Iggy Azalea announces indefinite hiatus from music industry

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea announced her indefinite hiatus to pursue other creative projects.

This week, Iggy Azalea surprised her fans with news about her decision to step away from her music career temporarily. Per the singer, the hiatus will last for a few years to allow herself to focus on “other creative projects.”

Azalea explained her decision on her Twitter account, revealing that her absence will start after the release of her new album.

“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 [about] and inspired by, beyond music,” she said.

The 31-year-old rapper recently released her third studio album titled End of an Era. Still, she aims to show the different sides of her aside from being a rapper.

Per Azalea, she feels excited about the upcoming shifts. The time she uses on different projects will, reportedly, help her realize what is right for her.

Despite stepping down from the music industry’s stage, she wished for her fans to continue supporting her. In the end, Azalea promised her fans to see them again on tour soon.

Fans support Azalea!

Following her announcement, her fans immediately left friendly messages on her social media. Most of them even pledged that they will be with her in the “other projects” she wants.

One fan said, “Ugh that means we’re taking this era and going out with a bang ! You deserve to explore and do other things that make you happy I can’t wait to see the new endeavors in the meantime let’s jam.”

“I’m so proud you have come this far.. I love everything you have done, I just know EOAE is gonna be amazzzinggg!! Do what makes you happy and never change that,” another wrote.

One internet user added, “Its nice to hear u are feeling passionate about other fields too, cant wait to hear more about u queen.”

Azalea’s third studio album follows her The New Classic in 2014 and In My Defense in 2019. As of the writing, it remains unknown when she will exactly drop the new album.

Although she is taking some time off, she will still appear on Pitbull’s I Feel Good Tour as a special guest. They will visit different cities including Michigan, Los Angeles, Nashville, and Atlantic City, among others.

Featured image courtesy of Justin Higuchi from Los Angeles, CA, USA, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

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