Iggy Azalea proud of Demi Lovato for revealing her relapse, says will stand by her
Iggy Azalea praised Demi Lovato's guts after the former Disney star came out about her relapse after celebrating six years of sobriety in her new song, 'Sober'.
Singer Iggy Azalea has said that she would stand by her friend Demi Lovato come what may, and also revealed that she knew about the latter's relapse even before she released 'Sober' last month.
Lovato's video 'Sober' deals with the singer's moment of relapse, which according to Azalea, is quite a bold move.
In an interview with ET on Tuesday, the rapper said that she was proud of Lovato's guts to reveal her relapse in front of the whole world because that is never an easy thing to do.
She had previously posted on her Twitter account in June after 'Sober's' release that she will pray that her friend chooses to be sober once again.
The rapper tweeted: "waking up listening to @ddlovato "sober". I'm proud of you for having the guts to reveal your truth to the world again. NOT. EASY. I'm here for you friend! (you know this) I pray you'll choose recovery again. All of us who love you only want to see you happy and healthy."
The former Disney star, Demi Lovato, reportedly relapsed sometime during her 'Tell Me You Love Me' world tour which ended on April 2 in Newark, New Jersey and her European tour which started in Belfast, Ireland on May 24.
The 'Kream' singer during an interview with ET on Tuesday, spoke about her new EP, 'Survive the Summer', and confessed that she has been worried about her friend.
In the interview with Sophie Schillaci, she said that she had known about the relapse for quite some time before Lovato had announced it. The 28-year-old said, "I had known about it, as a close friend...So I had really wanted for her to be the one to tell people that. And I worried a lot, as her friend, that something was going to leak or somebody would somehow take that and use it negatively against her, or to make her seem like she's got a secret."
Azalea confessed that she wasn't aware of Lovato deciding to put her dark secrets into the song 'Sober' which was released on June 21, and she came to know about it only with the rest of the world. She said, "I didn’t know that she was recording that song, she didn’t tell me that...I was just really proud of her that she was honest because it's really hard, to be honest with yourself. So, to be honest with the whole world, [to share] something that you struggled with very publicly, it's something that is very admirable. I was very proud of her to see her write that song and put it out."
Reportedly the two singers are supposed to meet at the California Mid-State Fair on July 22, where they will be performing. Azalea said, "I'm going to see her [soon]...I'm opening for her. I'm her opening act, which is cool because I love the idea of that because she's my friend." Azalea is currently focusing on the launch of her six-track EP which will be released on August 3. She said, while talking about the two-song 'Kream' and 'Tokyo Snow Trip' from the album, "They are definitely a departure from my album. But, they're sort of a resurgence, almost, too, or a nod to, my earlier mixtape stuff that I did before I got signed," she explained. "So it’s both. It feels new, but it feels nostalgic at the same time for me."
Azalea's support could be a big stepping stone for Lovato who revealed her relapse on June 21 when she released 'Sober' where she sings, "Mama, I’m so sorry I’m not sober anymore / And Daddy, please forgive me for the drinks spilled on the floor … To the ones who never left me / We’ve been down this road before / I’m so sorry, I’m not sober anymore.” The “Sorry Not Sorry” singer had previously celebrated six years of sobriety in March 2018.