The IRS is after Iggy. Following her performance at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday (Apr. 3), reports surfaced regarding the Australian rapper’s tax issues.
According to TMZ, Iggy has been hit with a lien of $391,056.55 in unpaid income taxes from 2014. That was a banner year for Azalea with the release of her debut album The New Classic and its re-release, Reclassified.
While the news made headlines, the “Team” hitmaker took to Twitter to set the record straight.
“they exaggerate everything,” she told a fan. “the IRS gave the option to pay them monthly or lump sum. i picked monthly, who wouldnt? but its funny to me because made the deal like 2 months ago but they are trying to make it into something now because…they were hoping some more nick mess would happen and now that it hasnt and its getting boring they need 2 create something else.”
The “Nick mess” she’s referring to are rumors about her pending marriage to NBA star Nick Young. His L.A. Lakers teammate D’Angelo Russell recorded him saying that he’s been unfaithful to Azalea in a recently leaked video.
Iggy says the media is using these stories to make her life look like a “soap opera” or “#IggyNovela.”
Azalea’s sophomore album Digital Distortion is set to drop this summer.