Iggy Azalea is finally opening up about the mental health retreat that got her back on her feet.
Last year, the “Sally Walker” rapper revealed that her management team staged an intervention and suggested she seek professional help so she could jump back into her music career better than ever.
After resisting, she gave in and attended a facility in Arizona.
“They just didn’t want me to f–k up my own life, basically,” Azalea said in an interview with Cosmopolitan.
The 29-year-old artist spent two weeks opening up to a therapist, talking about everything from her childhood to control issues to resisting criticism, like “not being able to separate well-intended criticism from trolling.”
She also explored the difficulties of launching into the public eye so quickly at such a young age.
“The whole thing was very overwhelming,” she said. “You’re suddenly mega f–king famous within a few months.”
Azalea said that ultimately when it came down to it, she was emotionally exhausted and needed that time to reflect and recuperate.
“I just couldn’t get out of functioning at this insanity level,” she said. “Where you’re like, Whoa, hold on, don’t operate the vehicle.”
Her breakthrough came when she realized that she had to stop trying to defend herself against every critic that challenged her.
“You want to be right so bad because you feel like you’re justified, your emotions are so real,” she said. “It’s hard to say, ‘Okay, I handled that in a bad way.’”
But now her Twitter war days are over.
Fresh off dropping her second studio album, “In my Defense,” Iggy has moved from LA to Atlanta to live her boyfriend Playboi Carti.
While she doesn’t have plans to tie the knot with the rapper, she plans to have a future with Playboi and hopes to one day be a mom.
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