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UPDATE: Iggy Azalea & Island Def Jam Confirm Record Deal

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea has inked a new record deal, courtesy of Def Jam.

The XXL Freshman Class of 2012 alum took to Twitter earlier today to announce that she has officially signed a solo record deal with Island Def Jam/Mercury UK. Although this new contract means that she won’t be a member of Grand Hustle through its official distribution home Atlantic Records, she said that her current contract won’t prevent her from representing the Hustle Gang to the fullest.


Iggy first linked up with Tip and Grand Hustle in early 2012, which was rumored to have caused problems between her and her label at the time, Interscope Records. She also inked a separate modeling contract with Wilhelmina International that same year.

UPDATE: Representatives from Island Def Jam have released a statement confirming that Iggy Azalea is now a member of the Island Def Jam family. Island Records president David Massey spoke on the signing, saying that he is thrilled Azalea chose Def Jam as her new musical home.

“We are beyond proud and excited to welcome Iggy to the Island Def Jam family,” said Massey. “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.”

Azalea echoed Massey’s excitement, saying, “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.”

Fresh off the release of her latest singles “Work,” Iggy Azalea is currently working on her debut album The New Classic.

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