Iggy Azalea Discusses Album Delay: ‘You Wake Up One Morning + Your Fiance Is Having a Baby With Someone Else’
Eventually is better than never, right?
Digital Distortion, the continually delayed sophomore album from Iggy Azalea, has been pushed back again—this time, to early 2017.
Azalea discussed the reasoning behind the LP's long delay with PEOPLE in an interview that seems to have since been deleted after being published September 30.
According to Idolator, the Australian rapper blamed the push-back of her long awaited follow-up to 2014's The New Classic on her chaotic personal life.
Referring to her June split from Nick Young, who reportedly cheated on her and got his ex pregnant, Azalea explained, "It's no secret, I kind of had my personal life fall apart... I needed a lot of time. I mean, you wake up one morning and your fiance is having a baby with someone else, you’re going to need some time, right?"
The "Team" singer added that in addition to needing some time to decompress, she didn't want to charge headfirst into promoting new music during a time of scandal in her life.
"I just kind of felt like, on top of me needing the personal time, then feeling, 'Okay, I’m single now. I want to have sexy songs. I want to say stuff about being single...' I obviously didn’t write that on my [original] album because when I wrote it I was about to get married," she said. "I don’t want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled."
Fair enough, and totally understandable.
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