Iggy Azalea has taken to social media to share her anger after a series of topless photos of the star leaked online.

The snaps originated from a photoshoot for GQ Australia's Woman Of The Year issue from December 2016, and the Fancy rapper has expressed her surprise and disappointment over the situation.

"A lot of high profile women have shot covers for GQ with a strategically placed hand, etc., covering their breasts etc. I always felt they were very beautiful covers, so I jumped at the opportunity," the 28-year-old wrote in a Twitter post on Monday. "I hadn't seen other women's covers leak so I felt comfortable (on a closed set) to model for such a reputable magazine knowing only the images with my hands covering (my breasts) would be considered for print."

Iggy went on to insist she "never consented" to having her topless photos released, explaining: "It was my understanding... GQ do not print topless pictures.

"I never consented to taking topless pictures for potential release, period," the statement continued. "There was no reason for anyone to have kept the outtakes from the shoot. I'm surprised and angry that they were not immediately deleted after the final images were selected."

The Sally Walker singer described the moment as being "like a nuclear bomb (that) destroys you emotionally, but leaves a path of destruction in your personal life," and highlighted the extent of the effect the scandal has had on her.

"I am a ball of negative emotions," she wrote. "I feel blindsided, embarrassed, violated, angry, sad, and a million other things."

The star ended the post insisting she "fully intended on finding out where the leak originated and pressing criminal charges" against whoever leaked the images.

Following Iggy's statement, photographer Nino Munoz issued his own statement via Instagram on Tuesday morning, writing: "I'm utterly outraged and will not rest until justice is served... Posting these stolen images is illegal and anyone who has done so will be prosecuted."

The Kream hitmaker is taking some time away from social media and has since deactivated her Twitter and Instagram accounts.