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.
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.