Iggy Azalea Ends Brief Rap Retirement: ‘Cry About It’

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Iggy Azalea is back. After not releasing a song all of 2022, the “Fancy” artist has announced she’s coming out of rap retirement.

Iggy previously planned to walk away from music following the release of her 2021 project The End of An Era, but her feelings have changed this summer after less than a year out of the studio.

On Monday (August 8), Iggy took to Twitter to announce her return. “A year ago I was willing to walk away from music because I was tired of the negative energy it attracted,” she tweeted. “But what I’ve learned is that even when I’m minding my business, y’all gonna be negative AND nosey.”

She added: “So if I can’t have peace, neither can you. I’m coming back. Cry about it.”

While she hasn’t dropped any music, the 32-year-old has been busy this summer performing as the supporting act on Pitbull’s Can’t Stop Us Tour.

The North American trek will be making stops this week in Massachusetts and Maine before heading north of the border for shows in Montreal and Toronto.

In the past, Iggy Azalea has repeatedly voiced her issues with the music industry.

“The music industry is so fucked when it comes to taking advantage of/not respecting the women successfully operating within it; as well as those aspiring to break into it. It’s actually sad,” she tweeted in 2019.

She’s also dealt with body-shaming critics throughout her career, too. Iggy recently clapped back at critics in July after a booty-shaking clip from her performance at 2022 Long Beach Pride festival went viral.

“It’s a good thing I genuinely feel happy about myself & my body cause y’all stay in every comment section talking the most shit about me & it’s very mean spirited & ugly. Ps. your man 100% wants to fuck me,” she wrote.