I-G-G-Y gives Seventeen the lowdown.
It’s time to give her a break.
Iggy Azalea is taking a well-deserved break. Hours before news broke that her NBA player boyfriend Nick Young had proposed to her, the femcee teamed up with Seventeen to give her fans a little peace of mind by detailing why exactly the Great Escape tour was axed.
In a lengthy letter, Iggy admits that she’s had a “creative change of heart,” stressing that starting the tour in late September would really stifle this new mindset she’s entered. To top that off, the Australian heavyweight also just wants a break. Whether you like her or not, you’ve got to admit that she’s had one hell of a hustle during the last two years. That’s not to say she’s in a bad place. Iggy revealed that she just wants to enjoy the fruits of her labor and figure out what exactly she’s going to do next.
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 wasn’t just a well-orchestrated PR letter either. Iggy also offered some real talk at one point, admitting that after postponing the tour and losing out on opening acts Nick Jonas and Tinashe, she simply couldn’t find anyone fitting to jump on a trek with her. “I began the search, and to be honest, I never found someone who was available on those dates that I thought was a good fit for the tour,” she said.
Azalea seems to be well aware of all her detractors and even considered doing the tour just to “save face publicly.” Unfortunately, she came to the conclusion that saving face isn’t a good enough reason to continue with the venture, and we completely agree. Iggy is about to enter a very crucial phase in her career right now. After taking some time off, she’ll either come back hard or eventually fade away into music oblivion.
Read Iggy’s letter in its entirety here.