Iggy Azalea Admits Her Haters Made Her Want To Commit Suicide: "There Were Times When I Wanted To Quit Life" (Video)

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It's almost impossible to last in the rap game without having really thick skin. Trolls, haters, critics and other artists who might be looking to take your spot can be venomous via comments on social networking sites, diss songs or in the media.

In 2011, Iggy Azalea, was just starting to gain some attention. She wasn't close to becoming mainstream at the time, but the song "Pu$$y" off of her "Ignorant Art" mixtape showed that she had potential.

In 2012, the Australian rapper became the first female to be named to XXL's Freshman Class. Just like that she became embroiled in a Twitter beef with Harlem rapper Azealia Banks.

Banks tweeted that Azalea didn't deserve the spot and criticized her for what she considered to be racist lyrics.

"Tire marks, tire marks, finish line with the fire marks / When the relay starts I’m a runaway slave-master," Azalea rapped on the 2011 song, "D.R.U.G.S."

When 2014 rolled around Azalea's career took off with the help of the smash hit single "Fancy" off of her debut album, "The New Classic."

The success brought her millions of new fans and also a legion of critics. Some wondered if she was a "culture vulture" that got an easy ride to the top because of her skin color.

Azalea now admits that the negativity ate away at her. In a new interview with Power 106's "The Cruz Show," she admits to contemplating suicide.

"There were so many times I was like, 'That's the lowest [point].' Then it was like 'No, no, we're going a little lower.'" Azalea said. "Then I was like 'Oh, it's over.' And then it was like Erykah Badu [comments] at Soul Train like, 'Nah, syke ... still there!' And I was like 'Oh, it's still a thing! Why? Why is it even still a thing? I haven't released music for a year ... it's still a thing.' I don't know when the lowest was. There were times when I wanted to quit life ... the whole thing, really. Sometimes I would drive through the canyons to get to my horses and I'd be like, 'What if I just kept driving off the canyon?' Sometimes I would feel like that. It wasn't the comments. People made it seem ... and it's like people in the industry that I work with too were like, 'This is it for your career now, so what are you gonna do?' I live in this country on a work visa and if I don't have a job that means I go home. And my whole life is here.

That's like a lot for someone to deal with," she continued. "I spent a decade living in America. For somebody to come, when I didn't feel like I did anything to be deserving of that much hate. To be like, 'OK we're taking everything from you.' What you do, your friends, everything could be totally gone, that's a lot. And it can make a person feel like 'Well, what do I have left to live for?'"

Azalea credits her fiance, Nick Young, with helping her make it through the rough moments.


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Comment by MR TOP NOTCH on March 20, 2016 at 11:37pm
Day f*** up with her face she don't look good no more
Comment by MR TOP NOTCH on March 20, 2016 at 11:36pm
SMP gone full retard again
Comment by KING CHEDDAR on March 20, 2016 at 8:15am
Comment by SMP on March 19, 2016 at 5:58pm
wassup with these weak a-ss white bit-ches saying they wanna suicide when they get exposed basically? this American-wannabe fake a-ss wi-gga hoe is WACK lol
Comment by Bijou BAKSON on March 19, 2016 at 3:53pm
I like her, like her beginning in the game. She did benefit from being white of course! What do you expect? It's a white world... Just Look at how many views she gets. But as a person she's alright. The only thing that put me off is the surgeries -- she didn't need any.
Comment by YK on March 19, 2016 at 1:34pm
all the hate wouldn't even matter if she was good at rapping...but I know teenage girls that would rap circles around her
Comment by Loudakris on March 19, 2016 at 10:23am
No mention of how T.I. dropped his support for her.
Comment by dredai on March 19, 2016 at 4:18am
Fame. Sometimes the curse is heavier than the gift.
Comment by MASTER on March 19, 2016 at 12:48am
She's on a serious promo run. Watch her album full of features move units. Her face looks tight like vice grips
Comment by DAtBoyJEms on March 19, 2016 at 12:06am
Cause im a savage/this gon leave u sad b****/don't be suicidal like your friend/here's a casket..#Nobodycares #B$B #TROyAve



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