Iggy Azalea Addresses Rumor She Was "Bullied" Away From Music

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Iggy Azalea says she's pausing her work on new music.

Iggy Azalea shot down the rumor that she was "bullied" away from continuing a career in music on Twitter, Wednesday. However, she says she's putting her new album on pause and focusing on other endeavors.

“I’ve always been someone who finds my joy in being creative & seeing my ideas come to life. For a long time I used music to deliver my big crazy ideas to the world,” Azalea wrote. "I know a lot of people have this idea that I was ‘bullied away from music’ and that’s something I’ve always laughed at because I’d never be bullied out of anything! In fact, I’m too stubborn.”

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“That’s why I want to let you know that I’m not going to finish my album. It’s been paused for a few months while I was giving direction for a different project & in truth I just haven’t felt the urge to go back to it,” Azalea added. "I feel really happy & passionate in my day-to-day life when my mind’s focused on that and so I want to stick to what’s undeniably best for me.” Check out Azalea's full post below.

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Azalea had been teasing a new album throughout 2023 and released the single, "Money Come," in August. She said that Tory Lanez was going to executive produce the full project prior to his conviction in the shooting of Megan The Stallion. Be on the lookout for further updates on Iggy Azalea on HotNewHipHop.

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