Iggy Azalea recently performed at a concert in Saudi Arabia. Still, the event took an unexpected turn as authorities shut down the show in between, leaving the 33-year-old rapper unable to complete her performance.
The concert was part of the e-sports and gaming event Gamers8, held at Boulevard Riyadh City. Despite her excitement to headline an all-women lineup and provide inspiration to her fans, Iggy’s performance was cut short, prompting her to address the situation and offer an explanation.
Unexpected Show Disruption
The concert, however, faced an abrupt halt due to authorities’ intervention. Iggy Azalea took to social media to apologize to her fans and share the reason behind the show’s unexpected conclusion. She conveyed her love and appreciation to the Saudi Arabian audience and expressed her regret for not being able to complete the performance.
Iggy Azalea Explains Why Saudi Arabian Authorities Shut Down Her Concert
In her statement, Iggy Azalea revealed that the concert’s premature ending was not the fault of the show organizers. She via her Twitter account explained that authorities decided to halt the performance due to an incident involving her attire. Iggy indicated that her pants had split during the show, which prompted her to change them.
She wrote “Saudi Arabia please know to everyone at the show tonight…
I LOVE YOU!!!
And I’m soooooo sorry I wasn’t allowed to finish my show 😭
It’s not the promoter who put on the shows fault so show them kindness because they are amazing people and we all wanted to continue but were not allowed by authorities because of my pants splitting.”
When a fan asked, “They really wouldn’t let you just change pants?”
Iggy replied “I did but I also said, “Ladies make some noise, it’s a woman’s world!” And apparently, that sent the authorities over the edge. Lol
I’m cool I just didn’t want the fans to be sad or angry at the show organizers cause it wasn’t their control or mine it was the police at the side of the stage.
She shared that an interaction with the audience—where she exclaimed “Ladies make some noise, it’s a woman’s world!”—apparently led authorities to shut down the show.
Remaining Positive Amidst the Situation
Iggy Azalea maintained a positive attitude despite the show’s disruption. She acknowledged the efforts of the show organizers and asked her fans to show them kindness, as they were not responsible for the unexpected ending. Iggy emphasized that the authorities made the decision at the side of the stage.
Iggy Azalea’s Saudi Arabia concert took an unexpected turn as authorities halted the show prematurely. The rapper addressed the situation on social media, expressing her love for her fans while offering an explanation for the show’s sudden ending. Despite the unfortunate events, Iggy’s positive response reflects her commitment to her audience and dedication to delivering an inspiring performance.