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Iggy Azalea Reflects on Twitter Feuds & Reveals Which Pop Stars Support Her Through Hard Times

Iggy Azalea Reflects on Twitter Feuds & Reveals Which Pop Stars Support Her Through Hard Times

Iggy Azalea opens up about fame and her career in the latest issue of Billboard, out now.

Here’s what the 27-year-old rapper had to say:

On Twitter feuds: “It’s hard to separate trolling from legitimate criticism. When you get thrown into the deep end, you have a natural inclination as a human to defend your character. There were times, in retrospect, where I was way too defensive…where there was so much coming from every direction that I just didn’t have the ability to pick through what was valid and what wasn’t. I just felt like, ugh, I’m walling off everything.”

On going to Arizona last year for a two week “mental retreat” that included intensive therapy and focused on anger issues: “I’ve never really sat down and had an honest conversation with professional people. 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. So it was really useful — I’m glad that I went.”

On the artists that have been there for her during her struggles: “If I’m being honest, the only people who have been there for me are Quavo, Kesha and Demi [Lovato]. And everyone else has pretty much acted like I don’t exist…People like Charli [XCX], I’ll see them in passing and say hi, there’s no bad blood about that. But there definitely have been some people that I feel like, ‘Okay, wow, you’re really gonna completely disassociate because of other people’s perceptions?’”

On her comeback: “I’m not on top anymore, honey…I’m still here, cleaning up the mess now. At least now, though, I have some perspective on it. And I will say that’s good, because it’s hard to resolve things with anything when you’re still in the thick of it.”

For more from Iggy, head to Billboard.com.

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