Iggy Azalea is triumphant in her new song "Team," but she almost quite literally didn't make it.
Azalea woke up early Friday morning to begin her mini promotional tour after releasing "Team" today (March 18). One of those stops included a visit with Hip Hop station Power 106, where the Australian rapper opened up about wanting to end her life after a barrage of hate last year. She isn't sure if the online threats stem from her rapping as a caucasian woman or what, but it took a toll.
“There were times before I just wanted to quit life,” Iggy said on Power 106. Host J Cruz asked if she meant her career. "Like, my whole life," she responded.
He asked if she felt suicidal. "Kind of. Sometimes I did. Sometimes I would drive to 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.”
Iggy's lived in the U.S. for ten years on a work visa – she worried if her career was destroyed and was no longer able to produce, she'd be sent back to Australia and leave everything behind. “I live in this country on a work visa, so if I don’t have a job that means I go home, and my whole life is here.”
Azalea appears in the latest issue of Schön! Magazine where she admits to having a “psychotic breakdown last year.”
Azalea also stopped by On Air With Ryan Seacrest where she kept the topic of conversation PG, describing her new song and going "a little feature crazy last year."
"I really enjoyed that," she said, "but it was good to get back to doing a song where I only had to consider myself when creating, which was good because I could do totally everything the way I want it."