Australian model and rapper Iggy Azalea, who initially denied that she appeared in a sex video, has said that she would take legal action against anyone who releases it.
On Thursday, entertainment news portal TMZ reported that a sex tape allegedly featuring Azalea, whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly, was being sold to porn company Vivid Entertainment for a six- or seven-figure sum.
Vivid founder Steven Hirsch, who claimed to have seen some of the footage, said it appears to be Azalea with an ex-boyfriend. He added the sex tape could earn more revenue than the company's other celebrity sex tapes, including the one featuring Kim Kardashian.
In response, Azalea, 24, posted a series of Twitter updates on Friday.
She wrote: "I don't have a sex tape but for the record... Anyone who releases or attempts to profit off someone else's intimate moments against their will is a sex offender.
"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."
Azalea's lawyers had initially said it was not the rapper who was in the video. Rapper Hefe Wine, believed to be the sex partner in the video, said Azalea knew about the video and had consented to it.
Azalea's lawyers are now trying to block the release of the tape, saying the rapper was a minor when the film was made and the name Iggy is protected by a US trademark.
The authorised sale of Azalea's alleged sex tape is highly unlikely to happen and any such move would be a career killer for a mainstream pop star in the long term, reported Sydney Morning Herald.
In response to media queries, Azalea's lawyers said any sex video would be the work of a "spurned business suitor" who is just trying to damage her image and career out of revenge.
This article was first published on Sep 15, 2014.
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