Azalea's split from her now-ex fiancé L.A. Laker Nick Young played out very publicly, as he was involved in a cheating scandal and the two officially called it quits in June. Soon after, it came out that Young's ex-girlfriend Keonna Green is pregnant with their second child together (they have one son already named Nick Jr.).
"I don't want to go and promote my album and get asked about my relationship that has just crumbled," she said.
Two Months Before Split, Iggy Azalea Thought Nick Young Cheating Was 'Out of His Character'
In addition to needing time for herself, Azalea said the life-changing events changed the direction of the album and how she wanted to present herself.
"I just kind of felt like, on top of me needing the personal time, then feeling, 'Okay, I'm single now. I want to have sexy songs. I want to say stuff about being single,'" she said. "I obviously didn't write that on my [original] album because when I wrote it I was about to get married."
Digital Distortion is now slated for release in January.