Music kept Iggy Azalea going after split with NBA star Nick Young


Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea

Rapper Iggy Azalea said she wrote "aggressively confident" music after her engagement to NBA star Nick Young broke last year.

"When I started (writing), I think things were very lovey-dovey, and I was engaged and about to get married and in that head space," Azalea told about the inspiration behind the songs on her upcoming project "Digital Distortion".

"I had a lot of changes and a break-up and was sort of like, 'Wow, okay. Now I'm a single woman in my mid-20s and I want to talk about other stuff now!'"

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Her new single "Switch" - along with several other songs on the album — were written right after she and Young called it quits.

"It wasn't that I was sad or feeling down in the dumps or feeling like I wanted to write heartbreak ballads," she said. "I was kind of excited about all of the things that I could do now, and I just really wanted to talk about that on my album."

She has a "good balance of aggressively confident, 'Sc**w you, I believe in me!'" songs on the album, as well as "sexy jams that you want to play with your girlfriends," she said.

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