Iggy Azalea's team scramble to contain sex tape saga
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea's PR team is scrambling to limit the fallout of the sex tape saga.
The sex tape, allegedly featuring her and her former boyfriend Hefe Wine, was allegedly being sold to adult entertainment firm Vivid Entertainment.
Wine, whose real name is Maurice Lasel, denied that he has offered the tape to the firm.
He claimed that his "computer was stolen this summer and thieves may have found the sex clips on that".
Here's a breakdown of how Azalea, 24, and her team are dealing with it:
Failed scenario 1: That's not Iggy.
According to entertainment website TMZ, Iggy's team said two days ago that the "girl in the video was not her", but they have since backtracked.
Failed scenario 2: Wait, that is her...but she was a minor.
Stories behind Iggy Azalea's sex tape is getting a little bit sketchy as her aides continue to change their statements. PHOTO: AFP
The blonde rapper's lawyers reportedly TMZ it could be her in the video with an ex-boyfriend, but there is a chance "she was a minor and it was shot without her knowledge or consent".
After this allegation surfaced, Wine confirmed he is the man in the video and has rejected reports that she was a minor at the time.
According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Wine insists he met the rapper on her 18th birthday, adding she was "100 per cent fully aware" of the fact they shot the sex tape.
Her lawyers are dead set on preventing any footage, real or not, being released. PHOTO: Instagram
Failed scenario 3: Video released was out of revenge to damage her career.
Her lawyers are now saying that "any sex video would be the work of a spurned business suitor" which is believed to mean her ex, who's trying to "damage her image and career out of revenge", Mirror Online reported.
But Wine has denied it.
He said Iggy signed a lengthy agreement with him in 2009, obtained by TMZ, which gives him exclusive rights to "manufacture, sell, distribute and advertise 'any' recording embodying visual images".
TMZ also posted a picture of the signed agreement on their site.
In a meantime, while all that is happening, Azalea addresses the situation via a few tweets:
She doesn't sound convincing at all, does she?
Sources: Mirror Online, Sydney Morning Herald and TMZ