Iggy Azalea: I’m a psychopath

Iggy Azalea has spoken about why her The Great Escape Tour was postponed.

Iggy Azalea claims her US concert tour was postponed because she is a “psychopath”.

The 24-year-old Australian rapper’s record label Def Jam announced earlier this week her forthcoming The Great Escape Tour, which was supposed to launch this spring, has now been rescheduled to kick off in the fall.

On Thursday Iggy addressed the delay, noting she is too much of a perfectionist and needed a bit more time to finalise details.

“It is bumped back because I am a psychopath,” Iggy revealed during an interview with AMP 97.1 radio station. “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… when you’re building a stage and things like that, you do it about six months in advance.”

Iggy noted she and her production crew haven’t even started work on some crucial elements of the show.

With this in mind, the Fancy songstress doesn’t want to rush things.

“My tour would’ve been April, we have not started building,” she explained. “That is not six months, that is very tight, and so 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 to get this thing done in time. So I really considered what do I want to do: keep and honour the tickets and this date for fans but not 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, and obviously I’ve chosen to move it."

Iggy’s The Great Escape Tour kicks off in San Diego, California on September 18.
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Thursday, 12. March 2015