuber or did you give up on that idea?’ a fan asked on Twitter earlier this week.

‘I don’t wanna “become a YouTuber” just think it could be fun to post videos from time to time that are not music related,’ she responded.

‘Def gonna do it! But probably in 2021 since this year is cursed,’ she added.

Iggy has collaborated with some of the biggest stars on YouTube over the past year, including makeup mogul James Charles.

Having her say: ‘I don’t wanna “become a YouTuber” just think it could be fun to post videos from time to time that are not music related,’ she replied to a fan on Twitter earlier this week

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