Iggy Azalea is getting candid and opening up about her album delay after her first two singles failed to find an audience.
The Aussie rapper had a frank conversation with fans on Twitter on Thursday, pointing the finger at “Mo Bounce” and “Switch” for flopping, resulting in a delay for her sophomore album “Digital Distortion”. Azalea tweets that her record label, Def Jam, was hoping for a hit to help push her new record.
“They would have liked me to have a hit to drive the album sales but they are probably seeing now that is unlikely,” she tweets. Fans were quick to attack Def Jam, but Azaela, 27, stepped in to absolve them of blame.
“It’s not their fault,” she replies, thanking fans for their support. “They need media etc to actually give the platforms FOR the promo. Label cant just force me onto tv and into mags etc.”
The rapper says “Digital Distortion will see the light of day soon, but fans shouldn’t hold out to see the already-filmed music video for “Switch”.
“It will be released in the next month or two,” she writes, adding that the exact date is still up for “discussion.” As for “Switch”, Azaela confirms the video will not be released, writing, “We are not releasing the mv.”
While the release of “Digital Distortion” may have hit a snag, Azaela is ready to move on to her next project, promising fans new music will come quickly.
“I just want to put it out and be done with it and hopefully start a new album I can finish fast and put out without all these issues,” she explains in a series of tweets, promising a 2018 release date. “Probs 2018 since you know, I’m not having a mental breakdown or randomly finding out on E! News my fiancé’s having kids with someone else.”