Iggy Azalea: Strippers taught me to twerk
- Bang Showbiz
- 27 May 2014
Iggy Azalea has revealed she learnt how to twerk from watching dancers at strip clubs when she lived in Atlanta
Iggy Azalea learnt how to twerk from strippers in Atlanta.
The 23-year-old pop star perfected her butt-shaking dance moves at house parties before she found fame, and has revealed the performers in the strip clubs in the American city were an inspiration to her.
Iggy - who moved from Australia to the US on her own when she was just 16 - said: "I used to live in Atlanta, and that's just how everybody dances at house parties and stuff."
She added: "The best twerkers are probably all the strippers in Atlanta. They're pretty good."
The 23-year-old singer - real name Amethyst Kelly - has also revealed how she came up with her unusual stage name.
The 'Work' hitmaker says her moniker is a combination of her pet dog's name and the street in New South Wales, Australia, where her mother's house was located.
She is quoted by People as saying: "Iggy was my dog's name. My dad picked him up a week after I was born, and he named him after Iggy Pop. And Azalea is the street where my mother lived."