Australian singer Iggy Azalea, Aug. 21, 2018, in New York. (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) (Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
Iggy Azalea

“BDS? What’s that?” asks Australian rapper Iggy Azalea as she plays first concert in Israel.

By Shiryn Ghermezian, The Algemeiner

Australian rapper Iggy Azalea recently performed for the first time in Israel at Park HaYarkon in Tel Aviv.

The “Fancy” singer, 32, told Israel’s N12 that she “was surprised to receive the call to come and perform” in Israel, and how she was originally worried that audiences abroad would not know the lyrics of her songs.

The mother-of-one also recalled being shocked that fans in Turkey knew her music before she performed in the country, saying, “In the end, it was one of the best performances I have done in my life and everyone knew the lyrics. I love the culture of Turkey, the traditional food and I hope my experience in Israel will be good or even better.”

When asked about the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, whose supporters pressure artists to not perform in Israel, Azalea said she had never even heard of the anti-Zionist campaign. She said, “BDS? What is it? Cause I don’t know much, but I’m really happy to come and see for myself, I’m excited to experience something new.”

Azalea, who moved to the United States from Australia to pursue a career in music, released her third album, “The End of an Era,” in August 2021.

She reiterated in her interview with N12 that she is taking a hiatus from music and has no plans to release new tracks or a new album anytime soon.