Iggy Azalea slams music labels over mental health, fans say ‘an artist’s death increases sales’

The ‘Black Widow’ hitmaker posted a lengthy thread on Twitter which sparked a conversation in her comments section


                            Iggy Azalea slams music labels over mental health, fans say ‘an artist’s death increases sales’
Iggy Azalea (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

A lot of musicians have been vocal about protecting mental health off-late and the latest to join the bandwagon is rapper and singer-songwriter Iggy Azalea. On Monday, August 16, Iggy took to her official Twitter account to drop truth bombs on mental health while calling out music record labels for not taking care of artistes’ mental health.

The ‘Black Widow’ hitmaker posted a thread that sparked a conversation in her comments section. The 31-year-old emcee also raised a question as to why record labels did not hire a psychologist for their artistes when sports teams always do for their athletes. On the work front, the Australian rapper recently dropped her third and most probably her final album called ‘The End of an Era.’
 
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Iggy Azalea gets real about mental health problems of artistes

Iggy openly called out the music record labels saying, “I REALLY WISH record labels would all agree to make it mandatory to hire at least ONE psychologist per label. Almost EVERY artist in recent times has expressed struggling with the level of hate & pressure. Sports teams do it for their athletes, why not music labels?” She then posted another tweet about how only four guys were running the entire music industry. “Also yes it may seem like “But there’s so many labels!” There’s actually only about 4 guys running the entire music business so it would be pretty easy to hold them accountable and make them implement a change across their businesses.”

Well, Iggy did not stop there as she also dragged the Chief Executive Officer of Universal Music Group Lucian Grainge and Chairman of Sony Music Group Rob Stringer into the conversation. “Lucian Grainge is at the top of that list” adding in another tweet, “Rob stringer is also on the list, why isn’t he doing anything.” Iggy while concluding her thread, claimed taking care of artistes’ mental health was not a herculean task. “Between these two guys that’s literally like 85% coverage across the labels. See what I’m saying? It’s not hard to actually do this. Why won’t they do it? But have like 20 deep teams of A&Rs that literally no one even wants in the studio.” Most recently Lil Wayne had also spilled the beans on his mental health issues saying he first realized he had mental health problems when he pulled the trigger during his suicide attempt at the age of 12.



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 



 

 

 

‘In the music industry, an artist’s death increases sales’

Mental health warriors rushed to the comments section of Iggy Azalea’s thread where one user said, “Wait couldn’t the artist just see a psychologist or psychiatrist themselves? I mean I use Dr. on Demand and it’s so easy all I have to do is FaceTime him! Couldn’t the label just give them a discount or budget for it?” Another stated, “This is cute til you realize that doctor can be used to dr*g and traffick the artist like is the case w @britneyspears Not like they’re gonna let the trusts pick their own doctor to travel around.”
 
The next one agreed with the rapper and added, “Agreed! I don’t think it’s fair for someone to be punished THIS hard for living their dream. It’s sick; this issue needs to be addressed ASAP.” Meanwhile, one user pointed out, “Because record companies only think about profiting and the well being of themselves, they don't want to know how the artist feels... They don't mind treating them like disposable animals, it's sad, but this one It's the industry.” And, another person concluded, “The real issue is that when a sports team loses an athlete to suicide that team loses money, they lose fans etc, in the music industry an artists death increases sales, it's in a labels best interest for their artists to take their lives or struggle with addiction, its disgusting.”



 

 



 

 



 

 

 



 

 



 

 



 

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