Uh-Oh: Iggy Azalea Delays Debut Album Until March 2014

Published: Tuesday 8th Oct 2013 by Sam

Journey back with us to the Summer of 2012.

Fiery femcee Iggy Azalea blazed onto the scene with scorching street cut ‘Murda Bizness’.

Thereafter a slew of singles, music videos and festival slots would follow. Yet, consistently lacking was a release date for the project that tied all together – her debut album ‘The New Classic’.

Speaking in a recent interview Down Under, the Australian-bred beauty vented her frustrations about the ever-moving date, going on to reveal that the latest has been pencilled in for…March next year. Kai.

The tea awaits after the jump…

Taking to News.Com.AU, Azalea said:

“The official date? F**ked if I know! It’s done, it’s so depressing to say this but it’s the beginning of March, it’s so far away but I just have to accept that.

It was supposed to be October but obviously I’m going on tour with Beyoncé and they said I’m not allowed to put an album out while I’m on tour because I’ll be trapped in Australia and I won’t be able to do any TV appearances and I thought that’s fair enough, that’s three weeks, and then they said, ‘You can’t put an album out around Christmas time, that’s a bad time’ and I said, ‘What about January?

[They said] ‘Well nobody gets back off holidays and then it’s the Brit Awards, you can’t release an album, it’s terrible for marketing’, which brings me to February. The marketing team gets to control me unfortunately, I don’t get to control that.” {Source}


As unfortunate as the whole episode must be for Iggy and her fans, this is an instance where we actually agree with the label.

Love or loathe it, the music industry is a business. As such, with Azalea’s backers investing their dollars into the numerous singles, videos, and photoshoots she’s released, they’ll naturally be looking for a decent return on spend. They aren’t championing her for the fun of it. Hence, if it takes a lengthier period of time to “set-up” the project then so be it. After all, as much as we appreciate her talent, it’s not as if any of Iggy’s singles have taken the charts by storm enough to suggest that she’ll be able to sell-sell an album at any point this year, much less the late October window she seems to favour.

Of course, waiting FIVE months does carry its own risks. Yet in an era where labels get so much stick for not handling projects correctly, it’s important to spotlight the times they do get it “right”. This being one such time. At least in theory. Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

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  1. NT October 8, 2013

    Neither her or Azelia seem to be able to get there debut off the cutting room floor and into the stores. I love them both but they need to do better, get out there do radio, get on some features ; i’m not personally tired of Nicki but a lot of people are this is the chance for these two , to get the show on the road.

    • GagitaMaraj October 8, 2013

      Azuzu is better. The only thing Iggy had going for her was her look but she is not a grinder. Does she even do as many performances as Azuzu.

      • Azealia’sMiddleParting October 8, 2013

        Excuse me s***, can you spell my fave’s name correctly please.
        You wouldn’t like it if i spelled Applause’s nick name wrong would you.

      • Stop the drama Start the music October 8, 2013

        Top ten tho b****. When will Azealia?

  2. BeyIsKing October 8, 2013

    Uhm, no one is here for that not, anymore.

  3. QueenBeyonce (Worship Ha) October 8, 2013

    Miss thing was too busy taking pictures to notice her career is flopping like an asthmatic fish out of water.

  4. Chic soul October 8, 2013

    I’ll say it. People aren’t feeling Iggy. Her skin color is what makes her “interesting” too bad her flow is weak and her music is…mehhh…. Her image throws a lot of people off. She wants to be this Aussie high fashion rapper but people aren’t latching on. I think she would’ve been more successful if she were a singer. I was rooting for Azealia at one point, but her attitude sucks and most of her flows sounds exactly alike. She ruined her career before it even started.

  5. MadameMarina October 8, 2013

    Shame. These labels were so desperate to replicate Nicki’s success that they signed anybody and everybody and forgot that not everyone is hard working or meant to be a star. I first heard of this girl TWO years ago and nobody can say what she’s really achieved in those two years.

