On Friday, it was announced that Iggy Azalea's Great Escape Tour was officially cancelled — without any explanation!
The Aussie rapper opened up in an interview that there were many signs that led her to call off the tour — the biggest reason of which was the songstress wanting to go in a different direction.
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She had this to say:
"I've had a different creative change of heart. I want to start totally anew, and if I stayed on my tour, that would mean I wouldn't even be able to start working on that until after Christmas."
The 24-year-old also wanted to have some well-deserved rest and relaxation before performing around the world:
"On top of that, mentally, to be honest with you, I just feel I deserve a break. I've been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly every single day. 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. I need a break from everything to just enjoy what I worked so hard for, and I don't really feel like I've had a chance to do that. 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."
Nick Young's fiance also explained that going through with a tour when she wanted to explore a new direction would be creatively stifling. She continued:
"I am a musician and a creative person and I want to be able to perform new stuff and do new things. I feel like I'm at the end of an era now. To go on a tour in late September and to stay in that mindset of what I'd envisioned for that tour, I feel like that would stifle me.
"There are people thinking it's me giving up, or me failing at something, somehow. I said to a friend the other day, 'The only reason why at this point I would stay and do this tour is to save face publicly, or to not endure publicly what people will say if I cancel it,' and that's not a good enough reason to do something. So that's the choice I made."
We totally support the rapper for making the tough decision on her own terms! With some time off, we can expect an even better tour down the road!
Rest up, Iggy!
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