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Anonymous targets Iggy Azalea on Twitter, threatens to bring down MTV

Parts of the organization aren't happy with Azalea's recent comments towards Azealia Banks.

Mar 1, 2020, 2:14 pm*

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Michelle Jaworski

One faction of Anonymous has set its sights on Iggy Azalea and MTV.

The Twitter account @TheAnonMessage is calling the rapper out for “misappropriating black culture, insulting peaceful protesters, and making light of Eric Garner’s death,” and threatened to release stills from an alleged sex tape unless she apologizes to fellow rapper Azealia Banks for things she said on Twitter

Azalea has been in a public feud with Banks for some time. Most recently, Banks insulted Azalea and the Grammys for including her in the hip-hop category, which led Azalea to fight back on Twitter.

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Anonymous (or an offshoot of Anonymous) wasn’t satisfied with Azalea’s response to the latest round of beef with Banks, and started to threaten and insult her Friday night.

First, it pointed out Azalea’s history of saying racist or problematic things publicly on Twitter.

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@TheAnonMessage soon laid out its terms for Azalea: she has 48 hours to apologize to Banks and the protesters in New York or else it would release stills from her alleged sex tape. It’s unclear if they’re talking about the same sex tape rumored to exist back in September.

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Because “we have values to live by,” @TheAnonMessage isn’t planning to release a sex tape. Instead, it planned to release stills from said sex tape, which it says “involves a man in a business suit, a kardashian-like attempt at fame, and a record label.”

It’s not about pleasing men or giving them their fantasies, @TheAnonMessage explained. It’s about exposing corruption and ruining the reputation of Azalea and other important people allegedly involved.

Azalea has yet to address the threats publicly, but after news organizations covered the threats over the weekend, @TheAnonMessage has a new target in sight. After allegedly being called a “misogynistic threat,” @TheAnonMessage scrapped the plan to release stills from the sex tape and are now threatening MTV with “a fate worse than @SonyPictures.”

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An update to the MTV story claims the headline and body have been changed to reflect that Anonymous won’t actually be releasing anything. However, @TheAnonMessage apparently wants MTV to remove the whole article and apologize. They’re now blaming the author of the article. 

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We have reached out to MTV for comment and will update if we hear back.

H/T Vulture | Photo via Disney | ABC Television Group/Flickr (CC BY-ND 2.0)

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*First Published: Dec 21, 2014, 1:54 pm