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Iggy Azalea’s Label Won’t Pay For ‘Azillion’ Video, Twitter Rant Ensues

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Iggy Azalea called out her record label for failing to support her new “Azillion” track in a string of tweets early this morning (January 21), naming Virgin EMI president Ted Cockle as a source of the trouble.

“Bad news update: My record label Virgin/EMI seems to feel the response to my viral record “zillon” wasnt good enough & I’m not allowed a video,” the Australian rapper wrote. Though she’d previously told fans the lead single from her upcoming Digital Distortion track was called “Team,” Iggy shared “Azillion” as a buzz track on January 8. Iggy’s choice to misspell the song in quotes in her tweet is (one hopes) some intentional shade.

“I felt like it was dope so, whatever,” she continued. “Ted Cockle doesn’t wanna see me shine. What can I say.” As of January 21, “Azillion” has received just under 900,000 plays on the SoundCloud she created to share the song.

“Anyhow i could say ALOT – but I’ll keep it mildly professional. Just wanted to let some of you guys asking know whats happening,” she said, before assuring diehard Azaleans that she’s not about to let go of her rap career — which has taken some nicks and dings over the past year, including a canceled tour and a now-settled feud with Erykah Badu.

“If all else fails I’ll just drive around LA and play my new album really loudly every Monday from 4-6pm hahaha,” she joked. HAHAHAHAHA! [wipes film of anxious sweat from brow]

Do you follow Iggy on Twitter? You really should. Amid album updates, the rapper shares thoughts like:

She also shares updates on horse health. CAN a horse even get Lyme disease? Only Iggy and your vet know for sure.

She’s also a ride-or-die Adam Sandler supporter.

And if you’re a blocked writer in need of a prompt, look no further than this perfect opening sentence:

Feel free to share all of your concepts for a fan-made “Azillion” video in the comments.

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