Iggy Azalea Explains Her Album Delay: 'I Kind of Had My Personal Life Fall Apart'

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Iggy Azalea performs onstage during the 2016 MAXIM Hot 100 Party at the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles, California on July 30, 2016.

"I mean, you wake up one morning and your fiancé is having a baby with someone else, you're going to need some time, right?"

Iggy Azalea's sophomore album Digital Distortion had been intended for release this year but has been delayed -- for good reason. 

"It's no secret, I kind of had my personal life fall apart... I needed a lot of time," she told People. "I mean, you wake up one morning and your fiancé is having a baby with someone else, you're going to need some time, right?" 

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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. 

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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.