'I'm still cleaning up the mess now': Iggy Azalea reveals she received professional help for mental health issues at a 'retreat' after her management staged an intervention
She has suffered a rocky four years plagued by celebrity feuds, claims of cultural appropriation, relationship breakdowns, cancelled tours and musical flops.
And Iggy Azalea has revealed she sought professional help for mental health issues at the end of 2017 due to the strain of the last few years.
The Fancy hitmaker, 27, admitted her management became so worried about her that they staged an intervention and sent her on a two-week 'mental retreat' in Arizona.
'I'm still cleaning up the mess now': Iggy Azalea has revealed she got professional help for mental health issues at a 'retreat' after her management staged an intervention
'They were like 'We need you to go and speak to these people and make sure that you're mentally prepared to come out with new music',' she told Billboard on Friday.
'I didn't want to go there - I didn't like the idea of being sent away somewhere'.
The Australian rapper confessed she was initially 'p***ed' at being sent away, but soon found it a relief to have an 'honest conversation' with a professional.
'It was good to say something to somebody who could give me the tools and information on how to make my life manageable when I'm feeling those things,' she revealed.
Troubled times: The Fancy hitmaker, 27, admitted pals sent her on a two-week 'mental retreat' in Arizona
The Australian rapper confessed she was initially 'pissed' at being sent away, but soon found it a relief to have an 'honest conversation' with a professional
The Black Widow hitmaker explained that she had to confront a number of issues that have hounded her since she burst onto the music scene in 2014.
These have included learning to cope with a slew of musical disappointments like her cancelled 2015 tour, a dumped second album, Twitter wars with her own record label and a string of flopped singles.
She was also left strained by the public demise of her engagement with rapper Nick Young in 2016.
But perhaps most importantly, she had to confront accusations from other musicians like Snoop Dogg and Azalea Banks of cultural appropriation.
Banks was a vociferous critic when the 27-year-old Azalea found overwhelming commercial success with her debut album, The New Classic, in 2014.
Backlash: She had to confront accusations from other musicians like Snoop Dogg and Azalea Banks (R) of cultural appropriation - after causing a stir by rapping in the dialect of an African American from the southern United States, despite being white and speaking in an Australian accent off-stage
Azalea caused a stir by rapping in the dialect of an African American from the southern United States, despite being white and speaking in an Australian accent off-stage.
Banks, who is African American, accused Azalea - whom she mocked as 'Igloo Australia' - of profiting through racial appropriation in a series of Twitter posts that became increasingly heated.
Perhaps referring to her social media beef, Azalea admitted she has 'so many regrets' and has 'slid down the mountain' a bit.
But remaining positive ahead of her musical comeback, she reiterated that she's still here 'cleaning up the mess' and accepted that she's 'not on top anymore'.
It's over: She was also left strained by the public demise of her engagement with rapper Nick Young in 2016
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