Nelly Furtado took a break from music because she parted ways with her management for personal reasons.

Nelly Furtado

Nelly Furtado

The 'I'm Like a Bird' hitmaker - who has 13-year-old daughter Nevis with ex Jasper Gahunia - struggled with juggling being a mother ate the age of 22 and her music career and she was forced to take time out when her business relationship failed.

In an interview with Refinery 29, she revealed: "My life was pretty much on fast-forward from the age of 20.

"I signed my first record deal, and then it was constant juggling of my work and my home life. I became a mother at quite a young age, I was 25, then I had a long-term business relationship [with her ex-manager] who was like a father figure to me. A couple of years ago I realised we had to part ways, and when that ended I took a look at a bunch of stuff in my life, and had this urge to simplify it. I didn't quit music, but I quit juggling. I thought, 'I'm going to clean my own toilet and wash my own underwear!'"

The 38-year-old singer says her latest album 'The Ride' was her channeling her emotions creatively and realising what she wanted from life by digging out the "truth" from the people around her.

She explained: "The album is all realisations. I didn't wanna be surrounded by bull**** anymore; I want to demand truth from the people around me and from myself. It's about dreams not always matching up to reality and coming out of the other side."

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