Iggy Azalea Releases New Single 'Team' After Postponing Wedding and Revealing 'Psychotic Breakdown' and Suicidal Thoughts
The rapper released her new single Friday
Iggy Azalea took a short break, but she’s back to “Work.”
The Aussie rapper released her new song “Team” and its music video Friday. A squad-glorifying track, “Team” is the first single Azalea, 25, has dropped since her 2015 Britney Spears collaboration “Pretty Girls” and will appear on her forthcoming album Digital Distortion.
Last summer, the VMA winner canceled a string of tour dates, telling Seventeen at the time she had “a creative change of heart” and “mentally … I deserve a break.”
Indeed, the rapper opened up in her new Schön! magazine cover about her brief hiatus. As the New York Post‘s Page Six reported Thursday, she told the U.K. glossy:
“I had to have a psychotic breakdown last year … I felt like I was definitely not in control of the media’s narrative of me … It made me feel very out of control of my own life or my ability to have my own perception of who I was. You don’t want someone else writing your narrative and making you the villain. Then I just realized that, you know what, you can’t control it and I think I accepted that and moved on to living my life.”
She told the magazine her “energy’s been renewed.” But Friday morning, said on Power 106 FM in L.A. she “sometimes” felt suicidal during her dark patch.
“I wanted to quit life, the whole thing, really … Sometimes I would drive through the canyons to get to my horses, and I’d be like, ‘What if I just kept driving off the canyon?’ Sometimes I would feel like that,” said on the radio station’s “Cruz Show.”
Now she’s moving on with her life – both with her new music and her love life. And while she’s still engaged to Lakers player Nick Young, they’re delaying their nuptials to focus on her new workload.
“I’m planning a wedding. I actually moved my wedding because I have to tour, so my wedding plans are changing,” she said Friday during an On Air with Ryan Seacrest interview. “It was gonna happen at the end of the year, but now I have to go to work. We’ll probably have to wait until the end of the next basketball season to do that. So that kind of is a bit sucky, but it’s all right.”
But both the musician and her baller husband-to-be are perfectly content delaying their big day.
“We’d already booked our honeymoon and everything, so it was kind of good, ’cause at least now we moved our honeymoon up, so now I get a free vacation kind of thing,” she told Seacrest laughing. “Now our honeymoon is just gonna be our vacation, and then I’ll pick another honeymoon.”
And both bride- and groom-to-be are happy to prolong their engagement. “Luckily, I have Nick, who’s really awesome and great and totally understanding and does not mind: He’s like, ‘I can be a bachelor for longer!’ He’s really milking the whole thing,” she told Seacrest.