Iggy Azalea

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Iggy Azalea first postponed her Great Escape tour, and then she officially canceled it, but without an explanation. Now the newly engaged star tells Seventeen magazine why she made the tough decision to call the whole thing off, despite her incredible success so far.

Although there are several reasons why the "Fancy" singer decided to call it quits on her tour, it all came down to a having different ideas. "I've had a different creative change of heart," she says. "I want to start totally anew, and if I stayed on my tour, that would mean I wouldn't even be able to start working on that until after Christmas."

And with no end in sight, Iggy decided that it was time to take a little bit of a rest. "On top of that, mentally, to be honest with you, I just feel I deserve a break," she explains. "I've been going non-stop for the past two years, nearly every single day. I'm not in a bad place. I think sometimes when you say you need a mental break, people are like, 'A mental break? Be sure you don't have a breakdown because you're sad.' No, not necessarily."

Iggy Azalea, Billboard Music Awards 2015

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With a grueling schedule and no time to just sit back and enjoy what she has earned, she explains enough was enough and it was time for a rest. Plus, with a fresh mind after taking time off, she'll be able to really hone her creative ideas for the future.

"It's very emotionally draining to be on all the time and going all the time, planning all the time. It's a lot, and it's tough. I need a break from everything to just enjoy what I worked so hard for, and I don't really feel like I've had a chance to do that," she adds. "I need a break to figure out what I want my sound to progress to, and I need a break to figure out how I want my visuals to progress."

She also is very honest when it comes to talking about her material. Although many people are "just" discovering it, Iggy explains that performing the same songs over and over can "kind of wear on you."

"I am a musician and a creative person and I want to be able to perform new stuff and do new things," she adds. "I feel like I'm at the end of an era now. To go on a tour in late September and to stay in that mindset of what I'd envisioned for that tour, I feel like that would stifle me."

But at the end of the day, Iggy couldn't find two opening acts that she thought would be "a good fit" for her tour. With everything adding up, Iggy decided she couldn't ignore "the signs."

"There are people thinking it's me giving up, or me failing at something, somehow," she continues. "I said to a friend the other day, 'The only reason why at this point I would stay and do this tour is to save face publicly, or to not endure publicly what people will say if I cancel it,' and that's not a good enough reason to do something. So that's the choice I made."

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