Amethyst Amelia Kelly, known professionally as Iggy Azalea , is an Australian rapper. Azalea moved to the United States at the age of sixteen to pursue a career in hip-hop music, and has since resided in the southern part of the country. Her stage name, from the masculine Egnatius, comes from the name of her dog and the street she lived on. She earned public recognition after releasing music videos for her songs "Pu$$y" and "Two Times" on YouTube. Azalea signed a recording contract with Grand Hustle Records in 2012; which is owned by American rapper T.I., after gaining attention from her first full-length project, a mixtape titled Ignorant Art.