Iggy Azalea had the Internet on fire earlier this week with the release of his latest music video, “Work,” where she offers some insight into her journey in music thus far.
In an interview with MTV News, she explained that she pulled from various sources for inspiration for the visual piece. One, in particular, came from Outkast’s classic “Bombs Over Baghdad”.
“I took some ‘Bombs Over Baghdad’ inspiration with the semis. We got some semi-trailers. All kinds of stuff. I just kinda went crazy,” Iggy revealed.
The “Work” music video also features a scene inspired by Quentin Tarantino’s Deathproof, as well as the musical, Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert.
“I really liked this film as a kid and always identified with it because it’s [about] drag queens and they have to keep stopping in small rural towns and they’re not accepted,” Iggy explained. “I always kinda felt that way with rap — trying to break into it, I wasn’t accepted and I was out of my element, so I really love that movie, and it being Australian, I really wanted to draw reference from it. So there’s little nods to that in the desert scene.”
Iggy Azalea is currently preparing for the release of her debut album, New Classic, which is due out later this year.