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Iggy Azalea, 28, hits back after being trolled for dating young rapper Playboi Carti, 23

Iggy Azalea finally confirmed her long rumoured relationship with rapper Playboi Carti on Saturday, only to be trolled over the couple’s age difference.

The Australian star, 28, was forced to defend the five-year age gap between herself and her young beau, 23, after being slammed by online trolls on Instagram.

Respond to one critical comment, the blonde rapper wrote: ‘He just turned 23, he’s five years younger than I am…’

Hitting back: Iggy Azalea finally confirmed her long rumoured relationship with rapper Playboi Carti (pictured) on Saturday, only to be trolled over the couple's age difference

Hitting back: Iggy Azalea (L) finally confirmed her long rumoured relationship with rapper Playboi Carti (R) on Saturday, only to be trolled over the couple’s age difference

She continued: ‘Is that unusual to you, because almost everyone I know isn’t the exact age as the person they date. 

‘Y’all act like he’s some lil kid that just left school or I’m some old ass woman. We are both in our 20s get off my nutz [sic].’ 

Iggy and Carti made their relationship Instagram official on Saturday by sharing a loved-up photo of themselves canoodling on a couch.

Official: Iggy and Carti made their relationship Instagram official on Saturday by sharing a loved-up photo of themselves canoodling on a couch

Official: Iggy and Carti made their relationship Instagram official on Saturday by sharing a loved-up photo of themselves canoodling on a couch

The Kream rapper’s latest romance comes less than two months after she confirmed that she was dating NFL player DeAndre Hopkins.

However, the next day both Iggy and DeAndre took to social media claiming to be single, leaving fans confused.

The surgically-enhanced blonde has started focusing on her music career over the last few months after a lengthy hiatus.

Back to work! The surgically-enhanced blonde has started focusing on her music career over the last few months after a lengthy hiatus

Back to work! The surgically-enhanced blonde has started focusing on her music career over the last few months after a lengthy hiatus

She released her new EP Survive the Summer in August, which peaked at No. 144 on the Billboard 200 chart.

Lead single Kream stalled at No. 96 on the Hot 100, but managed to become a minor hit on YouTube. 

She’s currently preparing for an American tour with fellow female rappers CupcakKe and Saweetie.

Hitting the road: Iggy's currently preparing for an American tour with fellow female rappers CupcakKe and Saweetie

Hitting the road: Iggy’s currently preparing for an American tour with fellow female rappers CupcakKe and Saweetie

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