Iggy Azalea Delays ‘Digital Distortion’ Release To January 2017


Iggy Azalea’s new album won’t drop until next year, but you already know.

Earlier this year, Azalea announced plans to drop her forthcoming studio album over the summer, but after a lukewarm reaction to her record’s lead single “Team” and a breakup from ex-fiance Nick Young, Azalea has decided to hold off.

Azalea, who was engaged to Young, is coping with the split after Young cheated on her with his ex-girlfriend who is also currently pregnant with their second child. That’s a huge pill for the Australian rapper to swallow, and she needs a minute.

“I needed a lot of time,” Azalea told People. “I mean, you wake up one morning and your fiancé is having a baby with someone else, you’re going to need some time, right?”

She’ll use the hiatus wisely.

“I just kind of felt like, on top of me needing the personal time, then feeling, ‘Okay, I’m single now. I want to have sexy songs. I want to say stuff about being single,'” she added.

Iggy has recently recorded collaborations with producer Zedd and rapper French Montana (whom she is rumored to be rebounding dating). Azalea has also recently aligned herself with Verse Simmonds, the song scientist behind Rihanna’s “Man Down” and Kanye West and Jay Z’s “Who Gon Stop Me.” Simmonds posted a little preview of their collaboration together, and some listeners think it’s reminiscent of something Azealia Banks would record. The clip also features a bit of awkward dancing from Iggy.

“My album is finished, but I’ve been blindsided by a lot of things happening in my personal life recently,” she previously told Las Vegas Weekly when asked if the record would debut in August. “[I] just needed to have some me time to get my life in order and process the changes that are happening in my private life.”

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