Iggy Azalea has blasted executives at her Australian record label for ignoring her pleas to stop handing publications old photos of her.

The Fancy hitmaker was upset when the current issue of Maxim Australia hit news stands back home - because it featured an old shot of the rapper in a gold bikini on the cover.

Azalea, who is now based in the U.S., took aim at her label bosses Down Under via Twitter.com on Thursday (16Oct14), accusing them of selling the photo of her, despite her requests not to dig up old shots.

She wrote, "Im going to publicly say something to the australian division of my record label right now because my message seems to be ignored privately. stop giving permission on my behalf for magazines to purchase images of me that have already been printed in major publications for covers.

"australian label, i love you guys but you allowed my image to be sold to cosmo Aus when i told you i would prefer for that not to happen... and now this morning i see you've allowed maxim australia to buy an image from a 2011 complex mag shoot and put it on the cover.

"i think its awesome anyone would want me on the cover of a magazine, but theres a right way to make that happen and the australian label clearly aren't respecting my wishes. a magazine cover deserves an accompanying photoshoot not a reused image (sic)."

She adds, "maxim australia, thanks for the love and I'm sorry no one asked me. i would have love (sic) to have given an interview & done a shoot with u guys (sic)."