Australian-born, American-based rapper Iggy Azalea (33) has announced that she will be taking an unplanned hiatus from music for an indefinite period of time. Azalea said that her passion for music has waned, leading her to make the difficult decision to not finish her upcoming album.
“I’ve always been someone who gets my happiness from being creative and seeing my ideas come to life,” Azalea wrote on Twitter. “For a long time I’ve used music to express myself. I know a lot of people have this idea that ‘I was exploited in this industry’ and that’s something I’ve been laughing at because I can’t be exploited by anything! I’m too stubborn. I think I’ve even resisted change within myself at times, because I don’t like to seem like a quitter.”
This is not the first time that Azalea has claimed that she will be quitting music. Last year, she also announced that she would be retiring from music altogether to focus on other things.
Azalea’s hiatus comes at a time when she is facing a number of challenges. Her last album, “Endless Summer,” was released in 2021 and was a commercial disappointment. She has also been criticized for her cultural appropriation of African American culture.
It is unclear when or if Azalea will return to music. However, her hiatus is a sign that she is struggling to find her place in the industry.
Azalea’s decision to take a hiatus from music is a significant one. She is one of the most successful female rappers of all time, with a string of hit singles and albums. Her hiatus is likely to be a disappointment to her fans, who have been waiting for new music from her for years.
There are a number of possible reasons for Azalea’s decision. She may be struggling with creative burnout, or she may be simply tired of the music industry. It is also possible that she is facing personal challenges that are making it difficult for her to focus on her music career.
Whatever the reason, Azalea’s hiatus is a reminder that even the most successful artists are not immune to the pressures of fame and success. It remains to be seen if she will ever return to music, but her absence will be felt by fans around the world.