Nick Young says it wouldn’t have happened if Iggy wouldn’t have left him. “It wasn’t my fault.”
It was a messy situation several years ago when Iggy Azalea and Nick Young’s romance came to a screeching halt. The industry couple was going strong, or so some believed after news of their engagement circulated. However, when reports surfaced that Young was expecting another child with his high school sweetheart, Keonna Green, things took a turn.
Young and Green rekindled their lost spark and are now engaged, but at the time, there were reports that Iggy allegedly burned some of Young’s items following the pregnancy revelation. It was stated that she found out about Green being pregnant in the media with everyone else. Now, Young is speaking on that time in his life.
“That’s ’cause we was like, off and on and off and on,” Young told VladTV. “She wasn’t, you know, home. She left me ’cause the [D’Angelo Russell] thing. I get her back, then she left me for the chicks at the house thing. So, you know, she left me for like a month or so.”
“Things happen. I got where I’m comfortable,” he continued. “Me and my child’s mother start bonding [during] that time, and that’s what happened.” Vlad wanted to know if, after the drama, Young and Iggy were able to maintain a friendship. He said yes.
“We still talk and stay cordial, on and off,” he said. “It was really during—that happened when we wasn’t together. So, how they say, a ‘break baby.’ She shouldn’t have left, sh*t. So, it wasn’t my fault.” The basketball star also admitted that if they would have dealt with their issues, he and Iggy could have worked out their relationship.
“I feel like, she was going through a lot anyway with like, the media was killin’ here,” he added. “She used to get embarrassed a lot. So, she was like, ‘This another thing that people are going to embarrass me about. They don’t like me anyway, they always talkin’ about me!’ She was dealing with a lot.”
Check out more from Nick Young as he discusses the unraveling of his past romance with Iggy Azalea.
Why did Nick Young and Iggy Azalea break up?
The demise of Nick Young’s relationship with Iggy Azalea was played out in the headlines. The NBA star and the rapper were engaged for about a year before they decided to call things off in 2016.
USTODAY reports that Nick Young and Iggy Azalea broke up in 2016 after dating for months. Retrace the steps of their dramatic final months, starting with the release of Russell’s infamous clip.
March 30: A video emerges that allegedly shows Young admitting to Russell that he cheated on Azalea with a 19-year-old girl at a club.
The fallout was swift in the Lakers locker room, as Russell apologized and claimed the video was only supposed to be viewed by him and Young. “We joke around and we play around all the time, saying crazy things, and this just got in the wrong hands. This wasn’t a prank,” he said.
After the rumors emerged, Azalea commented on the drama on Twitter, writing that she wanted to see the video and “isn’t tryna marry a cheater.”
April 3: Azalea performs at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, walking the red carpet without Young.
However, she still appeared to be wearing her engagement ring in carpet photos.
April 8: Azalea appears on Ellen to clear up rumors that she and Young were splitting.
“We’re good,” Azalea told DeGeneres. “There isn’t [controversy] at home, just on the internet.”
April 11: Ouch. In a radio interview, Azalea claims she’s “not cool” with cheaters, issuing a harsh warning to her fiancee. “You’ll have half a penis. I already said, ‘Just like one more video, just one more thing and you will lose a quarter of your meat,'” she joked. “I was like, ‘Just let me get some real evidence, and you’re gonna lose half an inch.'”
June 6: Iggy shares pictures from her tropical birthday vacation, which include neither Nick nor her engagement ring.
June 19: Iggy and Nick officially announce their breakup.
Iggy commented on their split with an Instagram post. “I genuinely wish Nick the best. It’s never easy to part ways with the person you planned you’re entire future with, but futures can be rewritten and as of today mine is a blank page.”
Young confirmed the breakup news on Twitter.
June 21: TMZ shares photos of furniture sitting in Azalea and Young’s driveway, with a flatbed truck hauling away his ’62 Impala convertible. Azalea debunked the rumors that she was kicking Young out of the house on Twitter, claiming she was the one moving out.
June 30: Azalea tweets about Young’s infidelity, following rumors that he impregnated his ex-girlfriend Keonna Green, who is the mother of Nick’s first child, Nick Young Jr.
An amicable breakup no more, this likely isn’t the last we’ll hear from Azalea and Young as the fallout continues. In the meantime, Nick better hope his ex wasn’t serious about that “half an inch.”