Iggy Azalea on Failed Comeback Album: ‘I Feel Defeated’

Published: Wednesday 31st Jul 2019 by Rashad

A return to prominence is proving itself elusive (to say the least) for Rap star Iggy Azalea.

Surviving ridicule from some of the genre’s biggest names, label drama, and a highly publicized breakup from basketballer/former fiance Nick Young, the Grammy-nominated diva not only soldiered through to deliver bop after bop from her long-awaited sophomore album, ‘In My Defense’ (see:  ‘Sally Walker,’ ‘Started,’ F*** It Up,’ and more), but did so as an independent artist.

Despite her unwavering fight, the project – released July 19 – had to battle chart titans in the form of Ed Sheeran and Beyonce‘s respective efforts (and other top-sellers).  The result?  It debuted at #50 on the Billboard 200 to the tune of a reported 8,000 units SPS shifted.

Remembering how its predecessor, 2014’s ‘The New Classic,’ debuted at #3 on the same chart, Azalea took to Twitter to share her disappointment with the new LP’s figures.  Read her statement inside:

Earlier this week, the ‘Fancy’ hitmaker took to Twitter to share:

 

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While Azalea’s openness on social media has often worked to her detriment, it’s admittedly refreshing for a celebrity to be so willing to share how they feel about commercial failure.  It’s humanizing and endearing in many ways. We can only hope Iggy finds solace in knowing a) she is easily one of the most consistent Rap acts (male or female) in the game – especially from a visual front and b) her offerings are qualitative.  There is clear effort and thought that go into her productions, despite the odds, and few can boast a catalog as impressive as hers, dating back to work that preceded her first megahit, ‘Fancy.’

Fans of the rapstress needn’t worry about her vulnerable tweets, however.  Before ‘Defense’s release, she’d already confirmed she’s plotting concepts for her next album and hopes to see it in stores before this time next year.

Keep your head up Iggy Iggz!

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  1. Jay Jay July 31, 2019

    Girl you did the best you can. Album was a bop!

    • Joseph Malone July 31, 2019

      She really did

  2. Jasmine July 31, 2019

    Actually these numbers are not bad for her. Her fans are loyal. I just wish she was more humble! Hopefully this flop will take away some of her inflated ego!

    • Jay August 1, 2019

      She’s definitely humble! Wtf are u talking about

      • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 1, 2019

        #Jay just ignore him he’s always trying to stay relevant with his bs and racist views on white people because he is from the Middle East / South Asia.

      • Jasmine August 1, 2019

        If I was a man I would r.ape the sh.it out of u troll just to shut u up. U wouldn’t be able to walk again when I’m done beating down ur dry crusty walls. Why are u still stalking my comments?

      • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 1, 2019

        Spoken like a true Arab trashy, we all know you are the IS|s lady boy who is used for a c** dumper. You must fantasise about having good s** with me but it would never happen TROLLmine.

      • Jasmine August 1, 2019

        Yeah right anyone that relentlessly and desperately tries to communicate with someone who wants nothing to do with nonstop for OVER 2 YEARS is infatuated with them. You want me. You want to be me. You wish you had my life. I tell you all the time to get lost yet you are still talking to me and talking about me UNPROVOKED. It is time for you to start LIVING your life dear! Put you big boy pants on and go find you a mate dude! You are wasting your years away harassing me instead of finding happiness. For once, take my advice. I mean you know harm with this advice. When you get your happiness you will think back on how silly and small-minded you were to be obsessing over and bullying over someone daily who simply does not share your opinions. It is the weekend. Your homework assignment 📚 is to go on 5 dates. I want a status update Tuesday morning! Take Care.

      • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 1, 2019

        TRASHmine you are far from a victim, you comments are bullying celebrities and even people on here.
        I always stand up to bullies that’s why I will always Stan up to you ho€, now hurry up and kill your self slowly.

      • Jasmine August 1, 2019

        Little boy you are still being small-minded and simple. Just because you THINK my comments equate to bullying does not mean I am a bully. 98% of the sh.it I write is pure sarcasm, meaning it is a joke. You take things too seriously. Now get to work on your homework assignment. I expect to hear good news on a Tuesday about how you turned somebody out and out it on them. Your final exam of ‘Jasmine’s Life Skills 101’ is to be in a relationship by the end of the semester. I have high expectations and I am confident you have the skills to achieve happiness and leave meaningless arguments behind you. It is not your job to come for me, bully me, correct me, or be obsessed with you. I will help you achieve the mental power to move on because I am a kind person. You will thank me later when you are finally happy in life.

      • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 2, 2019

        You are from Pakistan you will never be able to make me do anything you nasty classless lady boy. I’ll pray for you 🙏🏿

      • Jasmine August 2, 2019

        Pakistan? Lol. That poor ass country is NOT where I’m from. I agree with the other commenter below. You are a stone ‘LUNATIC’. You are anti-fun, anti-realistic, anti-laid-back, a time-intelligent, anti-mature, anti-EVERYTHING normal people do. You spend your days obsessing over ‘Jasmine’ aka somebody you have never met and never will meet all because she innocently / unintentionally offended you. Grow the f.uck up! You cannot control adults. I have indeed extended olive branches to you like on this post yet everytime you are too small-minded to even see it. Keep on pretending to be ‘Jasmine’. Just stop talking to me after this! I’ll leave you with some kind quote (all of which I know goes straight over your head):

        – Imitation is a form of flattery.

        – ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ ~ The Shining (Jack Nickelson)

        – ‘The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.’ ~ Audrey Hepburn

        – ‘Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like no one is watching.’ ~ Randall Leighton

        ‘Live. Love. Give. Cherish. If u ain’t happy u need to get happy! Get busy LIVING or get busy DYING!’ – Jasmine

      • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 2, 2019

        Well your not a strong black woman like myself so your obviously a Arab/Chinese lady boy, ever way yuck 🤢🧕🏽

  3. Lex July 31, 2019

    I want her to win… She’s talented and her album was a BOP

    • Kalorie July 31, 2019

      Right! Her album was way better than many albums being released. Her bops have been better than nicki and Cardi have produced as of late.

  4. truthtea July 31, 2019

    She should’ve checked her nasty a$$ attitude at the door when she first started getting cocky with Fancy! Too much bark from her, not enough bite!

    • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 1, 2019

      #truthtea gurl really how so, please elaborate.

  5. K_man July 31, 2019

    Why was she trying to be the female Tyga. gurl your best records where when you were coming out the trap. Go back to that! Make records like “Change Your Life” where it’s rap but can move over to pop music!

  6. Why Tho…. July 31, 2019

    Chile stop it with the thought of Beyoncé’s album being a Titan. That garbage is out of the Top 20 already after 1 weeknight the top 10. This blogs obsession with her is really disturbing.

    • The lunatics (@??? @smh and @jasmine the real August 1, 2019

      Your obsession with commenting on her is

      • iamdiego August 1, 2019

        lol

  7. NickiMinajisCancelled July 31, 2019

    Her RESILIENCE is so beautiful ♥️

  8. Ace July 31, 2019

    The album is fire and for independent now i think its decent.clearly shes black balled for not continuing duos.a great body of work.still tour and promote .

  9. Xoxo Gossip Girl July 31, 2019

    She is persistent and delivers bops and visuals! who care about charts!!! i would love to have the following she has. a group of people that support my music and sell out my shows! that’s what its all about…the love….not charts and numbers. especially being independent https://youtu.be/oMp58oVociw

  10. C July 31, 2019

    Keep fighting Iggy!!

  11. Tahtahme July 31, 2019

    Oh well Iggy, shouldn’t have called yourself the runaway slave mastwe and Chief of the Indians. Hope you continue to fail.

    • Black Jasmine, The REAL Princess Jasmine Okurrr. August 1, 2019

      Is that you in the avatar..? Yuck 🤢 you truly are ugly inside and out.

      • Rihanna the King!! August 2, 2019

        You don’t have a pic you f.aggot how dare you call her ugly you pressed b**** and she is pretty

  12. Rico July 31, 2019

    Iggy albums is a bop

  13. Kl August 1, 2019

    Huh? Consistent rap acts? What kind of drugs are you on and where can I go to get them? Lol. She is and always will be trash and an appropriator of a culture she can’t win in. Even with a beautiful body. I wish sites like this would stop commenting on rap / hip hop music overall. It’s obvious how little you know about the inner workings of hip hop culture

    • Gio88 August 1, 2019

      She is doing her thing and her own music you like it or not, there are plenty of White male rappers who do rap hip hop or use different accent, why just her is appropriating black culture?

