Iggy Azalea says it’s no-go for her and Odell Beckham Jr. Of course, she also claims she doesn’t know him, which seems highly unlikely.
On Wednesday, the Daily News broke the story that Azalea and Beckham were spotted partying together at Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center in L.A. Sources said that the pair were “being romantic” during the outing, which took place while Beckham’s teammates, including Eli Manning, were in New Jersey attending team-building organized team activity sessions.
On Thursday, a video journalist from gossip site TMZ caught up to Azalea. The Aussie singer confirmed she was at the bowling alley with a group that included the Big Blue receiver, but denies she was catching his passes.
“I don’t know him. Literally, I have never even had a conversation,” she insisted, with her head down and wearing a pair of sunglasses.
Granted, she’s been photographed with Beckham on more than one occasion, dating back to 2015.
For what it’s worth, TMZ also cites “sources close to Beckham” doubling down on Azalea’s claim.
Both Beckham and Azalea lead “private” lives that rival their electricity as performers.
The NFL star has been linked to singer Demi Lovato and one of reality TV’s Kardashian sisters. He seemed to deny the latter in a 2016 interview with GQ magazine. In November, singer Zendaya went on record saying that rumors linking her to Beckham were bogus.
Azalea is no stranger to high-profile relationship with athletes. The 26-year-old “Two Times” singer was engaged to Los Angeles Lakers star Nick Young for over a year before a video appearing to implicate Young as a two-timer — apparently recorded by Young’s teammate D’Angelo Russell — found its way onto the Internet. Azalea and Young called it quits a short time later.
We do know that Beckham’s romance with Giants fans is on the rocks. The flashy Pro Bowler skipped yet another practice session with his teammates, who were roughing it on a rainy day in New Jersey on Thursday. See sports for more on that story.
With Brian Niemietz