Iggy Azalea on ‘Great Escape’ Tour Cancellation: ‘I Needed A Mental Break

Published: Tuesday 2nd Jun 2015 by Rashad
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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:

Via Seventeen:

…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.

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  1. Queen Riah June 2, 2015

    We support you IGGY! Ignore the hate it’s marlin you more famous. Congrats on the marriage Hun!!!!!!!

    • maurice June 2, 2015

      the hate for this girl is unreal.
      They acting like she killed somebody. I would not consider her music rap, nor do I think she writes her own rhymes, but I respect the fact that she is another female who is making moves in music. I am always happy to see women winning.
      I also love the fact that she collabs with other female artists, i.e Rita (who I’m not too fond of) and Jennifer Hudson.

      • ok June 2, 2015

        Drkae and Nicki were hated on too. Drake has had it worse than any rapper in this generation. That’s just the HIP HOP WORLD, the mainstream media just doesn’t cover the other rap beefs as much.
        Her schedule is no tougher than Nicki, Pink, Beyonce, Taylor, Katy, Drake, Rihanna or J Cole’s schedules have been in the past ….
        She’s just not made for the entertainment industry.

  2. Sandra June 2, 2015

    Or the tickets weren’t selling..? Good luck tho Iggy!

    • SHEEESH June 2, 2015

      NEED A BREAK? REALLY? NICKI MINAJ HAS BEEN ON BILLBOARD SINCE THE DAY SHE FIRST CHARTED, 6 YEARS AND SHE HAS NEVER NOT HAD A SONG ON BILLBOARD…AND HOW QUICKLY WE FORGET HOW MUCH HATE NICKI MINAJ ONCE RECEIVED. THAT H** WAS TORN FROM LIMB TO LIMB. AND WE KNOW NICKI HAS SEEN ALLLL THE HATE ONLINE, BECAUSE SHE STAYS LURKING! IGGY THE ONLY FEMALE RAPPER THAT CANT TAKE THE HEAT.

  3. #TeamTinashe Stan (Tinashe Will Perform Tomorrow On Good Morning America) June 2, 2015

    I may not rock with her music all the way but Iggy Iggz got my support. Internet bullies are so lonely.. smh

    • Good Riddance June 2, 2015

      Tinashe Aquarius slays me! Im about to stan for her. Never thought she was that good.

  4. Aurora June 2, 2015

    Lets be real she had a couple of big hit singles and that’s it,her albums don’t sell and she was more hype than substance…..her tour was always going to flop regardless and all the backlash she gets from every angle doesn’t help either

  5. RihNavy June 2, 2015

    This post is about to be in shambles…anyways, I can understand the mental breakdown, and needing a break as well as her needing to cancel because, if she wouldn’t have gotten an adequate number of audience goers, then people would’ve dragged her even more and called her a flop. Not to mention, had she canceled any shows anytime during that tour, she would’ve had to pay out of pocket for those dates or reschedule and with her JUST starting out, that wouldn’t be a smart move. NOT to mention, her team had no business gassing her up to make her believe she was ready for a stadium tour. Her album was cute, but it wasn’t the kind of album that made you think “wow, let’s go spend money on a tour”, she had ONE #1, that doesn’t equate to much when you’re trying to tour, you can’t piggy back off of Fancy, especially because Beg For It and Black Widow we’re moderately received in mainstream. Anyways, this also proves Tinashe didn’t ditch Iggy for Nicki, if anything, Iggy Co-Signed and confirmed it was a scheduling issue. But I hope she takes the break she needs, finds her own accent and comes back harder next year.

  6. Quinton251 aka Lil Wayne Stan June 2, 2015

    U wanted this life, I hate when celebrities b**** about how they hate bullies. If u don’t like then ask Satan for a refund.

