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If there’s one thing Iggy Azalea knows how to do, it’s celebrate — and, no, not every celebration involves trashing hotel rooms and getting drunk from the mini bar. In fact, from the looks of her Instagram roll, the curvaceous rapper rang in her 26th birthday with some (relatively) tame fun in the sun.
On Tuesday, June 7, Azalea posted a pic with one of her girlfriends perched, backsides to the camera, at the front of a private yacht. “IM 26!” the “Fancy” singer captioned the shot. Later that same day, she shared a second shot flaunting her toned abs as she soaked up some rays. Clad in a zebra-print bikini, the star appears to have forgotten one key wardrobe item: shades. “And I could use some sunglasses. *Its sunny as sh*t,” she lamented. Somehow we have a hard time feeling too bad for her, though.
She followed up these two snaps with an even more dramatic pic of herself, rear to the camera, wearing a super-high-cut white one-piece that laced up the sides. In this photo, Azalea had traded the yacht for an oceanside pool — and she did have some sunglasses finally (though she wore them on her head, so they probably weren’t helping much).
Two things conspicuously absent from any of her birthday bash snaps, however, were her (maybe) fiancé Nick Young and her $500,000 engagement ring. Maybe this was a girls’ trip. Maybe she forgot her ring at home. But maybe, just maybe, she was making a statement.
ICYMI, at the end of March, L.A. Lakers rookie D'Angelo Russell (allegedly) secretly filmed a convo he had with his teammate Nick Young in which Young admits to cheating on his superstar fiancée. Though Young claimed he never tried to hook up with Amber Rose because she knew Azalea, he admitted to picking up a 19-year-old girl at a club shortly after he’d turned 30. At that point, Russell revealed he’d been taping the whole time. Nice.
Shortly after Russell’s video hit the internet, Azalea took to Twitter to share a cryptic post. “Hmmm I see D Angelo Russell is trending … I actually liked his film. Thanks bro,” she wrote. While she failed to clarify what she meant beyond that, many interpreted it as an acknowledgment that she had processed the information and would be ending their romance. (Indeed, even before this bombshell hit, it didn’t seem like the two were on the same page since she was sharing shots of wedding-dress sketches online and he was describing wedding planning as “a nightmare.”)
But asked by fans directly what was up with her and Nick, the rapper gave a vague response. “Nothing really. Im chillin for now,” she said. She later followed this up with another tweet to a fan explaining that “nothing is black and white in life. Every situation is different depending on the circumstance.” Umm, OK. Thanks for clearing that up. In yet another head-scratching twist, when another Twitterer claimed to have “proof” that Young had cheated, Azalea encouraged the user to share it.
“If theres proof of cheating, shed be doing me a favor to post it actually,” Azalea reasoned. “Im not tryna marry a cheater.”
That never seemed to happen, though, and a few weeks later Azalea was on Ellen claiming she and Young were “good.” She also took to Twitter to reiterate just how good they were.
“For the record, I haven’t broken up with Nick,” she clarified. “We are together, and I would love to be given a little (a lot) of privacy on the matter.” She then added, “I always answer questions honestly. But my job is to promote my music, not my relationship. I’d love to be interviewed about the former only.” Hmm. She might have better luck with that if her alleged groom-to-be didn’t end up on the Internet bragging about bedding a teenager.
Regardless of their current status, it looks like Young missed out on one fancy vacation, but he did take to Twitter to wish Azalea a happy birthday (three times!) and give his approval on those swimsuit shots.