Iggy Azalea Says Quavo is the Only Rapper Who Supports Her

Iggy Azalea
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Since the release of her debut album The New Classic in 2014, Iggy Azalea has struggled to duplicate the same success, which has resulted in her sophomore album being delayed for the past three years.

Apparently, her decline in musical success has alienated her from her peers… with only a handful sticking around to support her.

In a recent interview with Billboard, Iggy revealed that recently collaborator Quavo (“Savior”) was just one of three other pop stars that didn’t abandon her.

“If I’m being honest, the only people who have been there for me are Quavo, Kesha, and Demi [Lovato],” she explained. “And everyone else has pretty much acted like I don’t exist.”

Some believe Quavo only appears on Iggy’s new single for a pay day, but Iggy says that’s not the case. “He gains nothing for being on the song,” she told Billboard. “Everybody’s probably just like, ‘Oh, but she sucks,’ or ‘Oh, he just did it for money.’ No, he hit me up and we sent music back and forth, and he wanted to do that song.”

Later in the interview, Iggy discussed her departure from Def Jam, saying there was just creative differences in the direction of her music. “They were being very supportive and doing the best that they could do. But creatively, I don’t think we were able to understand what it was that I was trying to do moving forward, and I felt a little bit like what they would’ve loved to do is recreate The New Classic,” she explained. “The only pressure was to keep making pop music when I wanted to get back [to] recording. I said, ‘I don’t want to make pop music.’ I remember sitting there saying to somebody with the label, whose name I won’t mention, ‘I don’t want to make music for your 10-year-old daughter anymore.’”

Iggy is currently prepping her next album, Surviving the Summer, due later this year.