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Iggy Azalea cancels new album and takes step back from music

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Iggy Azalea. (Shutterstock/Kobby Dagan)

Iggy Azalea is taking a step back from making music.

On Wednesday, the "Fancy" rapper announced on X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, that she will no longer finish her next album and will instead be focusing on other ventures.

“In truth what I’ve known for a long time is that I feel more passionately about design and creative direction than I do about song writing," she wrote.

On cancelling her album, Azalea wrote: "It’s been paused for a few months while I was giving direction for a different project & in truth I just haven’t felt the urge to go back to it."

The 33-year-old concluded her post by apologizing to her fans.

"I know for some fans this probably makes you feel a little deflated," she wrote. "I’m sorry to let you down. But, it’s more important I don’t let myself down."

Azalea, who hails from Australia, released her debut album "The New Classic" in 2014.

Featuring the hit single "Fancy" with Charli XCX, which topped the Billboard Hot 100, the album sold over 1 million copies and was nominated for the best rap album award at the 2015 Grammy Awards.

In the years following her breakthrough, Azalea had hit singles with Rita Ora ("Black Widow"), Ariana Grande ("Problem"), and Jennifer Lopez ("Booty").

In recent times, however, her music has fallen into obscurity and she has instead been focusing on her work as an OnlyFans model.

In November, it was revealed that Azalea earned $48 million from the platform during 2023.


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