Iggy Azalea is ‘good’ with fiance Nick Young and the IRS

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Aussie rapper Iggy Azalea has taken to social media to defend herself against rumors of trouble in paradise with boyfriend Nick Young and a reported $400K tax lien by the IRS.

A few weeks ago a video surfaced of Nick, who plays basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers, discussing a romantic conquest with a 19-year-old in a club. The video was recorded by Nick’s teammate D’Angelo Russell, who claims he has no knowledge as to how the clip was made public, telling reporters, “It wasn’t a prank. It wasn’t something for everybody else to see. It was for my eyes, his eyes only. That was it.” Iggy took to social media to address the situation, first tweeting:

She later addressed the issue with a fan who tweeted, “I’ll call a U-Haul and we can have his s–t outta there in 10 min…just say the words boo!” Her response was “Lol, errrrr….Nick and I are good babe.” The couple, who got engaged this past June, have postponed their wedding, but it’s because Iggy needs to get out on the road. She told Ryan Seacrest, “I’m planning my wedding, actually moved my wedding ’cause I have to tour so my wedding plans are changing. It was going to happen at the end of the year but now I have to go to work so we’ll probably have to wait until the end of the next basketball season to do that. So that kind of is a bit sucky, but it’s alright.”

The situation with Nick isn’t the only cheating scandal Iggy has had to deal with lately. She also was smashed with a tax lien from the IRS for almost $400,000 in unpaid income taxes from 2014. Responding to a fan’s comment on Twitter, Iggy said, “The IRS gave the option to pay them monthly or lump sum. i picked monthly, who wouldnt?” I think Iggy might be getting weary of having to defend herself in the hostile social media world, recently tweeting:

I am not a huge fan, but I kind of feel for Iggy having to be so much on the defensive here. The girl is trying to promote her new single, “Team,” toward which she should devote the bulk of her social media time. I watched the video and realized the only songs of hers I like are the ones where she is performing with someone else. I do like her collaborations with Jennifer Hudson and Ariana Grande, but you can keep the one she did with Britney Spears. The wedding is still on, the tax man will get paid, let’s work on another good collaboration there, Iggy.

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  1. Alix says:

    Don’t believe her cover story about the video one bit.

  2. Erinn says:

    This whole story is so full of sketch.

  3. Magnoliarose says:

    Iggy seems to have suffered from too much attention from the wrong people when she hit. She gave in to the trap of beginning fame and messed up over and over again. People make a new star feel invincible and she ran with it.
    I don’t know if she can recover from it. She doesn’t seem like she ever had a great personality and her songs are ok but not essential so ?

  4. HeyThere! says:

    His ass would be out so fast. I wouldn’t care what job he had or money. Disrespect is something I can’t deal with. He was bragging about banging a 19 year old the same summer he proposed?! BYE BYE LOSER!

    • steph says:

      Nick has been a cheater, Iggy bought him a car last year for his birthday, on the same day he was seen in the same car with some other girls. She won’t leave him. Especially since her career is going down the toilet. She’ll be one of those wives who would turn a blind eye to his cheating ways.

      • The Eternal Side-Eye says:

        Sad but true, folks have been tweeting at her for months before this video leaked about him being shady and being with other girls. On some guy’s I’d say, “Benefit of the doubt.” but with him it’s not exactly a secret if you know where to look.

  5. Lindy79 says:

    Whatever is going on, this is a very sensible thing to say

    I really urge everyone to try and speak to others online with the same level of courtesy youd give someone standing right in front of you.

  6. OriginallyBlue says:

    Guess being a basketball wife is worth the embarrassment. Oh well.

  7. Nicole says:

    Ok the IRS doesn’t file liens for fun so yea you owed them something.
    I agree with you about the collabs being the only songs of “hers” I like. And that’s because the hook is done by superior singers. Hence why she’s not a talented rapper by any means.
    Can’t wait for her to fade into the distance.

