Iggy Azalea to Open for Beyoncé

Rapper/model performing for Bey's Australia dates.

Posted: 07/30/2013 08:20 AM EDT

Iggy Azalea is going back to her homeland, this time with Beyoncé. The Island Def Jam rapper/Wilhelmina model announced via Twitter Sunday (June 28) that she's the opening act Down Under for the Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, and will hit the stage for the New Zealand dates as well.

"That was my special news for Australia!" she wrote. "Can't wait to join this tour! thank you so much to everyone for supporting me! and thanks beyonce!"

Answering a few fan tweets, Iggy also noted that she will have new staging and new costumes designed by Pucci; and no plans to perform any shows other than those that are part of the Mrs. Carter Show.

Her Tweets were punctuated by smiling and crying (happy tears, we imagine) emoticons.

Previously, Iggy and Bey shared a bill in London, June 1, for a charity event for Chime for Change, a "community of people working to promote education, health and justice for every girl, every woman, everywhere." Iggy has also been on tour in the U.K. as the opening act for Rita Ora, who is signed to Mr. Carter's Roc Nation; and has hit other European dates with Def Jam's Nas.

Iggy's Island Def Jam debut, The New Classic, is slated for September. It will be her first full-length studio release and her first project since splitting from T.I.'s Grand Hustle. The album is led by her singles "Work" and "Bounce."

The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour kicks off in Australia Oct. 17 at the Auckland Vector Arena. 

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