‘She was just impossible’: Shoe designer Steve Madden says ‘difficult’ Iggy Azalea was the WORST celebrity he’s ever worked with
American shoe designer Steve Madden has reignited an old feud with Iggy Azalea.
During an appearance on Channel Seven’s Sunrise on Tuesday, the footwear mogul branded the Australian rapper the worst celebrity he’s ever worked with.
‘So difficult to work with,’ he revealed after being pressed by the show’s presenters.
Drama! American shoe designer Steve Madden has reignited an old feud with Iggy Azalea, 30, (pictured), calling her the worst celebrity he’s ever worked with
However, Steve also had some high praise for the Fancy rapper and admitted that he was impressed by her talent.
‘I think she’s very talented and I admired how given the fact that she was from Australia how she could get all the syntax of hip-hop and all of that,’ he said.
‘But she was just impossible,’ he added.
‘So difficult to work with’: The designer dished the dirt on Iggy during an interview on Channel Seven’s Sunrise on Tuesday
The pair famously fell out in early 2015 after teaming up for a shoe collaboration.
After promotional images for the collaboration were released without Iggy’s consent at the time, the rapper lashed out on Twitter, calling it ‘the most disgusting photo shoot ever’.
She slammed the brand, claiming they shared the photos via the company-launched Tumblr page smxiggy.tumblr.com – which was quickly taken down – without telling her.
‘I think she’s very talented,’ he said, before later adding: ‘But she was just impossible’
‘Everything in a collaboration is supposed to be mutually approved. But Steve Madden did the most disgusting photo shoot ever and never even told me about it,’ she fumed at the time.
However a few hours after her angry tweets, she released three images on her Instagram account from the campaign that she said she ‘absolutely loved’ alongside a statement.
‘For the record: I absolutely LOVE these images they are from the shoot I directed for my Steve Madden campaign. I’m incredibly proud of the shoes we’ve made together, as well as these images that I’ve been anxiously waiting to share with you all,’ Iggy wrote next to a montage from the vibrant shoot.
Adding: ‘What I had a ‘rant’ about on Twitter isn’t in regards to these pictures, it was about another, different set of images i wasn’t a part of creating that I felt weren’t reflective of my vision and direction for the collection.’
Issues: The pair famously fell out in early 2015 after teaming up for a shoe collaboration
‘I’m an artist and I’m extremely passionate and emotional and crazy sometimes because I care ALOoOoot about this s***! I love Steve and he gets it! Artists clash sometimes, it doesn’t mean I dislike the brand.’
The star then insisted that she was looking forward to collaborating with Steve Madden for three more seasons but was simply fighting for her artistic integrity: ‘I love Steve Madden as an individual and as a company,’ Iggy defended.
She finished off her long post by saying she truly believed in the collection and that she put her ‘heart and soul’ into making it.
‘I didn’t mean for it to turn into some big blog situation (as usual) but I’m not gonna sit back and totally let Steve Madden get dragged under the bus because as a whole they’re awesome ppl. I just don’t support neoprene Jesus sandals WITH socks. That all,’ she concluded.
‘Artists clash sometimes, it doesn’t mean I dislike the brand,’ she clarified in 2015