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Iggy Azalea Cancels Plans for Fourth Studio Album: 'I Feel More Passionately About Design and Creative Direction'

'I know a lot of people have this idea that I was "bullied away from music" and that’s something I’ve always laughed at because I’d never be bullied out of anything,' the rapper said.

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Iggy Azalea has canceled plans for her fourth studio album.

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Iggy Azalea is no longer planning to release her fourth studio album. The Grammy-nominated rapper explained the move in a lengthy message posted to X, the platform formerly known as Twitter, on Jan. 3.

"I’ve always been someone who finds my joy in being creative & seeing my ideas come to life. For a long time I used music to deliver my big crazy ideas to the world," she said.

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The star said she's now planning to focus on design and creative direction instead.

"I know a lot of people have this idea that I was 'bullied away from music' and that’s something I’ve always laughed at because I’d never be bullied out of anything! In fact, I’m too stubborn. I think I’ve even resisted changes within myself at times, purely because I don’t like being viewed as someone who quits."

Azalea said she's now planning to pursue her creative endeavors outside of the music industry.

"In truth what I’ve known for a long time is that I feel more passionately about design and creative direction than I do about song writing," the rapper said. "To many of you that’s no shock to read. It shows in my work. Haha! Jokes aside, i do spend a lot more time on that part of things… because Im most confident at that."

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These new projects will replace the previously planned LP.

"That’s why I want to let you know that I’m not going to finish my album. It’s been paused for a few months while I was giving direction for a different project & in truth I just haven’t felt the urge to go back to it. I feel really happy & passionate in my day to day life when my minds focused on that and so I want to stick to what’s undeniably best for me," Azalea said.

"Cant wait to start sharing some of the things I’ve been involved in creating & hoping you’ll see my quirk & humor in anything I touch! I know for some fans this probably makes you feel a little deflated - I’m sorry to let you down. But, it’s more important I don’t let myself down. I hope youll understand."

The new LP was once set to be produced by Tory Lanez, Billboard reported. The Canadian rapper is currently serving a 10 year prison sentence after he was convicted of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in 2020.

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The rapper hasn't released a studio album since 2021's 'The End of an Era.'

Many fans left supportive comments below Azalea's post.

"I feel like we’ve always seen your massive passion & drive for all things creative, especially direction in music videos, shoots, cover art design & so many other art vessels," one said. "I’m supporting anything you do girl, I love you too! I do hope we may still get single songs."

Azalea hasn't released a new album since 2021's The End of an Era. The Australian rapper's 2014 studio debut The New Classic made it to No. 1 on the U.S. Rap/Hip-Hop chart and No. 3 on the Billboard 200.

The musician may be best known for her single "Fancy" featuring Charlie XCX. The track made it to the top of the Billboard Hot 100.

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She has a 3-year-old child named Onyx with the rapper Playboi Carti.

Azalea had a son named Onyx with Playboi Carti in 2020. The couple is no longer together. Carti recently had another baby with a different woman. Both children were named in his new track "H00DBYAIR."

Azalea called out Carti for his alleged absence from Onyx's life in another X post from last month.

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