(AllHipHop News) Iggy Azalea joins the house that Russell Simmons and Rick Rubin – Def Jam.
The Australian-bred rapper made the announcement from Twitter and expressed her jubilation at the news. Soon, she released an official statement with David Massey, president of Island Records.
“We are beyond proud and excited to welcome Iggy to the Island Def Jam family. Iggy has created a massive buzz and rightfully so: she’s incredibly talented, she’s focused, driven, and has great creative tastes and instincts. She is nothing short of an international star, and the team here – including Steve Bartels, Chris Anokute, Karen Kwak, our chairman Barry Weiss and myself – are thrilled she’s chosen Island Records as her U.S. home.”
“I am elated to be a part of the Island Def Jam family! After speaking in depth with David, Steve and Chris, it became clear that Island Records was attuned to the type of artist I am. They are a great addition to my UK team. Along with T.I. and the Grand Hustle family, I couldn’t have asked for a more understanding and aspirational group of people to work with.“
Iggy has consistently been the object of much news and gossip, most recently that she was Kanye West’s new love interest. She has denied those allegations.
She also dismissed that there was any friction with her and T.I., but did seem to suggest strongly that there were no more contractual ties to the Hustle Gang General.
Iggy was signed to Interscope in 2012, but quickly moved on.