Iggy Azalea has canceled her Great Escape Tour, which she had previously postponed.
The rapper confirmed the news on Twitter on Friday, writing, “As u may know, the tour is cancelled. I’m so sad and sorry to let my fans down… we’ll be back out on the road when the next album is done.”
The tour was originally scheduled to kick off in April but was pushed back to fall with dates set to start on Sept. 18 in San Diego and wrap on Oct. 27 in Glendale, Arizona.
“The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase,” read an email sent out to ticketholders, according to reports.. “There will be a new tour planned around Iggy’s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
This decision obviously shocked many of her fans, and now she’s explaining what exactly went wrong.
Azalea told Seventeen that in addition to having “a different creative change of heart,” she also needed a break “to figure out what I want my sound to progress to.” “I’ve been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly every single day,” she said. “I’m not in a bad place. I think sometimes when you say you need a mental break, people are like, ‘
A mental break? Be sure you don’t have a breakdown because you’re sad.’ No, not necessarily. It’s very emotionally draining to be on all the time and going all the time, planning all the time. It’s a lot, and it’s tough.”
There were also more logistic factors involved in her decision, including not being able to find two opening acts.
“It just seemed like it was so many things pointing me in the direction of not doing [the tour], that I finally thought, when enough things come your way, you can’t ignore the signs,” Azalea said. “It’s not easy to decide that the best thing to do is cancel a tour, but that’s the best thing for me. I don’t want to disappoint fans. I feel really bad. It was a tough decision to make, but it was the best thing.”