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Iggy Azalea announces career hiatus

by WENN February 23rd, 2020, 10:23 am

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Iggy Azalea is taking a hiatus from music following a turbulent few months.

On Monday, the Sally Walker hitmaker told fans that "time away is needed" so she could work on new musical concepts, insisting she "hasn't forgotten" them.

Iggy added: "When I'm back: you'll know. And I will be back."

The 29-year-old Fancy rapper's career appeared to stall when her sophomore album, In My Defense, only debuted at No. 50 on the Billboard 200 when it was released back in July – five years after her debut release topped the same chart.

Its follow-up, the Wicked Lips EP, was plagued by a series of delays, and failed to chart upon release in December.

Meanwhile, the hitmaker was the victim of a $350,000 home burglary in November, and later separated from her boyfriend, rapper Playboi Carti – although they appeared to have reconciled amid a string of Instagram posts last month.