Australian Rapper Iggy Azalea To Take ‘Few Years’ Off From Music

Musician Iggy Azalea announced she will be taking a temporary leave after the release of her third studio album ‘End of an Era’.

WASHINGTON — After releasing her third studio album, “End of an Era,” Australian rapper Iggy Azalea announced that she will be taking “a few years” to focus on “other creative projects” apart from the music. 

The 31-year-old musician announced this on Twitter.  

“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. I’m excited for you guys to see different sides to me in the future,” tweeted Azalea.

“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! 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!” she further tweeted.

After Azalea made her music-related announcement, the musician received an outpouring of support from fans. 

“I’m so excited for WHATEVER it is you do because I know you always give it 150 percent!” tweeted one of her fans.

“Yes! I have the coolest project dropping the week after my album and I can’t wait ’til you guys see it,” Azalea tweeted back in response.

Another fan said that Azalea’s announcement means she and her supporters are “taking this era and going out with a bang!” 

The same fan further added, “You deserve to explore and do other things that make you happy.”

‘End of an Era’ will be Azalea’s third studio album when it debuts in August 2021, following The New Classic in 2014 and In My Defense in 2019. A specific release date for the forthcoming LP, i.e., the long-playing record, is yet to be revealed.

Also in August 2021, Azalea will serve as a special guest on Pitbull’s ‘I Feel Good Tour,’ which will kick off in Clarkston, Michigan, and make stops at various cities, including Los Angeles, Atlantic City, and Nashville, among others.

Earlier, in July 2021, Azalea chatted about her new single “I Am the Strip Club” and even addressed some allegations of “blackfishing” (white women pretending to be of African or Arab ancestry) she faced regarding the song’s music video. 

Azalea, on July 18, tweeted about her son’s experiences indicating she had started her break on an optimistic note. 

“My son had a play date today, and he kept trying to feed the other little boy imaginary food — It was extremely cute. The other kid was rightfully confused as hell. Lmao (sic).” tweeted Azalea. “I cannot wait until he’s old enough to cook with me, and we can make all kinds of fun kids meals.”

(With inputs from ANI)

(Edited by Anindita Ghosh and Ritaban Misra)