    Nicki did 100s of interviews a month, did countless features, toured, did radio tours for singles she was FEATURED on. All this one does is go to fashion shows and hang out with Rita.

  6. TheArtOfLettingGo October 8, 2013

    This just proves that people don’t gravitate towards Rappers easier if they’re white and makes me feel bad for judging people for liking white rappers. I say that because Iggy is a star on paper but her attitude stinks, her flow is wack and she has no star quality.

    Garbaj may be a lot of things but she is a hard worker and has star power and appeal. Let’s keep it real, Nicki is so respected that people called her a flop when she sold 200k first week when 90% of people don’t even sell half of that. She set the bar so high and the rest just can’t compete.

    • channel_ROMAN October 8, 2013

      It was 253K. A number Rihanna has never seen first week.

  7. SoGone4Monica October 8, 2013

    Serves her right. I’m sorry, but this is a lesson the big wigs need to learn. YOU DON’T SIGN SOMEBODY JUST BECAUSE THEY GOT A FEW YOUTUBE VIEWS.

  8. Barbie Minaj October 8, 2013

    If she was smart she would have followed the Queen’s footsteps and jumped on any song she could get on to build her name up, but she was too busy getting her model on to give a damn I see.

    • MelyB October 9, 2013

      ITA w/ your comment but other artists get up & comers on tracks when they know that we, the people are feeling the newbie. I tried to listen to Iggy’s music but her voice & faux accent are annoying and her flows are weak sauce whereas Nicki is a BEAST both in writing her bars & spitting them.

  9. 1D>>>YourLife October 8, 2013

    Why are they delaying the inevitable. If she can’t even chart in the US with SINGLES why do they think she stands a chance with albums.

  10. jake.ubb October 8, 2013

    Well if there are any female MC’s out there who have the skills and the look, some label better snatch them up and get them out there marketed properly – 2 singles, 2 videos, a couple performances and one or two features, then release the album within six months of coming on the scene. This is how to introduce a new artist, not drag them out over 2 or 3 years before the first album. People don’t really care about Iggy or Ms. Banks, and there is a slot open for a new girl.

  11. Draggin4MrsCarter October 8, 2013

    She’ll be dropped. Just like Rita, she’s entirely not serious about having a real musical career. All they care about are the parties and clothes and the press. How does your first song come out in 2011 but first album come out in 2014. People don’t care now and they won’t care then because she obvs doesn’t care herself.

  12. NaviKissKiss October 8, 2013

    Hmm hmmm. You see what happens when people don’t take their careers seriously. Miss honey got so caught up in the hype she forgot that the fashion tip was supposed to be a side hustle and hot her main gig. Now you’re at a point where you can’t even make to the hot 100 with your 1 dollar singles and you really expect anyone to run to Miss Itunes and buy your 10 dollar albums.

    Nicki GRINDED in the years before her album and that’s why PF slayed most of our faves lives 2bh.

    • Chic soul October 8, 2013

      So you’re a navy who drags for Beyonce? Interesting lmao.

      • RG2 October 8, 2013

        Thats what I said LMAO! I knew some of these people was jumping on two bandwagons.

    • RICHIE_RICH October 8, 2013

      Hmmm somebody forgot to change that email addy……You’ve been clocked boo.

    • Molly October 8, 2013

      Wow ur navikisses smh

    • NO(Halo My Name) October 8, 2013


    • ABC October 8, 2013

      And you people laughed at me when I clocked them in the Elijah Blake post and a certain someone tried to change MY name to cover their asses. Thanks for proving me right DRAGGIN4MRSCARTER, TURNUP4CICI, NAVIKISSKISS, TEENAGEDREAMER, ELIJAHBIJOUX, ICONICIGGY, FENTYSOSNATCHED, OVOBARBIE and your hundred other display names KIIIIIIII

    • VIVAGLAM October 8, 2013

      What kind of careless trolling?

      • FAF October 8, 2013

        OMGGGGG! Bitchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

        Draggin4MissCarter Hey BEW BEW !

