Women in Music 2016

Iggy Azalea Explains Why She Escaped Her Great Escape Tour

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Iggy Azalea attends the Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Martin Bandier at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Feb. 7, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. 

Iggy Azalea finally commented on her recently canceled 2015 tour, telling Seventeen that she decided to escape The Great Escape Tour because she had a "different creative change of heart."

Iggy Azalea Confirms Great Escape Tour Cancellation

"I need a break to figure out what I want my sound to progress to," Azalea told the magazine, "and I need a break to figure out how I want my visuals to progress." Azalea skirted the standard "exhaustion" explanation, insisting that she's "not in a bad place," she just wants a chance to "enjoy what [she] worked so hard for." Azalea spoke to Seventeen prior to the public revelation that she and Nick Young were engaged to be married.

"It can kind of wear on you, too," Azalea continued, "when you've been doing the same material for a really long time." She added that she hadn't been able to find new opening acts for the postponed dates, which led her to the conclusion that "when enough things come your way, you can't ignore the signs." 

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"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," Azalea said of the Great Escape tour, "and that's not a good enough reason to do something."

Read the full interview at Seventeen