She feels "blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things..."

Iggy Azalea has slammed the people responsible for leaking nude photos of her taken during a GQ Australia photo shoot.

The candid shots went viral across the weekend, being shared countless times on social media.

Deleting her accounts, Iggy Azalea then released a statement saying she feels "blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things..."

Vowing to press charges, she said the snaps were part of a wider cover shoot with GQ Australia which were never intended to be published.

She said: "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."

"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. I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period. It was my understanding BEFORE shooting, GQ do not print topless pictures."

Iggy Azalea commented: "There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I'm surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected."

Citing the "vile" reactions of some online commentators, Iggy said: "A lot of the comments I see from men in particular taking things even further and sharing their thoughts and fantasies in regards to my body had honestly disturbed me. The outright wicked things people say is overwhelming & makes me feel like throwing up."

She compared the leak to a "nuclear bomb that explodes and not only destroys you emotionally, but leaves a path of destruction in your personal life."

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