X Factor Australia 2016 judge Iggy Azalea does not consider Australia her home anymore.
Azalea raised eyebrows earlier this week when she admitted that she has no longer “home connection” to Australia and considered America as her home.
In an interview with The Herald Sun, the rapper said: “I mean, to be honest with you, my home is in America. It’s great to come back [to Australia] and visit my grandparents, but there is no home connection”. She also hinted that there were not much musical artists in Australia. The rapper said at the time to be the best she could be, she have to compete with the best.
The Black Widow hitmaker was born in Mullumbimby in New South Wales. She moved to the US when she was 16 years old. Azalea told the publication that spending a month in her birth country is like 10 years there.
Mail Online noted that this is not the first time Iggy Azalea dissed Australia. She was also previously accused of being racist and homophobic. In 2015, Azalea was forced to cancel her Great Escape tour when she allegedly failed to secure an opening act.
Earlier this year, the Fancy singer had said she is still an Australia citizen despite living permanently in the US.
@kyliesjewels No, iam Australian. i have a social number and all that stuff but im still an Australian citizen.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) January 7, 2016
Meanwhile, Iggy Azalea quietly slipped back into Australia Thursday. The singer is reportedly about to perform in a corporate event in Sydney.
The 26-year-old rapper is also about to spend more time Down Under too. Azalea will be judging in the upcoming The X Factor Australia alongside fellow Australian Guy Sebastian and American singer Adam Lambert.
Watch X Factor Australia 2016 judge Iggy Azalea in a teaser clip.
There have been speculations that her recent breakup from NBA star Nick Young could cloud her judgement on the show. Host Jason Dundas however assured that Azalea has been a very helpful judge so far.
The X Factor Australia 2016 with Iggy Azalea returns on October 3 on Channel Seven.
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— #XFactorAU (@thexfactorau) July 27, 2016