The "Fancy" hitmaker is on the verge of making a music comeback but her new management team forced her into a two-week stay at a mental retreat because they wanted to make sure she was ready to throw herself back into the spotlight again. The mangers, Azalea told Billboard, asked that she complete a visit to a facility in Arizona for a "mental retreat" to address her general mental health ahead of working on and releasing new material.
"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", Azalea said.
Iggy Azalea isn't where she once was.
The Australian rapper broke out in 2014 with hit radio songs like "Fancy", but in the following years she was forced to cancel a 2015 world tour, cancelled a sophomore album, had her public relationship with National Basketball Association player Nick Young fall apart and found herself feuding with multiple other rappers while being accused of of cultural appropriation.
Despite initially being annoyed, it wasn't long before she felt relief to have a professional to talk to.
"I've never really sat down and had an honest conversation with professional people... So it was really useful - I'm glad that I went".
These have included learning to cope with a slew of musical disappointments like her cancelled 2015 tour, a dumped second album, Twitter wars with her own record label and a string of flopped singles. Her very public break up with Nick Young in 2016 was the icing on the cake.
Azalea caused a stir by rapping in the dialect of an African American from the southern United States, despite being white and speaking in an Australian accent off-stage.
Reflecting on everything that had happened over the last few years, the Grammy nominee added, "At least now, though, I have some perspective on it".