  7. BeyRihLiyah June 2, 2015

    can you say cover up we already know the deal low ticket sales and your done so that’s why it got canceled

  8. Mark111 June 2, 2015

    If you’re breaking down after just ywo years, then you’re not built for superstardom. Rihanna worked almost 4 years stright with back to back to back to back albums TWICE! Beyonce went a great length from group to solo to group right after that to solo and didn’t take a break until she had Blue (With movies in between might I add). And don’t get me started with the Mariahs, Janets, Britney and so on. Maybe if she had of spent more time getting it ogether Vs responding to each and every hater on twitter/ you know what, I won’t.

    • Barb B**** June 2, 2015

      Wow. Something I agree with you on.

  9. Mark111 June 2, 2015

    BTW haters, Home is still in the top 10 at #10 after 10 weeks. I thought it was a flop? Hahahahahaha

    • Keri Qween June 2, 2015

      Flop? I think they meant Epic

      • BeyRihLiyah June 2, 2015

        no I think they mean flop like Keri’s whole existence

  10. BeyRihLiyah June 2, 2015

    this hoeee is complaining about working ? you signed up for this she is WEAK!!!!!!!!

  11. SLAYRIAH CAREY (TOUR DE FORCE) June 2, 2015

    This flop tried to cling to my Britney for relevance. Iggy and Nicki are jokes. They need to get gone already. At least Iggy is a one-hit wonder… Nicki never topped the charts 🙁

    • DEL BEY June 2, 2015

      So you stan for brain dead britney too? dead

      • Mark111 June 2, 2015

        A Beyonce stan is questioning someone’s intelligence? Britney’s brain has more activity than your blog.

      • DEL BEY June 2, 2015

        here we f****** go again, shut up SkidMark with your dead and dusty drags, you a weak b**** lol #comeharder

    • Slayty Perry (KP4 Coming Soon) June 2, 2015

      Death @ anyone clinging to anyone!! Pretty Girls would’ve seen the top 40 if it wasn’t for Iggy, I can’t!!!

  12. BeyRihLiyah June 2, 2015

    this is why Beyoncé Giselle is the HBIC she is a BEAST she is a strong woman bey literally was touring working on album/ shooting music videos for the album and then went back out on tour Bey is beast she is a true grinder she is the definition of a hardworker IGGY IS WEAK SHE IS TIRED FROM NOTHING!

    • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

      I agree that I-G-G-Y is tired from nothing. I don’t care that “she” is taking a break cuz I don’t care for her music. But the fact that she said this, is what a lot of artist do that I hate.

      • BeyRihLiyah June 2, 2015

        she is weak minded the music /entertainment industry isn’t for her she should just get a job at red lobster

      • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

        Lol!

  13. DEL BEY June 2, 2015

    you needed more ticket sales hun

  14. Tranet ghost whisper Jackson June 2, 2015

    Flopnet tour will get canceled next cause the general public has been ignoring her since 2002

    • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

      Do blogs get spam now? Cuz Idk. This recurring responder keeps messaging.

    • Keri Qween June 2, 2015

      Jermaine dupri is this you? Kii mad because janet is with a billionaire now and not your broke ass

  15. Lake Erie June 2, 2015

    Yea, like others said on here. It’s been 2 years and now you’re complaining? Smh. You ain’t no where near where you think you should be. You have ways to go. Nicki hasn’t taken a break that I know of since she broke off from Gucci so this some BS.
    Good luck to her dumb ass though. Smh

  16. RihNavy June 2, 2015

    Some of y’all really have to stop talking about how “if you wanted this life then you knew what was going to come with it”. Look beyond the fact that these are celebrities, no one asks to be bullied and no one asked to be made fun of for their accent, or for their looks. These celebrities are still very much human

    • Tranet ghost whisper Jackson June 2, 2015

      Exactly everybody has their breaking point(bi,e, brittney) they’re human too and get h

    • Tranet ghost whisper Jackson June 2, 2015

      Exactly everybody has their breaking point(b,e, brittney) they’re human too and get hurt by words no matter how thick their skin is

    • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

      True enough but this isn’t someone like Rihanna. This is Iggy A damn zealia. What has she done for real? I know that collabo with Brit wasn’t the final straw for her.

