Posts Tagged ‘Iggy’

Iggy Azalea Shares How A ‘Mental Retreat’ Helped Pull Her Career Back From The Brink

Iggy Azalea isn’t where she once was. The “Fancy” rapper’s fall from grace is well-documented. Fights with hip-hop legends like Q-Tip, tone-deaf comments about appropriation, and battles with her former label Def Jam derailed her career. In a candid interview with Billboard, Azalea describes how a trip to a mental retreat helped her deal with anger issues and reckon with the importance of her mental health.

“I’ve never really sat down and had an honest conversation with professional people,” Iggy said. “It was good to say something to somebody who could give me the tools and information on how to make my life manageable when I’m feeling those things. So it was really useful — I’m glad that I went.”

Later in the interview, the Australian artist voices her hope that the music industry creates programs to help celebrities deal with the pressures of fame.

“I really wish there was more of an infrastructure within the music industry to make sure that the artists have people they can go to,” Azalea said. “Like physical therapists in sports. The teams have people looking out for [players], that make sure they’re okay in every element, and the music business doesn’t have that — they just throw you out there. You get used to it and you’re still successful, but it’s a lot to deal with.”

Iggy also discusses how her “Savior” co-star Quavo, Demi Lovato, and Kesha are the only artists who have been there for her during this difficult time. Read Azalea’s entire interview with Billboard here.

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Watch Tyga & Iggy Azalea Celebrate Valentine’s Day On TRL

The TRL studio was overflowing with love today as Iggy Azalea and Tyga decided to spend their Valentine’s Day with DC Young Fly and Tamara Dhia. During the show, the rappers reflected on their love lives, shared some valuable advice to properly woo your boo, and gave updates on their upcoming projects.

Iggy also shared a sneak peak of her lyric video for her comeback single “Savior” featuring Quavo. After running through the trending topics, the rappers opened up even more about their personal lives in a heated round of I Did It (where Iggy did not hesitate to throw some serious shade at her ex Nick Young). A fan dared Iggy to read the last text message she sent and she willingly obliged… Turns out it was a text to Paris Hilton about attending her birthday party, NBD.

Last but not least, Tyga performed his latest single “Temperature” for the studio. Re-live the moment below and tune into TRL on weekdays at 4:00pm ET!

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Iggy Azalea Is Mostly Singing On Her New Pop Song With Quavo

Four years after breaking big with The New Classic, Iggy Azalea has had a career that’s seen almost as many dips as peaks. But the Aussie rapper is still on the grind, and on Friday (February 2), she returned with the new single “Savior.”

There are two major surprises about this hooky, radio-friendly jam: 1) Featured artist Quavo doesn’t get his own verse and is instead relegated to hook duty, and 2) Iggy barely raps on it! This is Iggy in full-on pop mode, pondering over dancehall-inspired synths, “My heart beats for you only / I wonder if you even know me.” Quavo, meanwhile, lends his Auto-Tuned touch to the instantly hummable refrain: “I’ve been looking for a savior.”

In a video posted to Twitter, Iggy explained why the song hits home for her, saying, “It is not a record about you needing a man or a woman to come and save you in a relationship. It’s about you being your own savior and finding your own strength within yourself to figure it the fuck out. It’s a really hard record for me to have written and I think it’s going to be one I really struggle to perform, too, just ‘cause I’ll probably wanna cry every single time.”

She added in a separate tweet, “I just wanted to share what I went thru with depression for the last few years and spread a message that you can find your happy.”

According to Genius, “Savior” is the lead single from Iggy’s upcoming sophomore album, Surviving the Summer (meaning Digital Distortion has apparently been scrapped once and for all). Keep your eyes peeled for the LP’s arrival this year.

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Vans For Iggy Pop 106 Vulcanized Tribute


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Vans is previewing their next hot release for their upcoming Spring 2012 Collection. Dedicating the 106 Vulcanized low top sneaker to talented singer, songwriter musician and actor Iggy Pop. Featuring a distinct premium all black leather version with wool lining which was inspired by the classic Dr. Martens boot, as word by Iggy Pop himself.

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Watch ‘RapFix Live’ With Cam’Ron, Iggy Azalea, Smoke DZA, Dame Dash, Jermaine Dupri


Watch Cam’Ron, Dame Dash, Jermaine Dupri, Iggy Azalea and Smoke DZA on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and MTV.com. Join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive and send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix.



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Cam’Ron, Iggy Azalea, Smoke DZA, Dame Dash, Jermaine Dupri On ‘RapFix Live’ Apr 2


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Wednesday at 4p.m. “RapFix Live” wraps up another cycle with a full house. Iggy Azalea, who is getting ready to drop her debut album The New Classic will join us in the studio, along with Cam’Ron, Jermaine Durpi and Smoke DZA who will break down his new LP Dream.Zone.Achieve. Dame Dash will also be on deck, possibly with a surprise guest in tow…Tune in to see what goes down.

Watch Iggy Azalea, Smoke DZA and Dame Dash on “RapFix Live” Wednesday at 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT on MTV Jams and MTV.com. Join the Twitter conversation using the hashtag #RapFixLive and send your questions for the artists to @MTVRapFix.

 



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