    • Gio88 August 1, 2019

      She is clearly a different kind of rap , more pop expecially in the hooks vi this doesn’t mean her music is trash ahaha

  14. RihannaIsMadonna August 1, 2019

    IMD is a mood, a bop, a body of work you don’t skip a track keep pushing Mami🙌🙌🙌🙌

  15. Gio88 August 1, 2019

    Guys she indie, she hasn’t radio or spotify support, she hasn’t promoted her album except on social media what Fod you expect? What she has to do now is continuing to release album after album and visuals after visuals, and collaborate with other artists

    • Supporter August 1, 2019

      Actually she has been promoting the album. Shes been doing pop up concerts in different towns in support of the album. Shes done 4 shows since the album release. She has a show tomorrow in San Francisco

      • Gio88 August 1, 2019

        Yes but it’s not national or worldwide promotion, basically just fans knew about the album release( and went to those shows) , there is a reason why artists perform at tv shows when their album is Released or pay to have their songs played at radios

  16. Tyty August 1, 2019

    It’s probably a lot to do with being blackballed. If she could just capture an audience that or corner a lane for herself that’s obviously distinct she can be successful. She should probably just stick to releasing singles and eps for now and hold off on another album.

  17. Liam August 1, 2019

    For an indie artist she did pretty decent to me and I thoroughly enjoyed the album from beginning to end 🔥

  18. Lil nas tee aws August 1, 2019

    Just goes to show what happens when payola not on your side.

  19. xaviers close August 1, 2019

    THE ALBUM IS GOOD HOW IS IT A FAILURE. NO ONE KNEW IT CAME OUT OUTSIDE OF HER FANBASE

    • iamdiego August 1, 2019

      thats wat im saying.

  20. Cory August 1, 2019

    #50 isn’t that bad… I honestly didn’t think she would even chart being an indie act now.

    If I can remember Ciara didn’t even crack top 80 and she had MAJOR promo including awards show.

    • Andres August 1, 2019

      But yet ciara got level up platinum that is a platinum single from her album beauty marks and will tour to promote her album. I do not know why you have to bring other artists down to make her feel better.

  21. Grapefruit3 August 1, 2019

    Top 50 is not bad at all! Considering the whole album sounds like one long bad song. Even Bhad Babie has better songs, and that’s saying something.

  22. ??? August 1, 2019

    lmaoooooo good for her trash ass, idiot let that #retardigang gas her head up to thinking she can beat Queen Nicki lmfaooooooooooooo

  23. iamdiego August 1, 2019

    why dont these artist try to push the albums? all she needs is a song or 2 from to catch on to the GP and the album could pick up. how is she already working on the next one when she has not put in the effort to push the LP post its release? she should stop worrying about these charts. if anythng it should be less pressure debuting under the radar (plus she’s independent). you get to push every song as if its new because nobody knows about them. look at boo’d up and truth hurts. these songs are old af but the GP caught on late. if she has good music on the album she should give it time and let it speak for itself.

    • Rico August 1, 2019

      Yes I totally agree.
      This is where her hunger comes in at, she needs to prove not only to herself but to the haters she ain’t going anywhere. She released independently and. Did everything on her own. Now give a label now tries to sign her seeing she is still marketable. All she needs is a little push with a machine to really compete. But as of now she has a lane and she is doing fine Imo. Tour and make your money to fund eat project

  24. byisi August 1, 2019

    Since when is debuting at #50 a good thing? Maybe for a new artist with no buzz, but for an already established artist it’s dismal. Especially not even being a full decade into her career.I don’t take Iggy Azalea fans serious in the first place. Literally the only people who think she makes good music, don’t even listen to rap. TGJ continues to show they only know R&B and Pop. Twinks, white girls who think they are edgy, and oreos aren’t enough to sustain a career. The truth of the matter is, Iggy was nothing more than an industry plant, meant to dethrone Nicki Minaj. She failed, they moved on and Cardi is the new rap it girl. This is karma for her being nothing more than a culture vulture. The fact that she only got 8K streams equivalents! There are soundcloud rappers pulling in bigger numbers 😂😂😂 Somewhere Peppa the pig is laughing too!

  25. High Price August 1, 2019

    She needs to go on a tour. Like a nationwide tour. Hit up the BIG cities! Move around. This generation gravitates more towards visuals and knowing a person’s personality obviously. So go on tour! Hit up some t.v shows! Co host a bit. Hit up The Breakfast club and other radio shows to promote your singles. She really hasn’t done that type of promo tbh.. she comes out with videos and expect it to stick and you have to do more than that nowadays. Late night show’s aren’t gonna cut it alone either..

  26. PinotNoir August 1, 2019

    Hope she won’t have to sleep with someone to pay for those high end vids. 😣

  27. Ropeburn August 3, 2019

    Where she gettin all this money for studio time if she keeps flopping?! Them “Fancy” royalties can’t be that damn long.

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