Iggy Azalea Caught Up in Bizarre Divorce Battle
Australian rapper Iggy Azalea, who is scheduled to headline at the RedFestDXB in 2015, has become embroiled in a bizarre legal fight after her ex-boyfriend filed divorce papers naming her as his common law wife.
The Fancy hitmaker was named as the common law wife of Maurice Williams, aka rapper Jefe Wine, in divorce papers he filed. He has asked a judge to recognise his five-year relationship with Azalea as a 'marriage' in a bid to stop her from selling off assets they accumulated as a couple.
Azalea has now taken to Twitter to clarify the marriage claims, writing, "I think we already all know, but just to clarify. I'm not married. Feel free to check the public marriage records... Gotta laugh tho (though), now do you see the kinda craziness I deal with (sic)?!"
Local laws state a couple can be considered married if they reside together for a long period of time and agree to present themselves as husband and wife.
Azalea's spokesperson insists the hip-hop star, who was 17 when she first met Williams, never agreed to be his 'wife', accusing him of acting out of desperation and calling him a "thief, felon and fugitive" after the Australian rapper sued him last month to stop her ex from profiting from early songs he allegedly stole from her personal computer.