Iggy Azalea wore THAT Cradle Of Filth t-shirt and everyone's kicking off

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Rapper Iggy Azalea has joined the ranks of celebrity pop stars wearing  inappropriate metal T-shirts after being spotted sporting Cradle Of Filth’s infamous ‘Jesus Is A C**t’ shirt.

The  Aussie-born singer, whose biggest hits include Fancy and Black Widow  (us neither) instagrammed a New Year’s Eve photo of herself proudly displaying the offending garment. While only the band’s logo was  visible, eagle-eyed Cradle fans who had nothing better to do with their time clocked that it was the notorious ‘Vestal Masturbation’ T-shirt, featuring an image of a masturbating nun on the front and that blasphemous motto on the back.

🖕2018 Iggy Azalea

A photo posted by @thenewclassic on Dec 31, 2018 at 11:06pm PST

The  ‘Jesus Is C**t’ T-shirt has an illustrious history of controversy. In  1996, Cradle fan Rob Kenyon was arrested and fined £150 in London for  wearing the shirt. Since then, people have been arrested in places as  far afield as Floria, Dorset, Moscow and Australia for the same ‘crime’,  while the T-shirt was banned outright by the New Zealand censors.

Asked to respond by Metal Hammer, Cradle frontman Dani Filth said: “'I wasn’t at all surprised to see my mate Iggy in one of our shirts, as not only has  she extremely good taste when it comes to Black Metal, but the Antipodean rapper and I have been preparing a 'phat as’ co-operation for some time now, we with me performing under my  alternative monicker 'Filthy F**kin’ Fresh’.”

As for Iggy Azalea? We're looking forward to hearing a cover of Lustmord And Wargasm on her next album.

Dave Everley

Dave Everley has been writing about and occasionally humming along to music since the early 90s. During that time, he has been Deputy Editor on Kerrang! and Classic Rock, Associate Editor on Q magazine and staff writer/tea boy on Raw, not necessarily in that order. He has written for Metal Hammer, Louder, Prog, the Observer, Select, Mojo, the Evening Standard and the totally legendary Ultrakill. He is still waiting for Billy Gibbons to send him a bottle of hot sauce he was promised several years ago.