Iggy Azalea has announced that she is temporarily quitting social media because its environment is ‘too negative.’
As ENTmania! has been reporting, Azalea has been in the middle of major feuds on Twitter and Instagram with black rappers since late last year over her style of rap music, and the online verbal war especially heated up after she was nominated numerous times in this year’s Grammy Awards, including in the Best Rap Album category. She ended up not winning any Grammy though … so the world was spared another round of backlash.
Azalea’s Twitter outbursts were not limited to music criticism alone. Earlier this month, she triggered widespread debate after engaging a pizza restaurant on Twitter over one of its delivery guys giving out her number to his brother. Before that, she also made headlines by blasting a shoe company she was working with for posting ‘disgusting’ photos of her to promote her shoe line without involving her in the choosing process.
All these debates had largely resulted in her being heavily criticized for whining too much … and even her music mentor T.I had to admit she needed to shut up and focus on her music.
So on Wednesday night, after returning from a trip to Hawaii with boyfriend Nick Young and seeing another criticism of paparazzi beach pics of her on her timeline, Azalea apparently got tired of it all.
‘Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it’s shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol,’ she tweeted. ‘I just want to have peace and relaxation time without a perve with long distance lense hiding out taking pictures, everyone deserves peace.’
She continued, ‘I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. To become nasty because of the way I feel iam treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling.’
‘But I also want to let my fans know iam taking some time away from social media,’ she announced. ‘I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining. My management will tweet/run my accounts from today onwards with updates etc unless any message is signed -IA. Love you all. Peace out!’
Then she concluded with, ‘The Internet is the ugliest reflection of mankind there is.’