Friday, Jan 27, 2012 1:44PM
Australian hip-hop newcomer Iggy Azalea has decided to opt out of inking a deal with Def Jam and is now rolling with Interscope Records to put out her debut album this summer.
Breaking the news via Twitter, Iggy revealed her new label home and just how close she will be to Interscope Records CEO Jimmy Iovine.
“Interscope, if you were wondering.,” she tweeted January 27th.
“Get used to me + jimmy smashing sh*t, cause thats the plan. ^.^”
“Album in june entitled ‘f*ck your life’ nah…. not realllyyyy its called ‘The New Classic’” (Iggy Azalea’s Twitter)
Speculation on Iggy’s Def Jam deal hit the Internet around mid-January.
Iggy Azalea has been buzzing since she released her Ignorant Art mixtape, and its accompanying videos, and now it looks like the 21-year-old, Australia-born rapper might be close to inking a new deal with Def Jam. Iggy met with the Def Jam team, including Rihanna, in Los Angeles this week and all parties seemed to be pleased with the results. (RapFix)
A Def Jam music executive also hinted at something stirring up between the label and Iggy.
When we first heard of Iggy Azalea, we had the suspicion that she’d blow up quickly. Since then, it has become increasingly clear that the Australian born rapper has too much flare to remain unsigned for long. It looks like the doors are opening up and Iggy is feeling out her options. A tweet from the Bu Thiam, music executive at Def Jam, confirms that Iggy has been in talks with the legendary label. “Just spoke to the homie @IGGYAZALEA and all ima say is #History” (Complex)
Outside of music, Iggy recently confirmed her romance with Harlem rapper A$ AP Rocky.
“Ugh, it’s hard to say without getting myself in trouble. [Laughs],” she said when asked about the tat. “I don’t know how to put it. It’s like… I… I don’t know… I love him and that’s all there is to it. We have our own thing going on and I’m not the only one that [got the tattoos]. I’ll tell you that. [Laughs] I’m just the only one with it on my fingers! [Do I love the movement or Rocky?] It’s not the movement. I’ll tell you that. [Am I single?] I’d have to say that I’m taken.” (VIBE)
Check out Iggy Azalea’s “The Last Song” below:
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