Cut it out
The media just loves playing Cupid, making couples out of people who don’t know each other. Such is the case with New York Giants megastar Odell Beckham, Jr. and “Fancy” singer Iggy Azalea.
Back in May, several outlets reported that Odell skipped practice to hang out with his “girlfriend” Iggy at a bowling alley. According to an allegedly-well-placed mole inside the celebrity hang out spot, the stars and a group of friends gathered in Bowlero Woodland Hills bowling center in Los Angeles. “Odell showed up at 8:45 p.m. with three friends. At first he seemed like he wanted to remain private, he was bowling in his own lane, but later he started flirting with Iggy, they were sitting together away from the group, chatting and laughing. They all left together shortly before midnight,” the source claimed.
Without a second thought, media outlet after outlet ran with the story that the two were an item. Now, after about five months, Iggy is shutting down the rumors once and for all. Her latest Instagram post left nothing to imagination, stately matter-of-factly that her and Odell “weren’t dating back in may & aren’t dating now!”
Denying the Rumors
After Page Six broke the story that Odell Beckham was caught bowling in LA while his teammates practiced in New Jersey, both he and Iggy gave statements flat out denying the rumors. The same day the rumors began, the Giants’ wide receiver tweeted, “‘If they don’t have a story these days they’ll make one’… I might get that tatted #StayTheCourse,” followed with laughing emojis. A source close to the Louisiana native even talked to TMZ Sports, shooting down the notions that he and the singer were dating, saying, “people will create anything.”
The “Black Widow” artist had a conversation with TMZ herself, claiming that she barely even knows Odell. “I literally don’t even know Odell Beckham. I don’t,” she told the gossip site. “He was at my friend’s party and we took a picture with a bunch of people and that’s it. I don’t know him. I’ve not even had a conversation with him.”
“I don’t watch football! I saw Lady Gaga [perform] at the Super Bowl, that’s it,” the Australia native added.
Once and For All
Though the stars attempted to shut down the rumors within the first week of them spreading like wildfire across every major news source, no one believed them. The coverage of their “romantic relationship” continued for months after the initial report. Us Weeklyreported just two days ago (Oct. 25) that they were officially dating.
Iggy took it upon herself to try to stop the rumors once and for all. The star took to Instagram posting a screen shot of a note she wrote. “Stop trying to make me and Odell a thing,” she began. “I try my best to stay quiet and not let the things I see written throw me off; but today this shit is taking a toll on my REAL, PRIVATE, LIFE and the people in it I care about in a way that’s got me losing sleep.”
While the note, which has gotten 24,946 likes since it was posted earlier today (Oct. 27), seemed blunt, it was clear. Odell Beckham Jr. and Iggy Azalea are not dating.
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