Iggy Azalea Says Instagram Is a Way to Escape Anxiety and Depression
Much like the next social media influencer or brand ambassador, Iggy Azalea is using her Instagram to help express her creative side. Her recent photos on Instagram have accentuated her feminine features, and have been labeled “racy” and “nude.”
In a thread of tweets, Azalea explains the reason for the influx of photos, and the real reason why she’s been posting them. She begins her semi-harangue by exclaiming how she tries to stay free from thoughts of abjection, and also states how she doesn’t have a say so when her project is actually released. She says,
Say what you want about me posting pictures on instagram but honestly, it gives me something else creative i can focus on – when sometimes im in a dark place or i feel stagnant. Most days i want my project to drop, yesterday! but i dont get to make those choices.
She goes on to express how this new form of creative expression is helping her mind stay active and her creative juices flowing,
and maybe its silly, but it really has been helping me lately to feel more postive and just keep my mind in a creative space constantly thinking of new visual things and color palates. Im really glad ive got something i can do without needing permission.
Azalea insists she is still in love with the music and appreciates the backing her fans have given her,
because if it were up to me id be releasing songs at the same rate i post pictures. I really care about music and all creative things in my life genuinely. i put my heart into it and i just want to say: thanks for supporting me in anyway genuinely. im grateful.
im getting to the point now where i start to try to foresee the outcome of whats about to happen (an impossible thing to do) and i really spend 80% of my day just in my head thinking of what to visually do to execute at a high level.
She also sheds light on how she’s battled with depression and anxiety by being in the industry,
Its not easy when you are fundamentally someone who struggles with depression and anxiety but im hopefull still everytime that maybe, eventually things will change. please know im doing everything i can. i really care, for you guys. and i love your messages you send me. thanks.
Azalea is expected to release new music on July 6th.