Iggy Azalea quits social media after mocked for her figure

Rapper Iggy Azalea has left microblogging site Twitter after she was criticised for her voluptuous figure.

PTI| Updated: Feb 20, 2015, 10:10 AM IST
Iggy Azalea quits social media after mocked for her figure

Los Angeles: Rapper Iggy Azalea has left microblogging site Twitter after she was criticised for her voluptuous figure.

A series of photos showing Azalea in a bikini, while on a holiday with beau Nick Young made the 'Fancy' hitmaker the butt of jokes online, reported Us magazine.

"Just got back from a great vacation, came online and saw apparently it's shocking and unheard of to be a woman and have cellulite. Lol" the singer wrote, taking a dig at her critics.

Azalea said she is unhappy that the negativity around her was making her an angry person.

"I feel the hatred and pettiness i see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that. To become nasty because of the way I feel I am treated would be a disservice to my fans and I promise i will try to keep smiling," she said.

"But I also want to let my fans know iam taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining," the rapper tweeted.

Her Twitter account, however, will not be deactivated and handled by her management team.

"My management will tweet/run my accounts from today onwards with updates etc unless any message is signed -IA. Love you all. Peace out!" she said before adding, "The internet is the ugliest reflection of man kind there is."