        This is why I don’t take TGJ trolls seriously, all we know this is Sam trying to incite stan wars

  13. NaviKissKiss October 8, 2013

    And why did that image appear in my avi.

    • Draggin4MrsCarter October 8, 2013

      You hack my account again b****?

      • FAF October 8, 2013

        Hey girral 😀 😀

  14. RICHIE_RICH October 8, 2013

    The girls are being clocked left and right.

    • BanjeeRiri October 8, 2013

      Unlike Beyonce’s release date.

    • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

      and T*********’s album is never coming out

      😀 😀

      • YeaWhateva October 8, 2013

        Don’t worry about when it will come out, it will go platinum based on statistics! Shut it!

    • ABC October 8, 2013

      I’m glad they finally exposed them damn selves 😆

  15. Draggin4MrsCarter October 8, 2013

    TGJ! Sort out your site! Why does NaviKissKiss have access to my email address.

    • TurntUp4Cici October 8, 2013

      I would like to sit here and drag you but I know you’re not a troll. If you were they would have exposed you by now like they did Cicislaays.

      • FAF October 8, 2013

        But other ppl names show up along with an email

        why would ur email be the same unless u were the same person?

  16. Luxuryzealia October 8, 2013

    Elle eaux Elle.

  17. Beyonce – Queen Of Thieves October 8, 2013

    OK Ok, I have to be fair. Mrs Flopter email addy appeared in my mail section too before I changed it so it might be a glitch.

    • FentySoSnatched October 8, 2013

      It’s so bad. It happens to me all the time but only mine is with Turnt Up 4 Ciflopra.

      • FAF October 8, 2013

        ^ u mad Rihanna has no real fans on TGJ & it was just exposed?

        Ciflopra got mo REAL statistics just like a 3x platinum debut PAW THINGZZZZZZZZZZZ

        Biggest pop star in the world can’t even do 3mil in the US

        How TRAGIC 😆 😆

  18. NO(Halo My Name) October 8, 2013

    B****** be hacking each other and s***!! LOL

    • Touché October 8, 2013


  19. NaviKissKiss October 8, 2013

    @MrsCarter Sweetie, don’t flatter your f****** self. Why would I want to be you. Do you think I want to stan for a lady whose album got pushed back a year?! Don’t get me wrong boo boo. don’t GET me wrong.

  20. XXX October 8, 2013

    I dont believe this is trolling because peoples email adresses show up in my phone aswell, if you wanted to hack then its easy. A mess.

  21. NaviKissKiss October 8, 2013

    I had to change my email address because of this.

  22. Draggin4MrsCarter October 8, 2013

    Just look at this wolf p**** b**** trying to shade me after she hacked me.
    Let me tell you something dear, i’ve been known you were a low down shady s*** since you tried to troll as a Dolly Parton stan in the RTW thread two years ago I’ve BEEN having my beautiful eyes on me.

    F*** the f*** outta here talking about pushed back release dates. Worry about the fact that Rihanna’s vaj has been spread more times than Microsoft Word at a utorrent convention.

    • NaviKissKiss October 8, 2013

      You want to talk about wolf p******? Sister girl, why don’t we talk about your fave not having a number one single since 2008? How about that?

      • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

        YASSSSSSSSSSSSSS @navikisskiss

        READ THIS T********* STAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      • Dirty Laundry October 8, 2013

        Ur so dumb. You just agreed with the same person dragging themself.

      • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

        GET OFF MY D*** YOU GAY PIG……

        i aint gay, if you need some d***, go to the king of f** aka @slutbird

      • Dirty Laundry October 8, 2013

        You are as dumb as they come. Not you telling Navikisskiss to drag and then agreeing they are the same person below. Ultimate death.

    • Lou October 8, 2013


    • ABC October 8, 2013

      Face it you were CLOCKED

      • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013


  23. cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

    i dont mind waiting if the album will be as good as “work”, love that song

    • Ciara (TheFemaleMj) October 8, 2013

      And who gives a damn about what you mind waiting for? Sit down somewhere with your counterfeit ass.

