Iggy Azalea Needed A “Mental Retreat” Because She’s A Washed-Up Trash Rapper, And TBH We’re Not Surprised

Emily Gadsby
Iggy Azalea opened up about her mental retreat
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From serving up the “Fancy,” Grammy-nominated ultimate turn-up anthem of 2014 to slowly fading into her role as hip-hop’s most memorable punch line, Iggy Azalea is dedicated to reviving her fledgling career. After announcing the title of her comeback album, “Surviving the Summer,” Azalea attempted to shift her spot in the news cycle from memes about her nose job to “Savior,” her lead single from the project which features Migos rapper Quavo. 

Speaking to Billboard, Azalea opened up about needing some time away from the flashing lights of Hollywood after the court of public opinion rightfully exiled her tone-deaf Twitter rants, wack beats, and insensitive, tired bars.

“I’ve never really sat down and had an honest conversation with professional people,” said Azalea, referring to her intervention-style stint in an Arizona rehab facility. “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.”

“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,” added the “Mo Bounce” rapper, referring to the constant pressure of global fame and sudden success. “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.”

While it seems that the platinum-haired trash rapper from Down Under is more than committed to reviving her career in the studio and stepping out from her niche as an Instagram thot with a few hit singles, there’s more than a few of us in the wild who think she should stay in the shadows.