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Iggy Azalea On Miley Cyrus’ Twerking: ‘She Probably Watched My Videos And Decided To Try It’

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 She’s the Rap belle with a star that continues to rise by way of the inspirational jam that was ‘Work‘.

Unfortunately, in falling prey to a trap oft set for many of today’s newbies, the last year has seen Iggy Azalea become more renown for her relationship than fashion with music- upping her celebrity stock but doing all of nothing to secure a fan base strong enough to ensure her debut album doesn’t slip, slide and shatter upon release.

Not helped by the fact that her interviews oft see her come across as cocky, her struggle to establish herself a commercially potent act got that much harder this week- upon the release of her spread in the October edition of ‘Paper Magazine’. 

A spread, that should have sold the performer as an endearing and ambitious newcomer, focusing on her brand new single ‘Change Your Life‘.

A single, that was mentioned only once in a piece we’d say is all too telling of Iggy’s predicament.

Excerpt from the spread read:

“Azalea, an Australian native who towers at nearly six feet in heels and looks like she could take down Katniss Everdeen, projects the air of a woman who knows what she wants, and how to get it. We sit down to have dinner at the Standard’s restaurant, and the waiter arrives to take our order.”

“I’ll have the grilled cheese with pesto sauce on the side,” Azalea says. Grilled cheese is not on the menu. 

“I’ll see what I can do,” the waiter says with a stammer. “But I don’t think we have pesto.” Azalea looks at the waiter dead in the eyes. “You know what?” he says, taking our menus. “I think I can find some pesto sauce.”

“If Azalea comes across as demanding, she’s earned the right. On the night before our interview in L.A., she was in New York, promoting her upcoming major-label debut LP, The New Classic. On the following night, she’ll be performing in Honolulu. Two nights after that, she’ll be back in New York City at MTV’s Video Music Awards, presenting the Best Hip-Hop Video award with Lil’ Kim (Azalea lost the Artist to Watch award to Bieber-clone Austin Mahone that night). She’s racking up more frequent-flyer miles than George Clooney in Up in the Air. If anybody embodies the maxim “write what you know,” it’s Azalea; her breakthrough single off The New Classic is titled “Work.” 

Azalea stands at the forefront of social-media savvy hip-hop stars. She’s massively popular online — if you add up her followers on Twitter, Vine and Instagram, it’s more people than the population of Dallas, Texas.

All of this Internet exposure has created a wave of Azalea admirers and imitators, including twerk-obsessed Miley Cyrus. “I’ve been doing that onstage for two-and-a-half years,” Azalea says of Cyrus’ recent forays into the ass-grinding dance craze. “She probably fucking watched my videos online and decided to try it.

“With her songs climbing the charts, now all Azalea wants is to be left alone. “Every restaurant should be only private rooms,” she says, taking a sip of her Arnold Palmer, surveying the scene at the Standard. “I went on a date recently, and I tried to get us a private table at [Beverly Hills steakhouse] Mastro’s, and they were like, ‘You’ll have to pay us at least $2,500.’ And I was like, ‘Nah.’ But I felt embarrassed to go on a date, because that’s lame.” 

See what we mean?

Yes, while it’s true that ‘Paper’ is a fashion and lifestyle outlet, it’s pretty sad that the above did more to sell Iggy‘s lifestyle than the music she’ll need to sustain it.

Though her comments on Miley were probably made in jest, they do shed light on the false sense of popularity the MC seems to have adopted when assessing herself- perhaps unaware that those kinds of remarks can oft spell PR hell for an act of her standing.

We hate to go in on act as gifted as Iggy, but we’re sure we aren’t the only ones repelled by the entitled attitude and how much effort isn’t going in to pushing her artistry.

From where we’re standing, it’s high time Ms. Azalea stepped away from the runway or face the same shame tied to Kreayshawn and sales of  her ill fated debut.

Peep her interview with the publication in full here! 

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:23 am
    GWEN STEFANI FAN says:
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    WHO AND WHO?

