Iggy Azalea says burglar stole more than £285,000 worth of jewellery from home

Stolen items include a diamond engagement ring, rapper tells police

Sabrina Barr
Saturday 23 November 2019 11:26 GMT
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Rapper Iggy Azalea has reported a burglar stole more than $366,000 (£285,157) jewellery from her home.

The Australian musician told police the burglary occurred on the night of Friday 15 November.

Azalea had been alone in the basement of her rented Atlanta residence when she heard footsteps from the dining room on the second floor, Reuters reports.

The “Fancy” singer initially thought the person she could hear walking around her home was her boyfriend, American rapper Playboi Carti, having left the back door unlocked for him.

However, two days later Azalea and Carti realised that the blue Goyard bag that they use to store all their jewellery was missing, which is when they alerted the authorities.

The couple told the police that they reviewed video surveillance footage filmed at their home, in which an unknown man was seen entering the property on 15 November at 9.51pm.

The footage showed the man exiting the house eight minutes later carrying a bag.

According to the police report, Azalea informed officers that her stolen items included diamond eternity rings worth $70,000 (£54,538), an Audemars Piquet diamond-encrusted gold watch worth $57,000 (£44,409) and a diamond engagement ring.

Carti said his possessions that were taken included custom-made chains, bracelets, rings and watches, adding that his insurance company is currently trying to place a value on the stolen goods.

The “Woke Up Like This” rapper described the man to the police as wearing a dark mask and gloves, stating that he believed the suspect was carrying a gun.

Earlier this year, a 2016 photo shoot Azalea took part in for GQ Australia magazine became subject to controversy when topless outtakes from the shoot were leaked online.

In a statement released on Twitter, the 29-year-old said she felt “blindsided”, “embarrassed” and “violated” by the incident.

“Recently some outtakes from my 2016 GQ magazine cover were leaked to the public. A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand etc covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity,” Azalea stated.

“I hadn’t seen other women’s covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering would be considered for print.”

Iggy Azalea says she feels violated following topless photo leak

Azalea added that she “never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period”.

“There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot,” the musician wrote. “I’m surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected.”

In a statement sent to The Independent, GQ Australia editor Michael Christensen said the publication joins “the condemnation of the publication of these images”.

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