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Iggy Azalea Joins the ‘Retirement Train’ Following Selena Gomez, Britney Announcements

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Following Selena Gomez and Britney Spears announcing they are focusing on other endeavors over their music careers—Iggy Azalea has done the same.

The singer took to Twitter to announce that she hasn’t been “bullied away from music,” but rather that she finds design and creative direction more her speed. “I’ve always been someone who finds my joy in being creative & seeing my ideas come to life. For a long time I used music to deliver my big crazy ideas to the world.”

“What I’ve known for a long time is that I feel more passionately about design and creative direction that I do about song writing,” she continues. “To many of you that’s no shock to read. It shows in my work. Haha! Jokes aside, I do spend a lot more time on that part of things, because I’m most confident at that.”

“That’s why I want to let you know that I’m not going to finish my album. It’s been paused for a few months while I was giving direction for a different project & in truth I just haven’t felt the urge to go back to it. I feel really happy & passionate in my day to day life when my minds focused on that and so I want to stick to what’s undeniably best for me.”

“I know for some fans this probably makes you feel a little deflated, I’m sorry to let you down. But it’s more important I don’t let myself down. I hope you’ll understand,” she concludes. The move from Iggy comes after both Selena Gomez and Britney Spears announced they were not focusing on their music careers any longer. Selena Gomez flirting with quitting in 2021 before backtracking, but in 2024 she says she’d rather focus on her acting career.

Meanwhile, Britney Spears took to Instagram to clarify that she has no plans to return to the music industry now that her conservatorship has dissolved. “Just so we’re clear most of the news is trash!” Spears told her fans who follow her. “They keep saying I’m turning to random people to do a new album—I will never return to the music industry! When I write, I write for fun or I write for other people.”

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