‘He is not a secret’: Iggy Azalea confirms birth of baby boy with Playboi Carti

Rapper says she has felt ‘anxious’ to share the news

Sarah Young@sarah_j_young
Thursday 11 June 2020 10:50
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Iggy Azalea has confirmed that she has welcomed her first child.

On Wednesday, the rapper – whose real name is Amethyst Amelia Kelly – announced the news with a message to her fans on Instagram.

Sharing a story on her account, Azalea revealed that she has a son and was trying to “keep his life private”, rather than a secret.

“I have a son. I kept waiting for the right time to say something but it feels like the more time passes the more I realise I’m always going to feel anxious to share news that giant with the world,” she wrote.

“I want to keep his life private but wanted to make it clear he is not a secret and I love him beyond words.”

Azalea did not share any photos of the baby nor did she announce the child’s name.

The baby’s father is believed to be fellow rapper Playboi Carti – whose real name is Jordan Terrell Carter – who she has been dating since 2018.

Back in December, sources close to the couple reportedly confirmed that Azalea was six months pregnant, but gave no other further details surrounding the rapper’s pregnancy.

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Rumours of an engagement have also been circling ever since Azalea was seen wearing a ring on her wedding finger. However, the couple are yet to address the speculation and are known for keeping their relationship private.

In June 2019, Carti opened up about their relationship, revealing they met in 2018 while he was on tour before deciding to move in together that December.

“Once I started talking to her, I just cut off everybody,” he told Fader. “It was over with.”

Azalea has also publicly addressed the couple’s six-year age gap, posting on social media: “Is that unusual to you? Because almost everyone I know isn’t the exact age as the person they date.

“You all act like he’s some little kid that just left school or I’m some old ass woman. We are both in our twenties, get off my nuts.”

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