      • RatchetRasheeda October 8, 2013

        Loool! Yaaassss drag ha. *stirspot.

      • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

        you care enough to occupy my reply box



        😀 😀 😀

  24. cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

    lololol at @Draggin4mrscarter and @navikisskiss

    *sits back and watches*

  25. KESHIA CHANTE STAN October 8, 2013

    People forget that there is a lot that goes into marketing a new artist and making sure their music and materials are released at the right time.

    P.s – Can’t wait for Keshia’s album 😉

  26. Dev October 8, 2013

    This girl will be repackaged by March next year. At the moment she is just novelty with weak music that can be dressed nice but. the artist that she want’s to be is the album that is already recorded but i think the record label decided against it for more of a universal pop sound which she will still be recording.
    The length of time to wait is too long

  27. stephy the lambily October 8, 2013


    • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

      LOL at you commenting, i though sam banned you

  28. ABC October 8, 2013

    Other peoples emails do show up sometimes, but this is no coincidence. I clocked this a long time ago but it was only a matter of time before the trolls exposed themselves. Slay Hive, FAF, and musichead(who my email was switched with), where y’all at 😆 Look at the trolls exposing themselves lmaooooo

    • GoodGollyMiley October 8, 2013

      ABC, just stop. We all know you’re mad because we clowned you before now get over it.

      • ABC October 8, 2013

        Yet another RANDOMDISPLAYNAME that I’ve never seen around here. 😆

        Stop trying to DETRACT, troll. You’ve already provided your receipts.

  29. Dirty Laundry October 8, 2013

    Dead at Fake like Lady Gargoyle laughing. We all know you pose as a Ciara stans b****.

    • Touché October 8, 2013

      I know right lol. These trolls just get funnier by the second.

  30. Tisha October 8, 2013

    And still Nicki remains on Forbes#4.

    So many rap chicks were supposed to have destroyed her by now (8 at my last count) and yet all we hear is these women struggling to even come out with an album…or sell that album when they come out with it.

  31. ExcuseMe October 8, 2013

    @ABC Why are you back? You were exposed a troll many moons ago so stop trying to act like we are like you. Everyone knows that other people’s emails pop up in our accounts some times so just stop and accept the fact that we all laughed at you when you were exposed.
    It seems to me that you are an Elijah Blake hater and you are still pressed that you tried to say people were trolling in his threads when the only troll was YOU.

    • ABC October 8, 2013

      Lol hi DRAGGIN4MRSCARTER. I didn’t read any of that s*** because it was irrelevant. YOU are the troll and thanks for exposing yourself 😆

      Btw: SlayHive stated that he saw my display name changed 😆

      • ExcuseMe October 8, 2013

        Just no. I am not bipolar like you. I am Excuse Me and Excuse Me only. You were a troll and TGJ aired you out when they screencapped your ip and spilled the truth tea.

      • ABC October 8, 2013

        Receipts that my IP was screen capped? They don’t delete threads, so I will need those receipts. Exactly, never happened DRAGGIN4MRSCARTER. You were exposed lol , deal baby (Sam).

      • ABC October 8, 2013

        The ONLY person that was clocked was Cici Slays bew. Me and Musichead asked for our IP’s to be capped….but did it happen? *tumbleweeds* 😆 Shady ass site

    • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013


      😀 😀

    • ABC October 8, 2013

      Btw you didn’t use this display name in the Elijah thread, Sam 😆

      Go ahead, change my email again 😆

      You will only end up looking like Boo boo the fool 😆

    • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 8, 2013

      I can’t, #DEAD

  32. Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 8, 2013

    She can delay it all she wants, absolutely no one is buying.

    • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

      i would buy it over basic prism tbh

      • Lovebird (Prism – 10.22.13) October 8, 2013

        You mean you would give someone a blowjob so they can buy it for you.

      • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

        and you will be downloading Basic prism on Zippyshare because you are a broke f** who can’t afford to buy albums.

