Rapper Iggy Azalea is calling out record labels and their efforts (or lack thereof) in prioritizing mental health.
The Fancy rapper who recently announced that she will be taking a music break after her 3rd album is not taking record label executives’ barely-there efforts towards mental health lying down. The Australian rapper took to twitter with a deep message:
The Australian rapper took to twitter with a deep message:
“ 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? ‘But there’s so many labels!’
She further revealed that as much as people assumed there are many record labels, the top most executives are the ones who call the shots the industry and could turn things around the world over. ‘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. Lucian Grainge is at the top of that list. Rob stringer is also on the list, why isn’t he doing anything. 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,” she poised.
The rapper’s message is timely as they come, given her infamous encounters with social media trolls. From her talent being questioned to her looks being subject to ridicule, she has had a string of social media bile hurled at her for almost the entirety of her career. This may have played a huge role in her wanting to leave the music industry on interim basis.
Other stars who have opened up about mental health struggles include Summer Walker and Zayn Malik, both of whom pulled out of performances almost last minute owing to runaway anxiety.
The rapper was recently heavily trolled on accusations of ‘blackfishing’ and ‘cultural appropriation’ in her I Am Strip Club video.
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