Iggy Azalea Hired Tory Lanez As Executive Producer On Her Next Album, Her Letter Says

The Australian rapper urged the judge to consider a non-deportation sentence.

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Iggy Azalea Hired Tory Lanez Executive Producer Album Letter

Iggy Azalea's letter to the judge regarding Tory Lanez's sentence is out in full, and people have had no shortage of shocked, amused, indignant, or straight-up appalled reactions. Moreover, one of the most interesting parts of the letter has to do with the two artists' continuous working relationship. In one part of her statement, the Australian rapper says that "if [Tory] is able to remain in the United States after he has served time, [she] would employ him without hesitation as an executive producer on [her] next album." "In fact - I already hired him for the job prior to his conviction!" she expressed.

Furthermore, this is one of many defenses Iggy Azalea made in relation to the Canadian artist's character. In addition, she also asked Judge David Herriford to consider a sentence that would be "transformational and not life destroying." For example, the 33-year-old wishes that this sentence will not involve deportation to Canada so that he can continue to support his family and have work and income during his incarceration by being an artist in the U.S. "Any leniency you may afford him would be something you could be proud of," Azalea stated.

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Iggy Azalea's Letter To Tory Lanez

Of course, after this letter's full reveal, many people called her out for her explanatory Twitter post just days before. In it, Iggy Azalea claimed that she hasn't been in contact with him for a very long time. Many felt that such a point became moot after the letter seemed to indicate that she spoke to Tory Lanez as soon as February of this year. Still, there is a lot of nuance to Azalea's letter that the reality of Lanez's crimes obfuscates. As she says, there's a difference between rehabilitative punishment and punitive incarceration, but with a case as toxic and divisive as this, the threshold for forgiveness lessens.

Meanwhile, this is among the first times that his future music career fell under significant scrutiny following his release. Many haven't yet thought about what the next ten years holds for him concerning his career. That conversation will surely roll around soon, and it wouldn't be surprising if he's able to still get play from behind bars despite what he was convicted of, as disappointing as that is for many. Regardless, stay up to date on HNHH for the latest news and updates on Tory Lanez and Iggy Azalea.

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Gabriel Bras Nevares is a music and pop culture news writer for HotNewHipHop. He started in 2022 as a weekend writer and, since joining the team full-time, has developed a strong knowledge in hip-hop news and releases. Whether it’s regular coverage or occasional interviews and album reviews, he continues to search for the most relevant news for his audience and find the best new releases in the genre. What excites him the most is finding pop culture stories of interest, as well as a deeper passion for the art form of hip-hop and its contemporary output. Specifically, Gabriel enjoys the fringes of rap music: the experimental, boundary-pushing, and raw alternatives to the mainstream sound. As a proud native of San Juan, Puerto Rico, he also stays up-to-date with the archipelago’s local scene and its biggest musical exponents in reggaetón, salsa, indie, and beyond. Before working at HotNewHipHop, Gabriel produced multiple short documentaries, artist interviews, venue spotlights, and audio podcasts on a variety of genres and musical figures. Hardcore punk and Go-go music defined much of his coverage during his time at the George Washington University in D.C. His favorite hip-hop artists working today are Tyler, The Creator, Boldy James, JPEGMAFIA, and Earl Sweatshirt.