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    truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****...yew mad??) Replied:

    sam why haven’t you put up the blog about Beysus stans dragn Nick Canon for the grave for syan Bey lipsynced and the inaurguaration? THey drug him into obscurity honey…ALL OVER HIS TWITTER ACCT.

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    Unapologetic Replied:

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:25 am
    Bow down says:
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    Miley got all these hoes talkin.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:27 am
    ANGEL HAZE STAN says:
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    IGGY WHO?

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:27 am
    barb 4 lyfe says:
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    Who is this??

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:29 am
    Yung Rapunxel says:
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    No one knows her. #PoorDat

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    Perry Power Replied:

    No one brought Yung Rapuxel #poordat

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    Iconic Iggy Replied:

    Bankrupt had a beer can thrown at her and left the stage #poordat #notreallythebitchdeservesit

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:30 am
    b**** Please says:
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    I hope Iggy isn’t trying to take credit for what’s apart of BLACK culture. Ever been to New Orleans, Iggy. They’ve been twerking there for the last two decades. Shut the f*** up.

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    Iconic Iggy Replied:

    She’s not trying to take credit for anything lol

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    K Replied:

    ICONIC IGGY then what is she doing them,explain to me what exactly she is doing then,because you stans and haters of others,always have some type of excuses are justification.

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    Stop the drama Start the music Replied:

    Real talk. Miley would get destroyed in a twerk battle with those Louisiana black chicks. Lmao. They don’t play. And I don’t take Iggy seriously either. She’s a white chick from Australia that recently learned our culture…

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:30 am
    CiGold says:
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    Miley’s definitely the most talked about chick out there right. She better get her money now.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:39 am
    POP ROYALTY says:
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    I don’t know which is more sad than the other:

    A white HO claiming she invented “Twerking” ?

    OR

    Black Girls Actually inventing Such Stupid Thing called “twerking” ?

    LAWL. :lol:

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    Stfu uglee Replied:

    Actually that type of dance has been around for years. Look at the way Africans dance….aren’t you Egyptian, fagg? Know your history.

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    FAF Replied:

    Ok but it wasn’t CREATED all at once – twerking is not just one dance, black people BEEN shaking their asses since the dawn of time.. its white people who try to act like its some new phenomenon. Dont blame black people for exploiting “TWERKING” blame the white people for trying to steal it & market it like everything else they do w/ black culture

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    POP ROYALTY Replied:

    “f**” ?!

    ……………..

    :roll: :roll: :roll:

    you sound as if your Lil mind couldn’t understand what i typed.

    To me: Black = African.

    and Thx i’m so Proud of being African+Egyptian, at least i’m 100% original.

    and With being Egyptian, your motherfuckin’ ass won’t talk about History when your Country probably has none compared to mine.

    bye.

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    POP ROYALTY Replied:

    @FAF

    Next They will claim they invented “Hip-hop” and Strip Blacks from Everything “Urban” about them.

    Bleaching the Black culture is in full effect.

    Watch and get Ready.

    For once i agree with what you said, but I think most People give Miley Credit for Mainstream-ing “twerking” Now !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Penny Replied:

    What does your countries history have to do with your ignorance? Kii I see no lies @ stfu and faf.

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    wow Replied:

    Preacch Faf and STFU

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:39 am
    gio88 says:
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    probably miley fans will come here saying that she is nobody for sayin it…. but she is telling the truth she is doing twerking since 2 years , miley started after her.by the way she i performing everywhere so it isn’t true she is more affirming as celebrity than artist, this is one interview , it’s not a case yeasterday she was peforming at itunes festival , surely she is working hard to beacmoe an a list star , cosnsidering that she isn’t doing pop s*** , but RAP , and except for nicki minaj no others female rappers is a commercial force right now.

