Lakers Guard Nick Young Proposes To Girlfriend Iggy Azalea At His Own Birthday Party! [VIDEO]

Nick Young and Iggy Azalea
Rap artist Iggy Azalea arrives with Los Angeles Lakers basketball player Nick Young at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada May 17, 2015. REUTERS/L.E. Baskow REUTERS/L.E. Baskow

Happy Birthday, Nick Young. The Los Angeles Lakers guard celebrated the big 3-0 on Monday by proposing to his rapper/girlfriend Iggy Izalea at his own birthday party.

The Los Angeles native, known on social media as "Swaggy P," has been dating the "Fancy" singer for a little over a year now. The relationship began when Young called out Izalea on Twitter calling her his "Woman Crush Wednesday." #WCW

According to Australian star, the couple spent their first date at a Target department store where they shopped for socks and a ring pop. Later, they were spotted at an LA Carnival and sparks began to fly.

Shortly thereafter, the power couple purchased a home together in the San Fernando Valley and have been living together ever since. Things got serious over the holiday season as both Young and Izalea met eachother's parents.

That brings us to last night, where Azalea had apparently thrown a birthday party for the Laker's swingman. According to witnesses, in the middle of the party, Young stopped the music and got down on one knee. He pulled out a huge box, and flashed a fancy ring as he yelled out, "Will You Marry Me?"

Thankfully, Izalea said "Yes," and the whole thing was captured on video by digital marketer, Karen Civil, who attended the party and is close with both Azalea and Swaggy P himself.

Young probably shouldn't be spending a lot of time down on his knee as the guard missed the remainder of the Lakers season with a small fracture in his left knee in March. Regardless, congratulations to the popular couple and it seems only fitting that the engagement be announced via Twitter, the medium where this budding relationship first started.

 

 

She said yes. It's over man. I'm getting married!

A photo posted by Nick Young (@swaggyp1) on Jun 2, 2015 at 12:30am PDT

 

 

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Michael Duarte

Michael J. Duarte is a Los Angeles based writer. Born and raised in the City of Angels, Michael did his undergraduate work at the University of California Santa Barbara and a graduate program at the University of Southern California. Michael was awarded the Paul Lazarus Screenwriting Scholarship Award in 2004 and the Corwin Writing Award for his feature screenplay, "Chasing 4:00" in 2005. In addition to Sports writing, Michael is an avid marathon runner and fan of the Magic Bullet blender.