Australian rapper Iggy Azalea issued a warning to those who might attempt to use her name in marketing the sex tape allegedly involving her.
Reports by TMZ say Azalea’s camp has sent a legal letter to the porn company Vivid warning them that the rapper’s name ‘Iggy’ is protected by a trademark. Azalea warns she will sue as she has exclusive rights to use the name.
This comes after Houston rap star Jefe Wine has come out to confirm he is the other participant in the video and that Azalea was “100 per cent fully aware” of the fact they shot the sex tape. He also rejects reports that he may have taken advantage of a minor, stating that he first met Azalea on her 18th birthday.
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The 24-year-old Aussie rapper recently made headlines after it was learned that Vivid Entertainment execs were allegedly in possession of an explicit film featuring her. Reports claim that the video has been offered to Vivid’s boss Steven Hirsch, who has apparently confirmed it is indeed Azalea in the film and has reportedly offered a six-figure sum to license its sale.
Azalea’s legal team initially denied her participation in any such tape, but reports by TMZ said they later confirmed that the clip was genuine but could not be marketed since she was under 18 at the time it was shot.
Azalea, whose hit single Fancy was named by Billboard as the official “song of the summer”, reportedly stated that she feels betrayed by her ex-boyfriend. Wine denies that he purposefully released the sex tape, and claims the clips might have been leaked by the thieves who stole his computer a few months ago. He did say he will be willing to cut a deal with Vivid to have the video released depending on how “persuasive” the porn company is.