  8. CK says:

    Maybe they have an arrangement? I hope so because they’re still engaged. If your fiancee is openly bragging about sleeping with other people to his friends, sexual fidelity is never going to be a component of your marriage.

    I’d ghost him completely. It’s one thing to have a random hookup at a club. Still a big no and would probably mean the end of the engagement. It’s another to be proud enough of your fling/flings that you are telling other people.

  9. Kath says:

    While I don’t like this girl and her whole shtick, I can’t but help but feel sorry for her. The plastic surgery and the succession of losers she dates seem to indicate someone with very low self-esteem.

    This Nick guy strikes me as the same sort of unfaithful, unintelligent mouth-breather as that Tyga idiot.

  10. Bishg says:

    Of course they’re “good”.
    Her career is going down the toilet, she must be broke or about to be.
    She owes 400,000 dollars in unpaid taxes, when asked about it she naively admitted that she decided to go for lump payments because “who shouldn’t have chosen this?”.
    MM, I think that 400,000 dollars for celebrities is NOTHING. And you don’t even have to be uber-rich to be able to easily pay back that amount.
    My opinion is that she knows her fiance is a dog but she just doesn’t care, as long as she can benefit from his fortune and fame.

    • Tammy says:

      Easily pay back $400,000? Maybe her financial situation is such that she doesn’t have that much money she can liquidate to pay off the amount in full.

      • Bishg says:

        And that is exactly my point.
        Considering her “career” so far, which music aside also includes endorsements, modeling, cinema etc.., her lifestyle and such, if she doesn’t have a liquidity of 400,000 USD, that means she’s not been doing so well.
        She has probably managed her finances very poorly.
        It’s a lot of money for us “peasant” but in celebrity’s world, it’s the equivalent of a parking fee.

    • Bridget says:

      And didn’t realize that a payment plan doesn’t change the fact that those are unpaid taxes.

    • The Eternal Side-Eye says:


      Exactly. This is a girl who supposadly has a modeling ‘contract’ and shoe collection with Steve Madden. I’m not saying it wouldn’t have pinched a little but a. Pay your taxes because IRS is one group that will haul your ass to prison (see Wesley Snipes) and b. Pay your taxes when the money is good because frankly this is the end of her career in motion. The heat has cooled and she’s ‘uncool’ now. If she’s got lump money anywhere she needs to pay it immediately and be done with it.

    • Kate says:

      Her net worth is only estimated at 6 million, so $400,000 isn’t a meaninglessly small amount for her. I know people with a lot more than that who don’t have $400,000 just lying around. It’s all in investments and property and trusts, and while they could get that amount of money together relatively easily, they’d lose money by accessing it earlier than they were meant to, plus the interest.

      I dont know anyone who’d pay a thing like this upfront given the option to pay monthly. Even the few people I know who do have this kind of money just sitting there, their accountants would still tell them to hold off.

  11. Mia V. says:

    The song is awful, she can’t rap or rhyme, she can’t dance on the video, she can’t move her face.

  12. Bluesky says:

    Shouldn’t the word rapper be in quotation marks??? 😝

  13. Jh says:

    I miss her old face. She was so pretty. Now…she’s hard to look at.

  14. prissa says:

    She’s not gone yet???

  15. Asiyah says:

    Well what else is she going to do? She’s not good at anything else.

  16. The Eternal Side-Eye says:

    Oh…maybe it’s because they don’t really have taxes in Australia and as a native there she didn’t realize you have to pay annual income tax in America.

    Oh it’s not? Weird, because that’s usually her excuse for E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G. else.

    • Lex says:

      Well to be fair, employers automatically deduct tax in Australia so it isn’t until the end of the year you need to think about it and work out if you owe more or get a refund.

      From what I can see, in the USA you add it all up yourself at the end of the year. She would have a tax person managing this for her, so they probably were underestimating how much she’d owe and didn’t set that amount aside to pay to the IRS.

  17. Bread and Circuses says:

    They may have an open relationship. She seems so very cool with the reports of infidelity that I suspect it’s something she and her fiance have negotiated.