It´s been a whirlwind past few months for Australian rapper, singer and songwriter Iggy Azalea. After speculation that her 2-year relationship with fiancé LA Lakers basketball player Nick Young was on the rocks, the couple split this summer with Young announcing he will shortly be fathering a child with his ex. To make matters worse, 26-year-old Iggy was indicted for an unpaid tax bill and had to pay out almost $1 million last month.
Speaking about finding out about the “love of her love” and only long term relationship´s news that his ex girlfriend Keonna Green was in fact 4 months pregnant, Iggy, said: “I feel like my body was just drop kicked out of a plane with no parachute.”
Iggy has also gone onto reveal the real reason she and 31-year-old Nick called off their engagement. Although many thought it had something to do with Nick’s alleged cheating scandal, when a video surfaced of him talking about other women, it turns out the “Black Widow” rapper actually discovered him cheating herself. “I broke up with Nick because I found out he had brought other women into our home while I was away and caught them on security footage,” she said. “I feel like I don´t even know who the hell it is I´ve been loving all this time.”
Iggy and Nick, 31, tried to make their relationship work after the scandal, but after calling off her wedding she told her followers that she couldn’t trust him anymore. “Unfortunately, although I love Nick and I have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in him – it’s become apparent in the last few weeks I am unable to. I genuinely wish Nick the best,” she said on Twitter at the time. “It’s never easy to part ways with the person you planned you’re entire future with, but futures can be rewritten and as of today mine is a blank page.”
Shortly after she announced the news, Nick took to Twitter to share that he’s “single” and has been seen on a string of dates while Iggy has been hanging out with friends saying “I don´t want to be with anyone right now,” and focusing all her attention on her career.
However, it seems that her heartbreak has actually propelled her to try new things. Despite turning down the opportunity to be a judge on X Factor several times, in June this year, Iggy was confirmed as a new judge for The X Factor Australia, replacing Kylie´s younger sister Danni Minogue on Season 8 of the show.
“I really didn’t picture myself being a judge on any kind of television show, but I think that this could actually be a good fit for me,” she said. “Initially I didn’t know, but then I thought it would be good to come back to Australia and have an opportunity to spend some time there and obviously to see my family, who live in Sydney. So I think it will be a good situation for multiple reasons. I’m really excited and I don’t really know what to expect.”
Iggy has always been considered a ballsy girl, having dropped out of school at 16 to travel to America in the hope of cracking the music industry – a dream that very few actually get to live out.
But Iggy has noticeable talents, being able to sing, rap and write her own music and definitely made an impression on the notoriously tough record industry. She spent several years making her dream a reality, mixing with top producers and rappers. Her debut studio album, “The New Classic” peaked among the top five of several charts worldwide in 2014 and topping the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums making her the first non-American female rapper to reach the top of the charts. An amazing accolade for a 23-year-old musician.
The album was preceded by her debut single “Work“, and generated the US Billboard Hot 100 chart topping single “Fancy“, which made Azalea the fourth female rapper in the history to reach number one, claiming the longest-leading reign with seven consecutive weeks. Additionally, she was featured on Ariana Grande‘s single “Problem“, which peaked at number two while “Fancy” was number one. She joined The Beatles as the only act to rank at numbers one and two simultaneously with two Hot 100 entries. She also went on to achieve three top ten hits simultaneously with the aforementioned songs along with the fifth single from the album, “Black Widow“, later that year.
Iggy may also have gone against her previous statement of staying single as she´s been seen out in Vegas with fellow rapper French Montana sparking romance rumours after flirting and leaving the club with him.
Whatever happens to Iggy now you can be sure the outspoken singer will stay true to herself. She regularly pipes up with refreshing comments in the media and has even advocated plastic surgery or more people admitting to having plastic surgery following breast augmentation and rhinoplasty in 2015.
“I think, in 2016, people should be more accepting of the fact that both famous and non-famous women are having cosmetic procedures. That’s just the reality. And I think more people need to admit that shit so it doesn’t have to be so taboo – because we’re all doing it anyway!” Iggy claimed.