Iggy Azalea Explains Why She Postponed Her Tour

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Just days after announcing that her very first headlining North America tour has been postponed, Iggy Azalea is doing damage control clearing the air about just why all her shows has been rescheduled until this fall.

Is is due to poor ticket sales? Are people finally fed up with her problematic behavior? Here’s the actual lowdown from I-g-g-y herself.

“It is bumped back because I am a psychopath. It’s my first arena tour so it’s a big undertaking and I’m doing a lot of the creative direction … so it’s tough when it’s your first time working on an arena situation,” the rapper tells 97.1 AMP Radio on Wednesday. “When you’re building a stage and things like that, you do it about six months in advance. My tour would’ve been April [and] we have not started building. That is not six months. That is very tight, and so to get this stage kind of done in time I would be making a lot of sacrifices and cuts and changes — and compromises would have to be made to get this thing done in time.”

“I really considered what do I want to do: keep and honor the tickets and this date for fans but not the show [what] I had envisioned or kind of promised them — a lesser version of it with maybe not so many people jumping out of the ceilings and flying all over the place — or do I want to move it and have the absolute best show,” she continues. “Obviously, I’ve chosen to move it.”

Though Azalea is insisting that her The Great Escape Tour has been pushed back for production reasons, initial reports suggest that the delay is actually caused by the Australian star’s refusal to engage in any promotion. According to The Wrap, the 24-year-old is also being “increasingly unresponsive to her management” and has “disengaged from her core team.”

Opening acts Nick Jonas and Tinashe have both dropped out from the tour. No replacement has been announced.

As of now, the first show of the tour is set for Sept. 18 in San Diego, Calif. There are currently 20 stops scheduled in Canada and the United States.