Life has been full of some expected changes for rapper Iggy Azalea, yet hasn’t been void of some unexpected twists and turns. The new mother took to social media to make a few stunning revelations to her fans and has since, grabbed the attention of the media.
Earlier this year, the “Dance Like Nobody’s Watching” rapper, real name Amethyst Amelia Kelly, quietly gave birth after months of speculation that she was pregnant with rapper boyfriend Playboi Carti’s child. This, also after the two sparked rumors that they could have become engaged after she uploaded a snapshot of a photo of herself rocking a massive ring. She would up the ante when she made an appearance on The X Change Rate when they asked if she was single and the rapper responded, “No, I’m not. I’m not,” while not fully confirming that she was engaged, yet not shying away from showing off the ring.
Playboi Carti himself seemed to be extremely excited for his future beau at the time when he confessed his feelings for Azalea in an interview with The Fader. “Once I started talking to her, I just cut off everybody,” he says. “It was over with.” The two moved in together into an Atlanta home where they had begun to build their family.
During the week of April 26, media outlets began to report that the couple had secretly given birth. DJ Akademiks took to Instagram to post a meme of the two and captioned the post, “Congrats to Iggy Azalea and Playboi Carti on the birth of their son this past weekend,” following up with the comment, “Talked to some ppl…. allegedly this is true. Congrats to #playboicarti and #iggyazalea if it is.”
It wouldn’t be until around the middle of June when the rapper would confirm that she did indeed have a newborn, while also revealing the gender. “I have a son,” she began in her Instagram story. “I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realize I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world.”
She added, “I want to keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret & I love him beyond words,” ending it with a blue heart emoji.
The 30-year-old new mother has now chosen to unveil pictures of her 4-month-old baby boy, Onyx, which she also shared via an endearing audio recording. “Baby boy, are you going to say something to me?” she asks as she captioned the post “Amethyst & Onyx.” In one of the pictures, she is seen wearing a form-fitting black outfit as she holds baby Onyx close to her hip. In another picture, they are both closer to the camera as she smiles and the baby stares at the camera.
The rapper also made another reveal this weekend when she sent a subliminal message out on her Instagram story, which added more questions for fans. “You lost a real 1,” she wrote. “People take loyalty for granted & that’s why I’d rather be alone.” Further confirming the split, she writes “What I meant last night was that I’m raising my son alone & I’m not in a relationship.”
We wish the best for the new family during this time.