Iggy Azalea's first North American tour in four years has been canceled. Shortly after tour-opener CupcakKe dropped out of Azalea's upcoming Bad Girls Tour, the rapper shared that the whole thing was being called off.
Azalea told her fans on Twitter that the decision was made for her, after Live Nation shared news of the cancellation with Variety. She said that she hopes to be able to make the dates up at some unspecified future date.
"Believe me - I was really excited for this tour... and I'm genuinely disappointed it cant happen this year," she wrote. The choice was out of my hands and not my call to make. I hope I will get to see you all in person one day."
Azalea said that she was going to use the unexpected downtime to keep working on new music.
"All I can do is keep pushing, keep recording and keep a smile on my face," she said.
CupcakKe shared details of what went wrong on her end, backing up Iggy's story that the problems with the tour didn't come from the New Classic rapper.
"Listen y'all, I went from getting paid 330k on this tour to 30k that's what I mean by 'change plans,'" she wrote on Twitter. "THIS WAS NOT IGGY THAT CHANGED PLANS! It was the ones that put it together! Iggy knows I love her. I just need that bag IN FULL."
Azalea's last North American tour met a similar fate. All the way back in 2015, she was meant to tour with the support of Nick Jonas and Tinashe. A change in scheduling forced both of those openers out and Azalea had trouble finding replacements.
“I began the search, and to be honest, I never found someone who was available on those dates that I thought was a good fit for the tour,” Azalea told Seventeen at the time.
In this case, the unknowns around the tour lead to a lack of promotion.
"As we were not able to fill the support slots on the tour in the fall, due to so many artists already having commitments and working this summer, we had not advertised or promoted the new shows since last winter,” AEG Live Senior VP Debra Rathwell explained in an interview with Billboard.
Fans who purchased tickets for this most recent trek, which was meant to run from October 27 to Dec. 4 with stops in 21 cities, can get refunds from their point of purchase.