Rapper Iggy Azalea says she “worried a lot” when her friend Demi Lovato recently relapsed.
The “Kream” rapper sat down for an interview on ET Tuesday and opened up about how she felt after Lovato revealed that she relapsed in her new song, “Sober.”
“I had known about it, as a close friend,” Azalea, 28, revealed. “So I had really wanted for her to be the one to tell people that. And I worried a lot, as her friend, that something was going to leak or somebody would somehow take that and use it negatively against her, or to make her seem like she’s got a secret.”
“It’s not my business to say to my friend, ‘You need to fess up,'” she continued. “But as a friend, you worry and you’re like, ‘Oh, my God, my friend, she has this thing that people can use against her and I really want her to own it.’ And she did!”
Azalea’s comments come one month after the “Sorry Not Sorry” singer broke her sobriety sometime earlier this year while on her Tell Me You Love Me world tour, ET reports.
Azalea revealed that she had no idea Lovato was going to reveal her relapse to the world through a song.
“I didn’t know that she was recording that song, she didn’t tell me that,” the “Fancy” rapper confessed, adding that she heard it when the rest of the world did. “I was just really proud of her that she was honest, because it’s really hard to be honest with yourself. So, to be honest with the whole world, [to share] something that you struggled with very publicly, it’s something that is very admirable. I was very proud of her to see her write that song and put it out.”
No love lost on Demi or Iggy’s part. The two friends will be performing together soon at a show on July 22.
“I’m going to see her [soon],” Azalea shared. “I’m opening for her. I’m her opening act, which is cool because I love the idea of that because she’s my friend.”
Take a look at Iggy Azalea and Demi Lovato below.