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Iggy Azalea Learns of Nick Young’s Alleged Infidelities Via Secret Recording

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Update, 4/5: Guess the wedding is still a go, at an as-yet-to-be-determined date. Iggy responded to a fan’s tweeted offer to help her move with an assurance that the two are “good.”

When another Azalean deemed this news “tragic” in a Twitter mention, the rapper responded, “when you’re grown and actually build a life with someone you might understand.” She then added, “yeah, thats life gia. youll f—k up in your own ways too, relationships are hard work.” “Yeah that’s life, Gia” is officially my new “Bye, Felicia!”

Original story: A new celebrity cheating scandal has surfaced within the past week — this time between L.A. Lakers player Nick Young and his fiancee Iggy Azalea. Young is the alleged wanderer, and his possible admissions of infidelity were caught on tape. The subsequent leak has incited anger among Lakers teammates and on social media — except it’s not Nick Young who’s receiving the brunt of the criticism.

ESPN reports that Lakers point guard D’Angelo Russell recorded a private conversation in which he asked about Young’s dalliances with women other than Azalea, who he proposed to last year. Young, who seems unaware that he’s being taped, answers Russell’s questions about a younger woman.

“You were 30 and she was 19?” Russell asks. Young turned 30 on June 1 2015, and he proposed to Iggy at his birthday party. “Hell naw.”

“I didn’t know though,” Young replies.

“Stop lyin’,” Russell says. “She lied?”

Young says something about “the club,” and Russell moves on to prod him for more info.

“What about Amber Rose, you never tried?”

“Nah, she knows my girl,” Young answers.

At the end of the recording, Russell says “I’m glad you told my video all that!” But what seems to have intially been a prank among teammates (a legally dicey one if Young was recorded without permission, depending on the state) became something larger when the video materialized online.

In the days since the video became public, Russell’s fellow Lakers have largely frozen him out for the perceived betrayal, according to ESPN. The interpersonal fracture is thought to have contributed to their poor showing against the Utah Jazz on Monday night, when they were trounced by a 48-point victory.

“It’s bad,” a team source told reporter Ramona Shelburne. “It’s about as bad as it can get. There were trust issues already. Now there’s no trust.”

And speaking of trust, Iggy Azalea is more than happy to have D’Angelo on her “Team” (sorry). The singer told Ryan Seacrest on March 18 that she’d pushed her wedding to Nick back, citing her upcoming tour. Whether that wedding’s still on remains to be seen.

While the public all but called for singer Kehlani’s head this week after a photo shared by her ex-boyfriend suggested she’d cheated on Cleveland Cavaliers player Kyrie Irving, the response toward Nick Young’s possible cheating with a 19-year-old has been mild in comparison. The focus, instead, has largely been on Russell’s shady move (which you can watch for yourself here).

Interesting, no?

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