  33. Tisha October 8, 2013

    Lol, stop calling it ‘hacking’ people. Hacking is when you actually have to do something to get the info. On this busted site all you have to do is try to write a comment, smh.

    If you’re not paying attention you’ll type something up under someone else’s name, at the same time you definitely do have folks under multiple names and folks do claim someone but secretly be dragging them.

  34. CandyWarhol October 8, 2013

    Not ABC making ha unwanted return. #trollolooololoooloolol

    • cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013


    • ABC October 8, 2013

      Not DRAGGIN4MRSCARTERs 40000th display name 😆

  35. cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

    LOL, WTF is going on here 😀

    trolls seem to have hijacked this post 😀

    • Dirty Laundry October 8, 2013

      You included

      • ABC October 8, 2013

        Hello! The biggest troll on this s***.

  36. ABC October 8, 2013

    Who’s display name will mine be switched with this time? Wait too many witnesses in this post. 😆

    You knew(or so you thought) that no one would be in the Elijah thread. 😆

    I never hated on Elijah, I simply CALLEDOUTTHETROLLS 😆

    • QueenCeline October 8, 2013

      You’re obsessed with TGJ.

  37. gio88 October 8, 2013

    what’s the meaning of releasing 3 singles already and releaseing the album in march? this is called Bad management

  38. ABC October 8, 2013

    N-tee-Way….Iggy is trash and no one is here for her. She walks around with her stank attitude as if she’s some sort of A-Lister. She isn’t even on the Z-List.

  39. EveRyder October 8, 2013

    Damn I was hoping this wouldn’t have happened to her and I’m glad she letting it be known that her dumbass label is the cause of her album being delayed. Its bad when u want to do something and u can’t bcuz u have to be told when u can do it. Damn azealia banks ,angel haze,and now iggy albums r complete,but cant be released is a sad situation. These girls r working their asses off by doing tons of festivals and shows in the uk and oversees,but they haven’t really did hardly nothing in the US. Azealia banks had a buzz going and she f**** herself up with all the twitter wars and hurting her chances of featuring with other artists eventho idk for her. I will be waiting to buy iggy and angel hazes albums. I just hope their labels market them better here in the states.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 8, 2013

      No, it’s the fact she’s a flop hun, not the label…..

  40. Loco4Aiko October 8, 2013

    ABC is loco.

    • ABC October 8, 2013


      When are you gonna pull out your VISIONOFMIMI alias?


  41. RG2 October 8, 2013

    Y’all whilin on this post. I don’t think I’ve laughed so hard since Sam exposes Kingstown or whatever his name was. 🙂

    • RG2 October 8, 2013


      • QueenBeyonce (Worship Ha) October 8, 2013

        Lol Kingstown was ABC which is why it was so funny.

      • ABC October 8, 2013

        Receipts, durrling? 🙄

        You b****** say anything.

      • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 8, 2013

        Ooooo! Kingstown was ALSO ABC??? HAhahaha! I can’t with this trolling sh*t!

  42. KissesForKelly October 8, 2013

    Yaaaaaasss ABC better make her dramatic entrance thinking we forgot about her Oscar winning trolling performance. B**** was giving me Black Swan fever with them two personalities she was rocking, SNATCHING all the other trolls for filth when she went buckwild on TGJ for exposing her IP address and multiple personalities.

    • VIVAGLAM October 8, 2013

      Now I know you’re the same person as D4MC. Same writing style, samedisplayname, same receipt-less accusations….PLease, I beg of you. Show me where my IP was exposed. Provide receipts. Do I need to post the link to the Elijah thread where I clocked your teas? 😆

      • KissesForKelly October 8, 2013

        Now who is this stranger b****?

  43. VIVAGLAM October 8, 2013

    Draggingformrscarter was clawked ions ago. Now she’s working overtime to clear her name. What kind of damage control? Iggy sweet heart give up. You had your chance to pop but you’d rather chase behind Rita Ora and the other strugglelites. Well Rita does have an album
    Out, what do you have?

