Iggy Azalea Ditches Social Media Over ‘Hatred and Pettiness': ‘Internet Is the Ugliest Reflection of Mankind There Is’

“I need to be happy, and it is too negative and draining,” the rapper told her fans

Iggy Azalea has had it with the “hatred and pettiness” she regularly receives online through social media, and is handing over her accounts to her management in an effort to remain “happy.”

“I feel the hatred and pettiness I see online at all times is at making me become an angry person and I cannot be that,” the “Fancy” singer tweeted Wednesday night. “To become nasty because of the way I feel I am treated would be a disservice to my fans, and I promise I will try to keep smiling. But I also want to let my fans know I am taking some time away from social media. I need to be happy and it is too negative and draining.”

Outside of criticism and taunts from strangers online, she’s been attacked by fellow rap artist Snoop Dogg, who posted what she called a “mean” picture on Instagram. She has also found herself in online feuds with female rapper Azealia Banks.

What was the breaking point for Azalea? Cellulite spotted through the lens of the paparazzi.