Published Oct 23, 2019This year has seen artists postpone or cancel tours due to personal injury or lack of family time, but when it comes to T-Pain's freshly axed dates behind this year's 1UP album, he would rather be honest about why he bailed.
Confirming the "1UP DLC Tour" cancellation in a video on Instagram, T-Pain explained that "some corners got cut...production went missing" when his team began setting up the itinerary last month.
"I wasn't as hands-on with the planning and things as I should have been because I've been busy as hell," he admitted.
"I thought since the first '1UP Tour' went well and sold out every city, it should be good," he said, recalling an earlier leg of dates he completed earlier this year. "Having said that, I'm gonna take it upon myself to cancel [the tour]. It just would have been a bad look for me and it wouldn't have been entertaining for y'all."
The biggest reveal comes when T-Pain claims he was asked to lie about why the tour was cancelled.
"I was advised to lie about this and say that I needed some time, or I needed some alone time or me time or some shit like that," he said. "We fucked up. I'm gonna keep it real with y'all. Most artists lie. Whenever concerts get cancelled or tours get cancelled, it's for low ticket sales."
In the caption, T-Pain wrote that refunds will be available for those who had purchased tickets.
"I just had to take it upon myself to make that decision and let that go," he said of the cancellation. "Something I've always gone by; you can't hold on to a mistake just 'cause you spent a long time making it."
T-Pain added that he was "really still debating if I'll drop the 1UP DLC album," though the arrival of the follow-up effort would be "more than likely." The surprise 1UP, which arrived in February, featured Lil Wayne, Tory Lanez, Boosie Badazz and more.
The now-cancelled "1UP DLC Tour" had T-Pain playing 12 dates in the United States throughout November.