    • KissesForKelly October 8, 2013

      Oop. Better hope that’s not ABC posing as VivaGlam before TGJ clock that ass again.

      • VIVAGLAM October 8, 2013

        I am VIVAGLAM, mad? 😆

  44. AzealiaBankable October 8, 2013

    Loool ABC is back?

    • VIVAGLAM October 8, 2013

      I am…and?

    • BanjeeRiri October 8, 2013

      Yes sistah, and more delusional than evah.

  45. Tamartian #1 October 8, 2013

    Trolls aside (all 100 of y’all in this post)
    Are we going to ignore the fact that no one gives a s*** about Iggy?

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 8, 2013

      LOL!!!! Thats what I’m saying! This b*tch would’ve never gotten more that 12 comments if it weren’t for trolls being exposed! haha!

  46. Molly October 8, 2013

    This site is sad

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 8, 2013


  47. cake like lady gaga October 8, 2013

    The mess that is this post 😀 😀

    I would love to stay and laugh some more at you basic trolls, but I can’t.

    Its past 8pm in my country, I need to sleep because I have an important exam tomorrow.

    #higherEducation #BlackExcellence

    @Slutbird, @Hoesie and @Slay_HIV+ will remain trolling blogs for the rest of their basic lives while the rest of us get an education.

    • Rosie October 8, 2013

      Include yourself in that list of “basic trolling b******.”
      I told you hours ago to keep my name out if your filthy h***** ridden mouth but you still haven’t learned. I stay on your mentally retarded brain even when I don’t post.

  48. Cool kid October 8, 2013


    • JanetXone October 8, 2013

      I feel sorry for you if you actually believe that.

    • OVOBarbie October 8, 2013

      Ok. Like realest of realest of talks, ABC aka Cool Kid is scaring me. You have a personal problem with this site and so you spend all day thinking up different conspiracy theories about them.

      How is it possible that of all the stans on here you picked us to be the trolls. I honestly feel like someone from TGJ did something to hurt you and this is your way at trying to get back at them.

    • ROSEGOLD October 8, 2013

      I don’t know nor do I care if it’s Sam or not, but it’s sooo obvious that it’s the same person. All of the Ciara trolls are the same person too. Cici Slays/Iconic Cici/Ciara is everything/Ciara Female MJ/Xtina Warrior/Xtina Loveee and countless others. It used to be funny, now it’s annoying and brings down the quality of the site.

    • ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 8, 2013

      Hahahaha! *sits back with popcorn*

  49. Rosie October 8, 2013

    Kii @ D*** Like T***** Gargoyle and his obsession with me and Lovebird. B**** we all know you hide behind one of your Z-Squad names when you and your fave get dragged.

  50. rihanna is getting bigger and beyonce is decreasing. October 8, 2013

    She has the same managers as Rita Ora, turn 1st managers. Turn 1st are all about making it seem their girls are stars, everywhere, BUT on the charts. I am not shocked, more like a come up h**; a blonde, uglier kim kardashian, with fake ass trap ATL accent, f****** and sucking n**** – jews too ! ( Dr luke ) . No wonder middle america could not relate to this chick.

    What is the point of going on 106 and park with a push back album? I live in LA, they dont play her on Power 106 or KISS. She shouls attend fashion shows, in the UK with RITA FLOP ORA.

  51. Third Ward Trill (aka quetta) October 8, 2013

    Lmbo..this troll argument is hilarious. But it does happen sometimes. It happened to me and I was new to the site

  52. ROSEGOLD October 8, 2013

    She should just be a professional socialite. Maybe then she’ll get a reality show or shoe line with Just Fab.

  53. Touché October 8, 2013

    lmao! This site is just a mess. Sam is just sitting back having a laugh.

  54. ENOUGH ONIKA (KMART QUEEN) October 8, 2013

    DEAD at this Iggy post getting over 20 comments due to a troll being exposed! Lol!! But I believe @Draggin4Mscarter, sh*t happens all the time if your not paying attention..

  55. How Many Drinks (Miguels Wifey) October 8, 2013


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