By Sowmya Krishnamurthy
Iggy Azalea has inked a new record deal with Island Records, part of the Island Def Jam family.
"I am elated to be a part of the Island Def Jam family!” the "Work" rapper shared. “...Island Records was attuned to the type of artist I am...I couldn't have asked for a more understanding and aspirational group of people to work with."
Last year, Iggy signed with Interscope Records and T.I.'s Grand Hustle label. Interscope honcho Jimmy Iovine dubbed the Australian model and former XXL Freshman as the "next Tupac" while T.I. was slated to executive produce her debut, then titled The New Classic. "Tip reached out just to meet me, to say hello, and I found a position for him, conveniently, where he could be used," Azalea explained then. "And he was down with it; that's the truth."
Iggy assured fans that she was still a part of the Grand Hustle family on Twitter today, despite the new signing. "No. That doesn't mean I'm not in hustle gang. Save it. Still in it. Still on the hustle gang album. Friendship doesn't require contracts."
Iggy's official single "Work" is out now and The New Classic is slated for release sometime this year.