Iggy Azalea has announced she will be taking some "time away" from the spotlight.

Iggy Azalea

Iggy Azalea

The 29-year-old rapper took to social media this week to let her fans know she'll be laying low for a while as she plans to take a break from fame, as she says she needs time to "create great concepts" for her future releases.

Iggy cryptically posted on Twitter: "When I'm back: you'll know.

"And I will be back. (sic)"

And after a fan said they'd be happy to wait for her, the 'Fancy' hitmaker added: "Thankyou.

"this time away is needed so I can create great concepts etc.

"I haven't forgotten you all. (sic)"

The decision comes as the rapper announced in December she had split from her ex-partner Playboy Carti.

Iggy originally posted a simple message on Instagram saying "I'm single", before later following it up with a more detailed post.

The 'Kream' rapper wrote: "I need to make an apology. It's not my character to put out whatever business I go through in my private life on the internet for the world to comment on. I felt very upset and I made an impulse choice that I immediately regretted, but it was too late to undo.

"The truth is that I love Jordan very much, I always will - more than you could ever know. That's all in the world should ever need to hear and I am sorry for making something public that should always remain between him & I no matter what."

Iggy - who was previously engaged to Nick Young - and Carti started dating in 2018 and moved in together three months later.

Carti, 23, said: "Once I started talking to her, I just cut off everybody. It was over with. I support everything she does."

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