There may be no wedding bells for Nick Young and Iggy Azalea after all. The couple’s relationship is reportedly foundering after a shocking video shot by Los Angeles Lakers player D’Angelo Russell leaked online.
According to TMZ, Young, 30, is doing his best to save their relationship, but they are “not on good terms.” Sources told the publication that the Lakers shooting guard is hurt, telling those close to him that although the short video clip catches him boasting about having cheated on her, he is head over heels in love with the “Team” rapper. The video in question is said to have been filmed months ago, though it only started making rounds on social media on Tuesday. Young has reportedly reached out to lawyers in the hopes of rectifying the situation, though the damage seems to be done.
Azalea spoke out about the footage on Wednesday, joking about Russell’s name trending on Twitter. She claimed that she “actually liked his film.” She ended her message by thanking him for what he’d done and has stayed quiet since. Her fiancé has yet to address the video.
hmmm i see D Angelo Russell is trending... I actually liked his film. Thanks bro.
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) March 30, 2016
Not only is the incident creating tension between Azalea and her beau, it’s said to be causing problems for the L.A. Lakers as a whole. According to ESPN, there has been an increased tension in the locker room since the footage appeared online, which is making for poor on-court performances. Russell is being isolated by his teammates who are reportedly finding it difficult to trust him.
“This was a prank gone wrong and a mistake by [Russell], and he has to be held accountable, but I would hope he isn’t overly criticized for it,” an insider said.
It remains unclear whether Young and Azalea plan to move forward with their wedding. The couple announced on March 18 that they would be postponing their nuptials due to scheduling conflicts.