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Iggy Azalea explains why spring tour has been scrapped

Iggy Azalea has broken her silence after postponing her spring tour, revealing she scrapped the dates because she's "a psychopath".

The Fancy hitmaker has rescheduled gigs on her The Great Escape Tour to later in the year (15) so she can perfect the stage sets and production.


Appearing on radio station AMP 97.1 on Thursday (12Mar15), the Australian rapper said, "It's my first arena tour so it's a big undertaking and I'm doing a lot of the creative direction... We're doing a custom stage and custom build... (and) 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.


"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... So I really considered what do I want to do: keep and honor the tickets and this date for fans but not (put on) the show I'd envisioned or kind of promised them, a lesser version of it with maybe not so many people like jumping out of the ceilings and flying all over the place, or do I want to move it and have the absolute best show, the show that I envisioned? Obviously I've chosen to move it."


The news of the rescheduled dates comes amid reports of a conflict between Azalea and her management, but a Def Jam Recordings representative insists, "It's important to Iggy that she delivers the show she envisaged to share with her fans and that requires more time in development... There's no truth to the rumor that there's any conflict between her and her management."


The planned spring tour will now kick off in San Diego, California on 18 September (15).