      Man! That’s how you know her ass is suspect as f***. Ain’t no way in hell any female MC took a break after their first album. Smh. I can’t think of none. She got the fame and now she content. And she about to marry a basketball player??????? Smh
      You tell me what you think?

      • RihNavy June 2, 2015

        I see no lies in any of what you just said. I will say that, I think a lot of people forget that she doesn’t have the IDGAF attitude of Nicki and Rih, not to mention Iggy is a gimmick, which might sound ironic to some, but she is. John Shaver literally wrote EVERY track on her album. Her flow probably isn’t her own, but talent aside, she’s an Australian girl, perpetuating what T.I. And her label want from her. She ain’t cut out for this life

      • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

        Lol yea you right. She don’t. And that’s a shame. .
        What a mess Smh. Lol.

    • Mark111 June 2, 2015

      Iggly haven’t been bullied any more than any other star. You think Iggy got a fraction what MJ, Whiteny, Britney, Miley and so mant other have gotten? I promise you, Rihanna, Taylor and Beyonce gets trashed more on twitter than Iggy right now.

      • RihNavy June 2, 2015

        True, but I also my think Iggy has the best team because anyone that’s SMART KNOWS not to let their artist read every tweet, or post. That’s the difference, if the girl was booked more, like Rihanna and Nicki, she wouldn’t have time to read that sh*t, let’s be serious.

      • RihNavy June 2, 2015

        *doesn’t have the best team.

  17. Slay_Hive June 2, 2015

    What did she need a mental break from?? ???? She wasn’t selling tickets because she has no catalog or relevance. Her time been up!

    • Mark111 June 2, 2015

      She was going to perform Fancy 20 times.

      • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

        Lmao!
        #JustLikeDis.

    • RihNavy June 2, 2015

      ????????????????????????????????????????

  18. Mark111 June 2, 2015

    She was going to perform Fancy 20 times. She could’ve gotten Ciara to open for her, god knows she could use a bigger stage. And Rita and Ejected Blake. There you go girl.

    • #TeamTinashe Stan (Tinashe Will Perform Tomorrow On Good Morning America) June 2, 2015

      No not Ejected Blake! That is wrong. Hehe.

  19. Jamie June 2, 2015

    This chick probably pregnant with a cabbage patch.

  20. Lake Erie June 2, 2015

    This girl is a fool. I don’t expect her to roll out an album right now. But who knows when in 2016 that album will come out. She honestly needed that tour to prolong this album and MOST importantly, “interest”. Cuz MuthaFuckas don’t like her for real. So she really should of just did it.
    Other female MCs would never lol.

  21. RihNavy June 2, 2015

    THAT GURL NEED SOME MILK! LAWD!

  22. @JanetCIARA_ June 2, 2015

    NEW JANET SINGLE THIS MONTH!

    • JustineSkye’s Unicorn June 2, 2015

      when will ciara?

      • Lake Erie June 2, 2015

        Ciara has a album out if you haven’t noticed. Was that what you were trying to get at?

    • JustineSkye’s Unicorn June 2, 2015

      Flop!

  23. CL is coming | SNSD, 2NE1, Sistar, T-ara, 4Minute, Exo June 2, 2015

    멘붕

  24. Barb-wire June 2, 2015

    Nooo guys the bullying is too much, I’m a victim. Guhh girl JSTFU with the excuse, you weren’t shitt anyway. You were just the white man’s experiment and now you running away with your tail between your legs like a freaking coward. Yeah run lil girl, this business is not for the likes of you.

    • CL is coming | SNSD, 2NE1, Sistar, T-ara, 4Minute, Exo June 2, 2015

      Not Roman reigns as your avi. He’s hot but crap on mic. He may aswell be brie bella

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig June 2, 2015

        It’s not that wrestler It’s Jason Momoa from Game of Thrones, who is much better looking!

      • Barb-wire June 2, 2015

        Roman who? gurl I don’t even know who you talking about but as @AnnaliseKeatingNewWig said, it’s Jason Hottie Momoa from Game of Thrones.

