ABC/Fred LeeIggy Azalea says she knew about her pal Demi Lovato’s relapse before Demi revealed it in her new song, “Sober.”
“I had known about it, as a close friend,” the rapper tells Entertainment Tonight. “So I had really wanted for her to be the one to tell people that. And I worried a lot, as her friend, that something was going to leak or somebody would somehow take that and use it negatively against her, or to make her seem like she’s got a secret.”
Iggy says she didn’t know Demi was recording a song about breaking her six years of sobriety, but she’s proud that her friend spoke out.
“I was just really proud of her that she was honest, because it’s really hard to be honest with yourself,” she says. “So, to be honest with the whole world, [to share] something that you struggled with very publicly, it’s something that is very admirable. I was very proud of her to see her write that song and put it out.”
The two pals will both be playing the California Mid-State Fair together on July 22.
“I’m going to see her [soon],” Iggy says. “I’m opening for her. I’m her opening act, which is cool because I love the idea of that because she’s my friend.”
Iggy’s six-song EP, Survive the Summer, comes out August 3.
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