Australian rapper Iggy Azalea says she’s had to crowd surfing her concerts because fans try to sexually assault her.
“I had to stop [crowd surfing]… I’m only doing like 2000-seaters, but I still have to have barriers even if it’s like 200 people because people try to finger me,” she said during a recent interview with the New York City radio station Hot 97. Now, she says, she wears two pairs of underwear and tights underneath her pants when she’s onstage.
I will get lurk tweets for like a week before my show, like “I’m about to go to the Iggy Azalea show and I’m going to finger her,” and I’ll see it and be like, please don’t! That’s a violation. I don’t actually like that stuff. Like, they think I’m real slutty, like “Oh, she got a song called ‘Pussy,’ I know what she wants. She wants these two fingers.” Why would I want a stranger to ever finger me? Buying my album for $12 doesn’t mean you get to finger me when I come to your city. source
Interestingly, Azalea says this type of mindset is more common among female fans.
“Girls will try to do it more than guys ’cause girls think it’s cool, like, ‘We both got vaginas, it’s fine.’ Doesn’t make it okay.”