Earlier today, we reported that Nick Jonas had pulled out of rapper Iggy Azalea’s Great Escape tour, due to a scheduling conflict. Although rumors allege that poor ticket sales are the real reason behind Azalea’s tour postponement, the Aussie beauty wants her fans to know exactly why she made the “tough decision” to delay
During a new interview with AMP Radio’s Michelle & Booker, the “Beg For It” rapper opened up about why her fans will have to wait a bit longer to see her onstage.”It is my first arena tour, so it’s a big undertaking and I’m doing a lot of the creative direction, which I do for everything. … So it’s tough when it’s your first time working on an arena situation,” she shared.
“When you’re building a stage and things like that, you do it about six months in advance. My tour would have been April; we have not started building — that is not six months, that is very tight. So to get this stage done in time, I would be making a lot of sacrifices and cuts and changes and compromises would have had to be made to get this thing done in time.
“I don’t want to have an average tour with a normal stage and this kind of thing. I want people to come and really feel they got their money’s worth … and they want to come back and tell their friends about it. So that’s the risk that I took and I hope people can still come.”
Azalea also dished about allowing her management team to take over her social media outlets. “For me at the moment, I’m recording my album, I’m doing this tour. I want to make sure I’m in a good head space to where I’m not thinking about other people’s opinions or what’s going on in this in this other cyber-like world —- I really want to be focused on what I’m doing and I felt like that was getting to a point where it was taking away my focus or taking away my positive energy — sucking it into this negative space that I don’t want to be in.”