Iggy Azalea fans have been patiently waiting for new music from the Aussie rapper, but sadly, nothing has come out. Now Iggy is opening up about her upcoming album and how her traumatic relationship with Nick Young affected her work. Get the whole story here!
Blame it on Nick Young, 31! At that’s at least what Iggy Azelea, 26, implied when she was asked about the delayed release of her highly anticipated studio album. “I needed a lot of time,” Iggy told PEOPLE on Sept. 29, at the Longines Masters Gala in Los Angeles. “I mean, you wake up one morning and your fiancé is having a baby with someone else; you’re going to need some time,” referencing her ex-fiance’s infidelity and unborn child. Whoa, the “Black Widow” rapper kept it real!
Iggy was supposed to release her new album, Digital Distortion in July 2016, but she admitted that her life kind of “fell apart.” And as a result, her album was never finalized and mastered. At the time of the album’s first recording process, Iggy was on her way to walking down the aisle with Nick. But in light of the couple’s nasty break up, the rapper felt like she had to switch focus on the album.
“I just kind of felt like, on top of me needing the personal time, [I was then] then feeling [like], ‘Okay, I’m single now. I want to have sexy songs. I want to say stuff about being single,” she added. “I obviously didn’t write that on my [original] album because when I wrote it I was about to get married… I don’t want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled.” That’s a total drag, but it seems like Iggy’s personal time was just what she need to rediscover who she is as an artist and what she wants moving forward.
We have to admit, we aren’t too shocked that the “Fancy” artist took a break from just about everything. After all, she had one helluva a year. Iggy also publicly revealed Nick’s constant cheating with various women. And on top of that, Iggy had to find out from the media that the man she was going to marry was having a baby with his ex-girlfriend. Ouch!
That is a lot to handle for any woman, let alone a woman in the music industry who has to experience the hurt and humiliation publicly. But it seems Iggy is doing much better and even has some new man candy — aka French Montana — to get through those lonely nights. But now that Iggy is back on track, fans can expect to hear her new project in Jan. And maybe in between those sexy, single tracks she’ll sprinkle in some break up songs for the girls going through what she did. We can’t wait!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited for Iggy’s new album?