Iggy Azalea And Nick Young Cheating Scandal: Fact Vs. Fiction About Leaked D’Angelo Russell Video

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By Shari Weiss

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Iggy Azalea and Nick Young’s relationship is dominating social media on Wednesday with people discussing an apparent cheating scandal and the involvement of Young’s Los Angeles Lakers team mate D’Angelo Russell. But while fans are sounding off on who’s right and who’s wrong, there seems to be some confusion about basic information. And so here Gossip Cop presents another one of our “Fact Vs. Fiction” installments.

FACT: D’Angelo Russell filmed Nick Young admitting to hooking up with another woman.
Russell and Young were hanging out an undisclosed location when their conversation apparently turned to sexual relationships. Unaware that he was being filmed, Young discussed a hookup with an unnamed 19-year-old girl. The tape, which was reportedly filmed months ago, leaked online last week. D’Angelo’s camp maintains he is not responsible for the leak.

FACT: Iggy Azalea thanked D’Angelo Russell for the tape.
Azalea had not commented on the video until approximately 3:38 a.m. Eastern Time on Wednesday. The Australian rapper tweeted, “hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending… I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.” At 1:55 p.m., Azalea responded to a fan who said, “Shake off the ugliness and keep doing you. You were FAMOUS & SUCCESSFUL before any man. Sending love & good sh*t.” She wrote back, “thanks but im good. its just a tweet.” Meanwhile, Russell’s name continues to be a trending topic.

FICTION: Iggy Azalea has broken up with Nick Young.
Some have interpreted Azalea’s “thanks” tweet as confirmation she dumped Young in the wake of the video’s leak. Currently, that’s not true. They remain together, with Young fighting to save the relationship. But the future of their engagement is in jeopardy, and a breakup could come at any time.

FACT: Iggy Azalea has postponed her wedding to Nick Young.
Azalea has indeed put off her nuptials, but NOT because of the tape and Young’s purported cheating. The music star told Ryan Seacrest in an interview on March 18, before the video surfaced online, that she opted to reschedule her wedding so she can spend the late summer and early fall touring. “It was going to happen at the end of the year, but now I have to go to work, so we’ll probably have to wait until the end of the next basketball season to do that,” she explained. Interestingly, Azalea said Young was on-board with the plan because he wanted to “milk” being a “bachelor for longer.” Of course, now it remains to be seen whether a wedding will happen at all.

SOMEWHERE IN BETWEEN FACT AND FICTION: D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young’s feud is why the Lakers lost so badly to the Utah Jazz on Monday.
It is hard to attribute a loss, particularly a massive 46-point blowout, to any one factor. And on the surface, it seems ridiculous to blame the tape for an entire team’s on-court performance. But some Lakers players are upset over D’Angelo’s actions, with issues of loyalty and trust affecting the team dynamic. That is being seen not just in the locker room, but it seems on the court, too.

Gossip Cop reached out to Young’s agent, who told us he had “no comment.” Azalea’s rep seems to be investigating. The couple is pictured above at last year’s Billboard Music Awards in May 2015. Gossip Cop will have updates.

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