What seemed like great synergy is no more, at least not in the near future. K. Michelle has cancelled her upcoming 20-date North America tour with rapper Azealia Banks.
In a statement on Instagram, Michelle gave a detailed reasoning for the cancellation, citing being overwhelmed by her current schedule. She also touched on any possible rumors about low ticket sales or beef with Banks.
"To say I am crushed is an understatement. I try my best to push myself over the limit and if you don't listen to your body it will make you listen. While currently filming numerous television shows, readying my businesses and working on my new album, I simply cannot overexert myself anymore than I already am.
So it is with a broken heart, I have to postpone the tour with me and @AzealiaBanks at this time. Before the negativity and assumptions from naysayers and media outlets begins, I'd like for everyone to know the truth. First, there is absolutely no drama between me and Azealia. We have a mutual respect for each other as women and artists. I can't wait to get in the studio with her and for you all to hear what she's been working on. Secondly, it wasn't low ticket sales. Due to such an overwhelming response with this tour there have been conversations about adding a second show in various cities.
Above all, my fans mean the world to me and the last thing that I want to do is disappoint. I want to thank all of you for having my back and supporting me throughout the good and the bad. I can't wait for all of you to see what's in store and hear this new music! All tickets that have already been purchased will be refunded and I'll see you guys at the top next year! New album. New tour. ?? -K. Michelle"
Banks also delivered the bad news to her followers:
Hey Kunts ! I just got an email from @kmichelle team and she is unfortunately unavailable this fall so she is canceling our tour. Unfortunate news as this was my first U.S. tour. But my team will work on an alternative plan to try and keep some of the dates in order!
Presented by CENTRIC and BET, the tour would have kicked off on Sept. 15 at the Murat Theatre in Indianapolis, IN and wrap in Los Angeles on Oct. 15 at the Microsoft Theatre.