"I had two friends that lived down the road from me. They were older boys...and the older kids have the big music collection; they know what's cool," said Azalea in an interview on MTV2's "Sucker Free." "They played a Tupac song, 'Baby Don't Cry,' with the Outlawz."
The Grand Hustle artist continued, explaining how the song impacted her. "I just loved that song. I don't know what it was. ...That's when I knew I liked Rap. I knew that I loved Rap music, I knew that I loved to sing along to the words. It takes a while before you have the guts to put yourself in their shoes and thing this is something I could actually do."
During the interview Azalea recalled trying to form a girl group. "I ended up being in this little...not really a group, but these other girls that lived down the street, they wanted to sing...and I could not sing. I was like, I could be the rapper. This could be like TLC. I'll be Left Eye."
"They didn't take it serious; it was fun for them. I take everything I do serious. I'm too competitive."
Watch the interview below: