Iggy Azalea is bowing out with her third album (Picture: Getty Images)
Iggy Azalea has opened up about the ‘fakeness’ within the music industry after admitting she struggled to land big name collaborations for her last album.
The Fancy hitmaker has released her third and final album, End of An Era, as she closes the chapter on her career as an active recording artist.
It features songs with new and rising stars such as BIA, Sophia Scott and Ellise, but none of the well-known faces she’s worked with in the past, such as Britney Spears, Ariana Grande and Jennifer Hudson.
Iggy, 31, seems to have a pretty good reason why as she said on The Zach Sang Show: ‘Yeah, of course I would’ve loved to have massive features, but people are fake as f**k.
‘People might like your pictures but that doesn’t mean they’ll send you a f*****g verse. They’re busy or they wanna do the next song or they wanna write with you in the studio, whatever the f**k it is.’
She then joked: ‘Thank you for liking my pictures though, I like yours too, you’re hot,’ adding: ‘It is what it is, I didn’t even feel a type of way about that to be honest with you.’
Iggy, real name Amethyst Kelly, continued: ‘Yes, the industry is fake, yes, I do ask bigger artists to be on my songs, [but] yes they’re always sick or washing their hair that day. It’s OK, I understand I’m a controversial person to work with. Maybe I’m bad for business.’
The Australian rapper said not having her album filled with big name artists allowed space for newer acts to take advantage of her platform, describing that as the ‘silver lining’.
‘Yes, it would be awesome to have these massive artists on my album that would actually help me in this situation but if I can’t get help from somebody else, I’m going to help someone else by putting them on what is a massive platform for them,’ she said.
Iggy previously announced she’ll be taking a break from music for a few years to explore other creative avenues, and focus on being a mum to her one-year-old son Onyx.