  25. DEL BEY June 2, 2015

    Why does mark never take a day off, you’d think TGJ were paying him

    • Tranet ghost whisper Jackson June 2, 2015

      How’s your blog doing sis 🙂

      • AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig June 2, 2015

        Better than your hairline that got snatched up from it’s roots and separated quicker than the glaciers in Ice Age 4. I’m surprised your bald headed ass had the nerve to come back here after the slaying you received last night.

      • DEL BEY June 2, 2015

        Screaming! @Annalise

  26. Barb B**** June 2, 2015

    Boo hoo hoooo!

  27. RihNavy June 2, 2015

    GO OFF NEW WIG!

  28. AnnaliseKeatingsNewWig June 2, 2015

    Who is this troll and why was it so afraid to voice it’s opinions under it’s usual username. It’s obviously a longtime commenter since it’s referencing things from the past, even though it’s only started commenting this week.
    Oh and Iggy, pick your face off the ground and try again if you really want it. I swear this woman is always playing victim instead of working through the criticism and improving. #BYE

  29. TheElusiveLamb June 2, 2015

    I can’t give this girl a pity party anymore. Did you see Nicki, Mariah, Janet, Britney, Beyoncè, Ciara, or etc crying about the negative attention & backlash they receive? NO! So please Iggy go elsewhere with that. Everyone flops in one way or another. The Payola had you feeling yourself and now the tour receipts showed you the truth. I’m tired of her crying. Next time you’ll be more careful in what you wish for…you begged for this lifestyle, so deal!

    • Barb-wire June 2, 2015

      Okay now you just being harsh kiii..

    • OMG Logic!!! June 2, 2015

      Yes, but Iggy isn’t just being criticized by the media. She’s also got the entire salty Black community of rappers on her a55 for absolutely no reason.

  30. BossB*tchBeyoncé June 2, 2015

    I’m sorry but mentally drained & tired isn’t an excuse! In 2013 alone Beyoncé headlined the super bowl shot 17 videos produced & directed her own doc recorded her album played the role of mother & wife. And did I mention she was on tour during this time!! And don’t even get me started on rihanna that girl did three albums & two tours in 3 years. So if that one number one & a couple of mediocre performances has you this tired then maybe this kinda life ain’t for you. But then we already know that!!

    • OMG Logic!!! June 2, 2015

      B1tch please! You know she had other people making her album, raising her child, and writing her lyrics. The only thing she did was show up for the photoshoots, videos, and recording of the album (and prerecorded live) vocals.

      • Barb B**** June 2, 2015

        The hate though! Beyonces work ethic is fire and always has been theres no denying it.

      • BossB*tchBeyoncé June 2, 2015

        Right boo????

  31. Boykin June 2, 2015

    A mental break from what? Since when has she had to think about anything? It’s not like she writes or own lyrics. And she obviously doesn’t think during interviews.

  32. Slayty Perry (KP4 Coming Soon) June 2, 2015

    Lmao but where does it say she had a mental break down?? Iggy just got engaged, she’s on cloud nine meanwhile you salty haters (aka Barbz) are seething to the brim! I can’t! Yall can claim flop ticket sales but unless you can provid receipts have a stadium of seats. They’re are receipts of Nicki’s tour flopping in attendance and pathetic Groupon deals but I’ve yet to see ONE receipt confirming poor ticket sales. Iggy still scalped your fav on the Hot 100 and The New Classic still scanned gold which is above average for rappers. Outside of J.Cole, Kendrick, Drake, or Eminem, what rappers are doing over 500k? Not Big Sean. Not Rick Ross. Not A$AP Rocky. Nicki with her front loaded flop barely passed 600k. I love that Iggy pisses so many people off and gets so much hate. It makes it all the more sweeter as she continues to sh*t on you haters. I was living during the Billboard Awards when she collected 3 and people were on suicide watch! Y’all keep claiming her 15 is up and I’ll be here to laugh at you guys seething when the 1st single off her second album comes and scalps.

