Iggy Azalea is coming out of retirement and will be making new music
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Iggy Azalea has announced she’ll be making a comeback to music after retiring last year.
The Australian rapper took to her social media to reveal she’ll be returning to the recording studio after realising something about her fans.
She wrote: “A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted.
“But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative AND nosey.
A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted.— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) August 8, 2022
But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative AND nosey.
So if I can’t have peace, neither can you.
I’m coming back. Cry about it.
"So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry about it.”
Of course, the news sent Azalea fans into a frenzy, as one wrote: “Prayers have been answered.”
Another commented: “I’ve seen so many people loving you and realizing how talented you are and getting off the hate train. I’m so excited for you to show everyone your amazing talents.”
A third person shared: “There’s a lot of positive energy too that it attracts and it outshines any negativity. If we all focused on that, fans included, it would create more & more, and be so positive.”
While another simply wrote: “WELCOME BACK.”
In July 2021, the ‘Fancy’ rapper shared that she would be leaving music after her End of an Era album.
Upon the release of her final album, Azalea felt that her writing and career had plateaued.
She told Billboard: “Most people move up in their career or job chain slightly, and mine’s been the same for 11 years.
"I’m getting to a space where I feel that there’s not much new perspective I can bring to what I’m doing… at least not that I’d be comfortable with the world hearing.”
In the same year, the singer-songwriter also copped heavy criticism after she released the music video for 'Iam The Stripclub'. Many accused her of ‘blackfishing’ as her skin appeared darker in the clip.
But it wasn't just her skin that was being criticised.
Blackfishing is a term coined by hip-hop journalist Wanna Thompson, and it describes how a white person can appropriate aspects of Black culture to capitalise on their identity for monetary or social gain.
However, Azalea slammed the allegations as ‘ridiculous’ and ‘baseless’.
She wrote to Twitter: “I’m the same color as I always am, just in a dimly lit room with red lights.
“It’s the same makeup from every other part of the video just with a Smokey eye and different wig. Just ignore them, who cares? Let em talk.”