Iggy Azalea was hoping to start fresh this year. The Australian rapper was planning to release her sophomore album, Digital Distortion, and start her first-ever world tour after receiving plenty of criticism for her rapping career. She was also planning to marry her fiancé Nick Young shortly after her tour ended.
Now, it looks like Iggy Azalea’s future has changed. In a new post on Instagram, Azalea, 26, says that she and Young, 31, are no longer in a relationship because she hasn’t been able to “rebuild” her trust in the NBA star after he allegedly cheated on her. It’s been exactly one year since they got engaged in June 2015, when Azalea was on top of the world and riding off the success of her hit song “Fancy” featuring Charli XCX.
On Sunday, June 19, Iggy revealed that she and Nick finally called it quits. Although she tried to stay with him, she reportedly knew in her heart that she could no longer trust him.
“Unfortunately although I love Nick and have tried and tried to rebuild my trust in him – it’s become apparent in the last few weeks I am unable to,” Azalea wrote in the caption to the photo she posted to her Instagram account.
“I genuinely wish Nick the best. It’s never easy to part ways with the person you planned you’re [sic] future with, but futures can be written and as of today mine is a blank page,” she concluded in her message.
It seems like a lot of celebrity couples have taken to social media to announce their shocking splits. Azalea’s BFF and collaborator, Demi Lovato, and her longtime boyfriend, Wilmer Valderrama, announced their split on their respective Instagram pages.
Earlier this month, Calvin Harris announced his split with Taylor Swift, and she supported his statement by retweeting the message to her fans. But, that all changed when Swift was spotted kissing actor Tom Hiddleston just two weeks later. Harris subsequently deleted the tweet.
Let’s get back to Iggy Azalea and Nick Young. Their relationship took a wrong turn back in March, when a video of Nick admitting to cheating on his girlfriend surfaced on social media. The video was reportedly leaked by his teammate D’Angelo Russell.
The video went viral after it surfaced, and Azalea openly decided to stick it out with Young in hopes that they could work on their relationship. She was even spotted wearing her engagement ring in public. During a press conference, Young confirmed the video, but said that “what happened is what happened,” according to People.
— #XFactorAU (@thexfactor_au) June 11, 2016
Azalea took to Twitter to address the cheating scandal with her fans. She said that “nothing really” was happening with the couple shortly after two cheating videos released, and told one fan that she was not “tryna marry a cheater.” Despite her previous statements, Azalea made an appearance at the 2016 iHeartRadio Music Awards with her engagement ring.
While promoting her new song “Team,” Iggy said in various interviews that she would like to see more proof of Nick’s alleged cheating. In another, she said that she would cut off her fiancé’s penis if he were to cheat on her again. She even said that their wedding plans were delayed until she finished her upcoming tour.
But, now, it looks like her music career is on hold. Azalea has confirmed that she is moving back to her homeland of Australia to join the judges’ panel on The X Factor Australia.
“I understand what it’s like to have giant dreams and intend to help other young Australians achieve theirs by sharing my knowledge and developing their talent in collaboration with The X Factor.”
She will replace Dannii Minogue (Kylie Minogue’s little sister) on the show’s upcoming eighth season. It seems like both Iggy’s upcoming album and tour are on hold once again.
She spoke about the news on Good Morning America, admitting that she was skeptical about taking on a new project. But, overall, she seemed hopeful about it.
“I really didn’t picture myself being a judge on any kind of television show, but I think that this could actually be a good fit for me so I said yes. Initially I didn’t know, but then I thought it would be good to come back to Australia and have an opportunity to spend some time there and obviously to see my family, who live in Sydney. So I think it will be a good situation for multiple reasons. I’m really excited and I don’t really know what to expect.”
So, it looks like Digital Distortion will be delayed even more. It was reported to release by the end of the year, but it looks like it could come out sometime in 2017. Do you think Iggy Azalea is hurting her music career by signing on with The X Factor Australia? Let us know.
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