Iggy Azalea has announced she is returning to music, after saying she would be taking a “few years” off last summer.
The Australian rapper released her third and latest studio album, ‘The End Of An Era’, in August 2021.
Shortly before it came out, Azalea took to social media to confirm that she was taking a step back to “focus on other creative projects and things that I’m passionate about and that inspire me, other than music.”
“I’m excited for you to see different sides of me in the future,” she continued. “It’s in my best interest to channel my energy and focus on the things that inspire me the most and I hope you’ll continue to support whatever creative projects I have going on.”
Azalea said: “I love this album [‘The End Of An Era’] and I just want my fans to enjoy it with me. I hope to see many of you on tour.”
Yesterday (August 8), almost a year since that LP came out, the artist revealed that she will now be coming back.
“A year ago I was happy to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted,” she tweeted.
“But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my own business, you’re going to be all negative and calm. So if I can’t have peace, neither can you . I’m coming back. Cry about it.”
One Twitter user wrote “We missed” in response to the news, to which Azalea replied, “Yep! You all are going to have a terrible year in 2023, get ready!” I post laterHe added: “They can only be mad at themselves. They should leave me alone. I’m on my Gemini shit now.”
As Billboard reports, Azalea has previously criticized the music industry for its treatment of female artists. “[Es] so scared when it comes to taking advantage of/disrespecting the women who work within her successfully; as well as those trying to break through”, said in 2019. “It’s really sad.”
Later, he hit back for the critics to shame on them look at Long Beach Pride: “It’s a good thing I’m super happy with myself and my body because y’all stay in every comment section talking the most shit about me and it’s as small as ugly.”
Azalea continued to perform live throughout this and last year, despite her retirement announcement. She is currently opening for Pitbull on his “Can’t Stop Us Now” tour in North America.
Since ‘The End Of An Era’, Azalea has launched a cosmetics collection and focused on raising her two-year-old son Onyx, who is fathered by Playboi Carti.