The Australian rapper has worked with the company on a shoe collaboration to be released today.
Azalea took Twitter on Thursday to voice her anger about images from the collection photo shoot, which were released ahead of time on Tumblr. According to Rap Up, which has the full Twitter rant posted, Azalea said: “@SteveMadden kinda ruined the creative direction when u added those gross extra pictures to a random tumbler page I had no part in creating.”
She went on to call the images “the most disgusting photo shoot ever.”
While Azalea removed the tweets, she took to Instagram to clear up any confusion about the vent session.
“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,” she said. “I’m an artist and I’m extremely passionate and emotional and crazy sometimes because I care ALOoOoot about this s**t! I love Steve and he gets it! I just don’t support neoprene Jesus sandals WITH socks. That all.”
For his part, Steve Madden’s social media has stayed quiet on the matter and we’ve reached out for comment on the dispute.
For the record: I absolutely LOVE these images, they are from the shoot I directed for my Steve Madden campaign. Im 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. 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. I'm an artist and I'm extremely passionate and emotional and crazy sometimes because I care ALOoOoot about this shit! I love Steve and he gets it! Artists clash sometimes, it doesn't mean I dislike the brand. I love Steve Madden as an individual and as a company. I have 3 more seasons I'm making with these guys and I'm going to enjoy it. Shit just happens sometimes and you gotta fight for what you believe in! I believe in this collection immensely; that's why I just wanted it to be perfect. it comes out tomorrow and I hope you guys enjoy it because I put my heart and soul into them! Sorry for the drama! 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.