See his message – Billboard

Consider Iggy Azalea officially out of retirement. The rapper took to Twitter to announce her re-entry into the music industry on Monday (August 8).

“A year ago I was ready to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it was attracting,” she tweeted. “But what I’ve learned is that even if I mind my own business, you’ll all be negative AND nosy. So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry at this topic.

In response to the announcement, fans dug up older tweets by the star decrying the treatment of female artists in the industry in response to his ad, including one from 2019 saying, “The music industry is so pissed off when it comes to taking advantage of/disrespecting women who successfully operate there; as well as those who aspire to enter it. It’s truly sad.

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The “I Am the Stripclub” rapper first announced that she plans to “take a few years” off making music in July 2021 following the release of her third studio album, The end of an era, the next month. “Shifting my energy and focusing on what excites me the most is what suits me best and I hope you will continue to support all the creative projects I am doing here!” she told fans in her July 2021 announcement.

In the meantime, Azalea created a make-up collection with BH Cosmetics inspired by the early 2000s called Totally Plastic, and focused on raising 2-year-old son Onyx with ex-boyfriend Playboi Carti. . Last October, she also headlined the New York Knicks’ home opener halftime show at Madison Square Garden supported by the Knicks City Dancers, an experience she confessed to. she had “never been so scared in my life”.

Read Azalea’s full statement on returning to music below.