Iggy Azalea Thanks Missy Elliot, Lil' Kim For Support After Criticism

" If you’re in the public eye you get criticized and picked apart…"

But a tirade of social media backlash over race, hip-hop culture and rapping with an accent prompted her to unplug and then cancel her tour at the end of last year.

“I think [if you're a] rapper or if you’re an actress, no matter what you do if you’re in the public eye, you get criticized and picked apart," Azalea told told GMA. "I have to deal with it.”

Azalea also addresses her troubles in her new album, “Digital Distortion.”

The Aussie’s dance video for her recently released single, “Team,” has received seven million views on YouTube.

“I think me having a rough year last year and taking a step away," Azalea said, "it gave me the ability to just have this space to quietly create my little masterpiece."