In 2016, Iggy Azalea spoke out on LA’s the Cruz Show and said she thought about suicide due to the media backlash and hate she experienced during her career. Now worried fans are concerned Iggy may be revisiting a dark time. Azalea was performing in Rio de Janerio when an unidentified backup dancer fell to the floor. Azalea released a statement saying she believed the dancer had twisted or broken her ankle. Azalea chose to keep performing while a medic was on the way. That decision caused many angry fans to unleash their wrath upon Azalea.
Iggy Azalea has released a statement of apology, but also some troubling words that many are concerned could be a signal for help. In an Instagram story, Iggy Azalea wrote the following.
“Sometimes, I really feel exhausted by the world, it feels like anything I do becomes an opportunity for people to tell me why I’m [email protected]#%, why my music sucks, my clothes are ugly, why I’m ugly, or why I’m a horrible person. I’m worn down. The last four years are just me existing in a world where I can do nothing right & it’s hard not to feel like “what’s the point” and keep motivated. Everyone is just trying to make it through their day. Could we be a little kinder to each other? Seeing how much people enjoy being awful to one another is depressing.”
The post has many fans extremely worried that Iggy Azalea is sinking back to a very dark place. They are speaking out on social media and asking people to leave her alone in regards to the dancer’s seizure.
Iggy Azalea via Instagram:
THAT‘S SAD GUYS! ?☹️ pic.twitter.com/yWQAivj0a2
— IGGY AZALEA DATA (@IggyData) December 28, 2018
Iggy Azalea — I Had Suicidal Thoughts (VIDEO) https://t.co/EbkyHHCV4V
— TMZ (@TMZ) March 21, 2016
Once fans saw the Instagram story and the troubling words, many people changed their attitudes. Instead of slamming Azalea for the incident, they began to offer support and asked other fans to let others know the backlash was too much for Iggy Azalea to deal with.
The story went viral and Iggy Azalea, as well as the video showing the backup dancer having the seizure. Though the dancer’s name hasn’t been made public, Azalea issued an official statement saying she had recovered and was fine.
What do you think of the backlash? Should fans take Iggy Azalea’s words as a warning sign?