Iggy Azalea posts nude pictures on social media to "feel more positive".
The 28-year-old rapper took to Instagram recently to share several professional pictures of herself wearing nothing but ankle socks and heels to post for clothing label Fashion Nova, and has now hit back at critics who slammed her for the snaps, saying they give her "something else creative to focus on" whilst she waits for her new music to drop.
In a rant on Twitter, she wrote: "Say what you want about me posting pictures on instagram but honestly, it gives me something else creative i can focus on - when sometimes im in a dark place or i feel stagnant. Most days i want my project to drop, yesterday! but i dont get to make those choices.
"and maybe its silly, but it really has been helping me lately to feel more postive and just keep my mind in a creative space constantly thinking of new visual things and color palates. Im really glad ive got something i can do without needing permission.
"because if it were up to me id be releasing songs at the same rate i post pictures. I really care about music and all creative things in my life genuinely. i put my heart into it and i just want to say: thanks for supporting me in anyway genuinely. im grateful. (sic)"
The 'Savior' hitmaker also used her time on Twitter on Tuesday (19.06.18) to speak out about her battle with "depression and anxiety", and thanked her fans for their constant support.
She wrote: "im getting to the point now where i start to try to foresee the outcome of whats about to happen (an impossible thing to do) and i really spend 80% of my day just in my head thinking of what to visually do to execute at a high level.
"Its not easy when you are fundamentally someone who struggles with depression and anxiety but im hopefull still everytime that maybe, eventually things will change. please know im doing everything i can. i really care, for you guys. and i love your messages you send me. thanks. (sic)"