    • Barb B**** June 2, 2015

      B**** stfu. You people are always overhyping what she does. Shes a one hit wonder flop thats all there is to it.

      • Slayty Perry (KP4 Coming Soon) June 2, 2015

        I know Barbz have a low IQ (as is required to enjoy Nicki’s “music”) but try to count with me:
        Fancy
        Problem
        Black Widow
        That’s more than one hit boo. Where is the overhype? Provide me receipts of her tour flopping. Provide me receipts of any other rapper I didn’t list selling over 500k.

      • Barb-wire June 3, 2015

        Kiii @Barbz have low IQ, hun I can’t with u self dragging not when basic payola Perry makes music for kindergarten children lol.
        And to top it you’re fucken delusional if you think low tickets sales had nothing to do with this whole mess. Didn’t you see the stats clearly showing u empty arena seats? But then again what would you expect for someone Who stans for a someone who makes T. Swift;s music sounds better?

  33. Barb B**** June 2, 2015

    Not everyones cut out for the dog eat dog world which is the music industry. But don’t play the victim just bow out quietly and gracefully. I predicted this back in 2013 when everyone was riding her c***. Shes a fad.

    • OMG Logic!!! June 2, 2015

      Well a Barb would be the expert on fads…

      • Barb B**** June 2, 2015

        How when Nicki had her highest charting single to date this year. Clearly you have no logic.

      • Barb-wire June 3, 2015

        Don’t feed that troll sis, I usually ignore it’s ass.

  34. OMG Logic!!! June 2, 2015

    Better for her to stop for a moment than to give the haters a public breakdown which is what they want.

  35. MadonnaThaDinosoaur June 2, 2015

    Lol that Katy Perry Stan can read

  36. Tranet Ghost whisper jackson June 2, 2015

    Kiiiiiiiii at that Katy Perry Stan. Drag plastic minaj

  37. Rosie June 2, 2015

    Was about to read the Bratz in here but I see Slayty Perry has already said everything that needed to be said.
    Onika is selling less than 5K a week in pure sales (not SPS) worldwide after just five months, her album barely scanned 600K (800K worldwide) with almost a year of pre-album promo and six singles (seven if you include the David Guetta song), and her “smash-hit” tour has plenty of tickets being sold on Groupon. Iggy being dragged by Social Justice uglies hiding behind Onika and Bey doesn’t change the fact that The Pinkshit isn’t “slayinG!1” as hard as you all think.

    • RihNavy June 2, 2015

      Girl, you so shady 😀

  38. ratedxxx June 2, 2015

    this is a catch 22….I understand she’s feeling some type of way about People talking Sh!t about her

    But umm sweetie you chose that life…what made you think people were going to treat you different

  39. ratedxxx June 2, 2015

    if you were a pop star no one would give a flying f*** about your lack of talents

    You chose to be a rapper..where rappers are put on a different level

    I have sympathy and yet side eyeing

    Like really…fame always comes with people who cannot stand you

    • RihNavy June 2, 2015

      THIS, I agree with.

  40. BOOBIE June 3, 2015

    This girl is WEAK! She needs self esteem counseling or something. She is not built for the music industry. If WE as regular people can ser that, imagine what her PEERS think of her. It’s already hard on her since she’s a white female ‘rapper’ but if she keeps deactivating her Twitter, taking breaks from social media and cancelling tours so early in her career, she will NEVER gain ANY respect in the music industry and she won’t last much longer. Iggy, you aint got the juice like that! *Drake voice*

  41. RANCOR June 3, 2015

    Miss me with that “people need to stop bullying her” bleeding s***. She’s getting what every celebrity gets and the minute it stops is when her career is officially over. There’s no love without hate. Her punk ass needs to stay off the internet. I don’t get why any star would be stupid enough to read boards, blogs and twitter comments about them. That’s like walking through a lions den. Do something else. If I were famous, I would avoid the Internet as much as possible. And it’s all a crock of s*** anyway. Her tour was cancelled because tickets weren’t selling. If they were, her camp wouldn’t have allowed her to cancel it.

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