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    truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****...yew mad??) Replied:

    but who noticed her tho? b****

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:42 am
    miley cyrus,lady gaga,beyonce,rita ora,justin bieber,j cole,teyana taylor,drake,lil wayne and kelly rowland fan,,(blue ivy writing rihannas checkz with her crayonz.. says:
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    iggy gal i love u but dont,twerking is great,i twerk at school and make a lotta money,guyz pay for that stuff..i actually love doing it and its good for pay checkz

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:45 am
    miley cyrus,lady gaga,beyonce,rita ora,justin bieber,j cole,teyana taylor,drake,lil wayne and kelly rowland fan,,(blue ivy writing rihannas checkz with her crayonz.. says:
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    i make 50 buckz a day from twerking for 30 minutez,it payz a lot,thank u miley if u eva need twerking backupz at a concert im glad to help..in return for molly miley

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    GWEN STEFANI FAN Replied:

    HOE HUSH MILEY IS UGLY w**** AND HER MUSIC SUCKS.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:46 am
    NT says:
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    Everyone i know has been twerking for at least 10 years , while i love Iggy’s music you didn’t invent anything nor did you mainstream it.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:47 am
    Ciara (The Female MJ) says:
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    Oh Iggy. You are delusional.

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    Stfu uglee Replied:

    Looks at ur username…..

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    GWEN STEFANI FAN Replied:

    LOL EXACTLY. 37KIARA IS THE BIGGEST FLOP OF ALL TIME.

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    Beyhive Replied:

    Child, what does Ciara have to do with this? SHE Didn’t say she invented tweaking.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:48 am
    Mwah says:
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    Does it really f****** matter

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:51 am
    New Life/Queen Monica says:
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    she’s as delusional as Ciarra and Kelly Rowland fans. What a shame. I can honestly say that I have never heard 1 song by her, and didn’t take the time to read this post to find out. DELUSIONAL list continues, kelly stans, ciara stans, iggy…

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:55 am
    Smilerzzz says:
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    She has videos available to watch? Oh. Didn’t know.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 10:55 am
    truth(the new and refined TRUTH. f*** icki she done now i just slay a b****...yew mad??) says:
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    MILEY DRAGN THESE HOEZ!!! (twerks with a big NUMBER ONE glove on)

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:00 am
    ♪►Muzzac◄♪ says:
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    Iggy please sit… if Miley watched anybody twerking it was obviously Nicki! Nobody know you like that yet… maybe you’ll blow up after you do that Beyonce tour, but your still kind of irrelevant.

    Nice picture btw lol.

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    SLAY ME GODNIKA (AKA ASBEENISH) Replied:

    YAS Hunny spill the Tea

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    Beyhive Replied:

    Guess we ain’t gonna acknowledge the fact that britney & Beyonce have been twerking since 2003.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:01 am
    Tisha says:
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    Dont care what she thinks about Miley, they both watched black girls and copied, but that whole nonsense about the grilled cheese was a turn-of.

    How are you gonna go to a restaurant and demand s*** they don’t even have? Someone’s supposed to run to a supermarket to get pesto to make for your unknown ass? f*** outta here ho.

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    Penny Replied:

    Her and Rita Ora thinks they’re superstars lol

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:03 am
    Perry Power says:
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    I don’t think Iggy is trying to say she invented twerking. She was obviously joking about Miley getting it from her. Twerking has been a part of Iggy’s shows for 2 years though and the videos have gone viral. I don’t see how she comes off as arrogant in interviews.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:08 am
    Hive says:
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    Beyonce was Twerking before all them hoes.

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    BEYHIVE_MINAJ Replied:

    This all day

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:10 am
    SLAY ME GODNIKA (AKA ASBEENISH) says:
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    AS much as i hate Miley,

    - Work – 104 on Hot 100

    -We cant Stop – 2 on Hot 100. Platinum in USA,Australia,Sweden,Denmark,Silver in UK.

    :(

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:12 am
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    Penny says:
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    IGGY is whack whack WHACK! She needs to stick to being a socialite with Rita Ora

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:21 am
    Valerie (barB) says:
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    Lol shes lame… Has change your life hit billboard hot 100 yet?

