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Speculation has been running rampant about why Iggy Azalea decided to outright cancel her “Great Escape” tour. The Australian and just engaged rapper has issued a statement clarifying why the tour is off and she chalks it up to needing a “mental break,” not low ticket sales. 

The Grand Hustle rapper issued a statement explaining her decision to Seventeen magazine—versus, ya know, a Hip-Hop publication or website.

“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,” she wrote on Seventeen.

She continued, “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.”

This is where we point out that Iggy Azalea has a grand total of one album and this is precisely the time to power through since fans are so fickle. No shade, though.

Check out her full statement over at Seventeen.

Photo: WENN.com

 

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