Iggy Azalea is continuing to make successful strides despite haters and a few setbacks. For her latest move, Azalea is set to replace Dannii Minogue as a judge on The X Factor Australia.
“I really didn’t picture myself being a judge on any kind of television show but I think that actually this could be a good fit for me, so I said yes,” she said on Good Morning America. “Initially I didn’t know but then I thought it would be good to come back to Australia and have an opportunity to spend some time there and obviously to see my family, who live in Sydney. So I think it will be a good situation for multiple reasons. I’m really excited and I don’t really know what to expect.”
Azalea has had a rough year. After failing to make a splash as big as “Fancy” with her newest single, “Azillion” Azalea’s fiance and NBA baller, Nick Young, admitted to cheating on her multiple times in a secret video recorded by his teammate. She was also hit with a $1.5 million lawsuit by Grammy-winning producer, Jon Jon Traxx, as well as a $391,000 tax lien. Not to mention, she was stung by the BeyHive when she attempted to start a movement against the term “becky” after its use in Beyonce’s song, “Sorry.”
But the 26-year-old is pushing on. Her forthcoming album, Digital Distortion, is already getting some play with her lead single, “Team.” The follow-up to 2014’s The New Classic, which will also feature a love song to Young, is slated to be released this summer.