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Iggy Azalea says being a working mother makes life “super fulfilling”.
The 31-year-old rapper is mother to 15-month-old son Onyx – whom she has with rapper Playboi Carti – and has said juggling work with motherhood is “really hard”, but that the challenge makes her feel “way more accomplished” in life.
She said: "Honestly, it's definitely really hard, but that makes it super fulfilling. I feel way more accomplished to know that I am able to do all these things at the same time.
“But sometimes it can be very stressful. I like to spend the whole day with my son, and he doesn't go to bed until 7 o'clock. That's when the clock starts for me, whether it's in the studio or working on other creative projects. I don't go to bed until 4:30 in the morning, and my son wakes up at 7:30."
Iggy has now developed more “respect” for other working mothers, and says her life has become a “never ending cycle of balancing” the different sides.
She added: "It's a never-ending cycle of balancing what I want. I have big respect for other working moms. Whether you're an entertainer or whatever you do, it is a tough balance, but it's really fulfilling. I love knowing that all the projects I'm doing are things that my son's going to get to see one day and be like, 'My mom was really cool. Look what she did.' "
The ‘Fancy’ hitmaker also credits motherhood with bringing out a softer side to herself which she had previously kept hidden.
She told People magazine: "I'm a lot more kind and loving than people might know because my musical side is my powerful, aggressive. I am very blunt in that way in my life, too. But I think there's a more vulnerable, loving side of me that I don't necessarily share so much with the world. Being bold or feeling more powerful is maybe my way of protecting myself a little bit because I actually am very emotional and get my feelings hurt really easily."