Vivid Entertainment, the nation's most-prominent adult-video production company, today said someone has come forward with a purported Iggy Azalea sex tape.
The Australian rapper, who recently appeared at the Made in America festival in downtown L.A., has lashed out against the suggestion she made such a video.
The "third party" broker is apparently trying to sell the rights to the video for cash, Vivid said in a statement. The company is well known for releasing celebrity sex tapes, including those featuring Kim Kardashian, Paris Hilton and Pamela Anderson.
Azalea took to Twitter this afternoon to say:
I don't have a sex tape, but for the record anyone who releases or attempts to make profit off someone else's intimate moments against their will is a sex offender.
And it honestly makes me sick to see the media encourage any other attitude towards those sorts of people. We should want to protect our women and I really hope that America will follow Europe and their laws to better protect peoples privacy and fundamental rights.
Likewise her reps have been saying in reports today that such a purported sex tape does not exist.
Vivid founder Steven Hirsch appeared to be salivating at the idea of being able to release such a video. Here's what he said in a statement sent to the Weekly and other outlets:
I believe there would be a huge demand for her sex tape. Iggy has proved that she’s an amazing talent. If there is any tape out there that can rival that of Kim Kardashian, this one is it! We are conducting our due diligence and if we are satisfied with our review, we will definitely try to make a deal to distribute the tape.
Though celebrities have been the victims of egregious violations of privacy in the past, including the recent leak of pilfered nude photos, it is believed that some have clearly used sex tapes as publicity vehicles.
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Vivid notes gleefully that Azalea has released songs titled "Pu$$y" and "Two Times." What it didn't say was that her next big hit could be "I Sued Your Ass."
Either way, we'll be watching to see what happens.