06/02/2015 10:37 am ET | Updated Jun 02, 2015

Iggy Azalea Canceled 'Great Escape' Tour So She Can 'Start Totally Anew'

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Iggy Azalea has had a change of heart.

The Billboard chart-topping artist canceled her upcoming "Great Escape" tour on Friday, May 29. Fans who purchased tickets were informed in an email that all the dates of the tour had been canceled, and Azalea soon after tweeted an apology to her fans. But they still weren't given a reason, until now.

The "Fancy" rapper told Seventeen magazine that she's had a "different creative change of heart" and wants to "start totally anew." The tour was originally slated to kick off this spring. In March, Azalea's label, Def Jam, announced that it would be pushed back to September. While the entire tour has now been canceled, Azalea is still performing in a select few cities.

Azalea told Seventeen that going through with the tour would've held her back from improving her sound and visuals. "I am a musician and a creative person and I want to be able to perform new stuff and do new things," she said. "I feel like I'm at the end of an era now."

But Azalea also said she wants a break for herself. "On top of that, mentally," she told the magazine, "I just feel I deserve a break. I've been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly every single day." She assured fans that she's not sad or in a bad place, though.

The "Pretty Girls" rapper also apologized to her fans again, saying that canceling the tour isn't a sign of her failing or giving up. "It was a tough decision to make, but it was the best thing," she said.

For more, head to Seventeen.


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