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:23 am
    Bonquiqui Subreesha Jenkins. says:
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    The only thing iggy has is her skin color, and that’s not even working out for her tbh. She’s a flop.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:24 am
    GAGATHETRUTH says:
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    OHHHHH NO

    HUNS NOBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME?

    SIPS HENNESSY!

    GODGA & QUEEN B SOMEWHERE COUNTING MONEY THO.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 11:45 am
    Yeah I Said It says:
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    I came from reading Jay Zs wise words in Vanity Fair, to this garbage KMT

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  • October 1, 2013 at 12:24 pm
    ratedxxx(next broad) says:
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    as a rapper she sounds ridiculous…..I’ll take nicki minaj over her ass any day…and i’m not even a huge nicki fan….

    this is the problem i have with newcomers, they get a little shine suddenly, they think, they are better than the people who open the door for them…

    she’s trying a little too hard…I read her interview where she claimed she never f***** or give head to anybody to get ahead…..

    I had a good laugh over that statement, people who protest to damn much over dumb s*** said about them…are usually lying

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  • October 1, 2013 at 12:33 pm
    Rach says:
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    She runs her mouth too much. She was supposed to be the support act for Beyonce in New Zealand and said shes glad because people cant accuse her of giving Beyonce a blowjob to get there because she genuinly likes her. Now look, shes no longer the supporting act lol. People are taking this ‘I keep it real’ thing too far now. They need to go back to having some tact and media training 101 because its not getting them anywhere they end up making fools of themselves.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    ratedxxx(next broad) says:
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    umm twerking is nothing new….it has been around for decades….big booty hoes has been doing it in rappers videos for many decades…

    this is what pisses me off sometimes….I’m not a racist or anything, but as a black person this s*** offends me…

    when ever a white person does something we have been doing for years, suddenly, it gets more attention…

    twerking, don’t give a s*** who does it

    but the soul, blues, r&b music that we have been doing for years, as soon as a white person does it, suddenly, it becomes something new

    they get more attention doing it than we do…

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    Carlitos Replied:

    Offended? WHAT? LOL. As if it’s something to be PROUD of. So pathetic.

    And what you’re saying sounds EXACTLY like racism. You can’t incorporate a sentence with “i’m not racist” and then say something racist. That’s not how it works, boo boo.

    Lastly, she never said she INVENTED twerking. She made a joke that Miley “probably” watched her videos and tried it. That’s it. No BIG deal.

    Leave it up to y’all to jump right on it and accuse every white person of stealing what is yours. After all, playing the race card will “probably” be your future token to success.

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  • October 1, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    wow says:
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    I cannot believe she has the nerve to act like she is at any kind of for front when it comes to twerking or any kind of black dance move. These aryan princesses are getting so brave.

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    wow Replied:

    *forefront

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  • October 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm
    rIhanna is BIGGER THN BEYONCE EVER WAS says:
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    She is just frustrated and jealous. most likely she is really late 20′s and she has to had risk her health to put injections in her wonky booty and suck a lot of black d***, thinkgs she does not want to do, and for what? To have teen flat white girl, who dates white men, snatch her wig?

    She wants to me Miley: She wants to date her fellown country man, Liam. She wants her natural White Aussie body. She wants to be HERSELF. Trying to uses niggaz to make it ( men she secretly hates ) for success which is not happening is burning. Her song flopped in the USA. SHE IS NEVER GONNA HAPPEN.

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    channel_ROMAN Replied:

    Where are the lies??????

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  • October 1, 2013 at 8:32 pm
    Carlitos says:
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    Um…all of this is full of inaccuracy. Before you comment, know what you’re saying. She’s in her EARLY 20′s, 23 to be exact. And how is she flopping? She’s actually doing pretty good…she has you writing, hasn’t she? Exactly! Lastly, how would you know if she has had injections, sex with black men, etc.? If she has, it’s NONE of your business. Either way, she’s way further ahead in the game than you are. Deal with it.

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