The ring is still on! Iggy Azalea hit the red carpet at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on Sunday, April 3 — her first public appearance since fiancé Nick Young‘s alleged cheating confession — and while she didn’t bring her man, she did bring her engagement ring.
The “Fancy” rapper, 25, who was at the show to perform her new song “Team” (from her upcoming album, Digital Distortion), sported high-waist blue trousers with an asymmetrical patchwork crop top. She kept her right hand in her pocket on the carpet, but her left hand — adorned with the giant diamond sparkler from Young — remained in full view.
In an interview with E! News’ Jason Kennedy before the show, Azalea alluded to her “turbulent 2015,” saying it had inspired her to write “Team.” (Lyrics include “Baby, I got me / And that’s all I need.”)
“I wanted to, like, not breeze over that and wanted to acknowledge how I felt about it, and wanted to say I think it’s fine if everybody doesn’t support me because I’m a believer in myself,” she said of her numerous feuds and bad press last year. “That’s a message of the song. Everybody should feel that way about themselves.”
Asked how she’d handle any turbulence in 2016, she added, “My motto is like the song says: Have your own back. We worry a lot about people liking our pages or how many followers we have. You’ve got to worry about your own thing.”
As previously reported, video surfaced late last month showing Young, 30, allegedly confessing to cheating on Azalea in a conversation with his Lakers teammate D’Angelo Russell. After the clip made headlines, Azalea took to Twitter with a cryptic note.
“Hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending… I actually liked his film. Thanks bro,” she tweeted.
Young, for his part, addressed the scandal in a statement on March 30. “I don’t want to get into my personal life right now.… I think it’s best — me and D’Angelo have to handle the situation we have in a private matter, outside the media,” he told reporters. “What happened is what happened. You got to work on it.”
Russell, meanwhile, said he was “sick” over the drama and apologized for recording the video in the first place, though he claimed to have “no clue” how the clip leaked. He also admitted that he thinks he jeopardized Young’s engagement to the rapper. “I wish I could make things better right away, but I can’t,” he said.
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