Iggy Azalea released her new single, “Team,” earlier this morning, her first solo release in quite a while, and though the Grammy-nominated rapper has disappeared from social media, she’s been hard at work on her sophomore album, Digital Distortion, which is set to drop later this year.
Since her breakthrough single, “Fancy,” reigned the Billboard Hot 100 during the summer of 2014, it hasn’t been an easy road to stardom for the Australian native. Before her break from social media, she was consistently the subject of criticism by fellow artists, and has been heckled ad nauseum by people on social media, either for controversial lyrics or things said in the media (including Twitter). During an interview with Power 106 FM’s The Cruz Show, Iggy Azalea responded to J. Cruz‘s “When it was popular to sh*t on Iggy, what was the lowest point for you?” question by admitting that she had suicidal thoughts in 2015, which was supposed to be a celebratory year.
There were times when I wanted to just quit life. Sometimes I would drive through the canyons to get to my horses and I would be like, ‘What if I just kept driving?
When Cruz prodded further and asked if she was ever specifically suicidal, Iggy admitted that she was.
Kinda. Sometimes I did.
However, contrary to popular belief, it wasn’t the social media heckling that had the “Fancy” rapper in the dumps. It was industry personnel who may have berated her even worse, as Iggy claims they consistently reminded her that her run as professional artist was up, which scared Azalea, considering she’s allowed to live in America on a work visa.
Things are looking up in 2016 however, as it’s clear that her career is not over, and Digital Distortion will likely drop in 2016. Furthermore, she’s getting married to Nick Young, which is probably as fun as it looks on TMZ.