Iggy Azalea’s spring tour, scheduled to have started next month, has been postponed until the fall “due to tour production delays,” according to a statement.
Azalea’s “Great Escape Tour,” one of the highest-profile pop tours of the season, was to have started April 14 in Fresno, California, and continue through May. Now it has been moved to September, with its routing schedule slightly changed. It will open Sept. 18 in San Diego and continue through Oct. 27 in Glendale, Arizona. She stops at AmericanAirlines Arena Oct. 17.
So, really, what gives?
The postponement comes as Azalea, an Australian-born rapper, has apparently ceded control of her social media accounts to her handlers.
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“Until further notice Iggy’s Instagram will be run by management,” a post announced four days ago. “Iggy is taking a break from social media.”
Azalea was nominated for four Grammy Awards last month and had one of the biggest hits of last year with Fancy, but she has also clashed with U.S. rappers like Azealia Banks over issues of race in hip-hop.
This week news reports surfaced about rumored friction between Azalea and her various business representatives. Billboard, which was the first to report the official postponement of the tour, quoted an unnamed “rep” as saying that “there’s no truth to the rumor that there’s any conflict between her and her management.”
On Tuesday afternoon, a tweet on Azalea’s official Twitter account said, “Iggz HQ: 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.”