Australian rapper Iggy Azalea has announced she’s making a return to music after quitting the industry last year. The 32-year-old Fancy hit maker shared the news with fans on Tuesday, declaring: ‘I’m coming back. Cry about it.’
‘But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative AND nosey.’ ‘So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry about it.’
In a lengthy tweet, Iggy said she quit music because of the ‘negative energy’ but is now coming back bigger and better than ever. ‘A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted,’ Iggy wrote.
She added in a follow up tweet: ‘I’m not gonna talk about dates, direction or anything just know it’s happening and there will be a budget.’ Fans loved the news, with one tweeting: ‘I’m so excited can’t wait! This is definitely gonna be the best come back.’
‘She’s about to give us bops, good music videos and the haters hell,’ another added. Iggy is currently supporting Pitbull on his tour in the U.S. In July last year, Iggy announced she was taking a step back from music to focus on ‘other creative projects’.
Azalea tweeted: ‘End of an Era is so special to me because after I drop my album next month I am going to take a few years to focus on other creative projects and things I’m feeling passionate and inspired by, beyond music.’
At the time the rapper, best known for her 2014 hit Fancy, announced that her third studio album, End of an Era, will be her last for at least ‘a few years’.
‘I’m excited for you guys to see different sides to me in the future. Shifting my energy and focus to what I’m most excited about is what is right for me and I hope you’ll continue to support whatever creative projects I’m out here doing!’ she added.
‘I really love this album and I just want my fans to enjoy this with me. I hope I see so many of you on tour!’ Azalea hails from Mullumbimby, New South Wales, and moved to the United States at the age of 16 to pursue a music career.
Despite her Australian background, she adopts a Southern drawl in her music. She was initially mentored by rapper T.I., who released her mixtape Ignorant Art in 2011, and went on to achieve mainstream success with her 2014 single Fancy.