No escaping this blunder. Iggy Azalea planned to tour the United States this year as a part of her scheduled 2015 Great Escape Tour, but her team reportedly announced on Friday, May 29, that the tour has been cancelled in its entirety.
Plans for the "Fancy" rapper's shows began to unravel this past March. The Aussie, 24, pushed back multiple concerts "due to tour production delays," but shot down rumors that the full tour itself was cancelled.
"To accommodate for creative team availability and tour production plans, it was determined that the tour will not be ready this spring," Azalea's team said at the time. "It is extremely important to Iggy that she delivers the show she envisaged to share with her fans and that requires more time in development… The tour getting pushed back only means that it'll be way more amazing than it would've been in April. Good things take time."
Unfortunately for the often-embattled star, the brief delay turned into a swift scrapping. "The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase," the new statement from Azalea's camp reportedly reads. "There will be a new tour planned around Iggy's new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience."
The headlining tour was planned to promote Azalea's recent efforts, including Reclassified, the reissue of her 2014 album The New Classic, and "Pretty Girls," her new single with Britney Spears.
The shows would've been the star's first run since she became a worldwide sensation, taking home honors for her music at the Billboard Music Awards, American Music Awards, BET Hip Hop Awards, and MTV Video Music Awards. Azalea, who is no longer expected to tour anytime soon, even nabbed four nominations at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Azalea's success has not been without backlash, however, as she has faced a significant amount of hate on social media. The "Black Widow" rapper handed her accounts over to her team earlier this year, distancing herself after receiving one too many hateful messages. Earlier this week, Billboard Music Awards viewers created an online petition against the star to rescind the Top Rap Song honor she won at the show.
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