The past year has seen Iggy Azalea reach unprecedented commercial heights in her career. She’s been crowned as one of Hip Hop’s elite by a few outside media outlets with questionable track records of covering the culture, suffered enough public backlash to quit Instagram and Twitter, and has still been nominated for several GRAMMY Awards. But 2015 won’t see her “Great Escape Tour,” as the much-maligned Aussie rapper has canceled her set of fall dates. The news was announced via an email from her touring partner, AXS, and it reads as follows:
“The Iggy Azalea Great Escape Tour scheduled for this fall has been cancelled and refunds are available at point of purchase. There will be a new tour planned around Iggy’s new record to be released in 2016 and we apologize for any inconvenience.”
Despite releasing one of 2014’s most commercially successful rap singles in “Fancy,” the platinum artist quickly came under fire for charges of cultural appropriation and seemingly tone-deaf responses to such charges. While she didn’t win any of the four GRAMMY Awards she was nominated for, Iggy Azalea took home a Billboard Music Award in the category of Top Rap Song.
Iggy Azalea confirmed the news of her tour cancellation with the following message via Twitter:
“As u may know, the tour is cancelled. I’m so sad and sorry to let my fans down…we’ll be back out on the road when the next album is done.”