Break or breakdown?
That was the question on everyone’s lips once Grammy-nominated rapstress Iggy Azalea cited the need for a ‘mental break’ as the reason for the cancellation of her debut headlining tour ‘The Great Escape.’
The announcement, issued at the end of last week, came after a mountain of speculation surrounding the tour’s poor sales performance, dropping out of original opening acts Nick Jonas and Tinashe, and multiple pushbacks.
Sitting with Seventeen magazine, the Grand Hustle hitmaker gives insight on the “real reason” the tour was cancelled. Peep a portion of her lengthy statement below and weigh in:
…I just feel I deserve a break. I’ve been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly every single day. I need a break to figure out what I want my sound to progress to, and I need a break to figure out how I want my visuals to progress.
And then, on top of that, once I postponed [the tour the first time], I couldn’t find two opening acts. I began the search, and to be honest, I never found someone who was available on those dates that I thought was a good fit for the tour.
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. It was a tough decision to make, but it was the best thing.
Oh, Iggy. This just sounds like a bunch of nothing. To go from “needing more time to creatively flesh out the tour to make it the best ever” to “new tour to accompany new album” to “I was mentally drained” is the offering of entirely too many explanations for an occurrence most people will still assume is the result of poor ticket sales.
End of story: tour is cancelled and hopefully (for fans) a new one will accompany her sophomore effort. It’s easier to stick to
one lie one story and just repeat it over and over than trying to be creative with conflicting responses.
Anywho, if you need more explanation of her explanation you can peep her statement in its entirety here.