Rapper T-Pain was slated to head out on his 1UP DLC Tour this fall, but the trek has been cut after shows didn’t sell.
Rather than lie about why the shows were cancelled, T-Pain took to Instagram to explain what really went down. In a video, he said that his team set up the tour in September and “some corners got cut” and “production went missing,” noting that he “wasn’t hands-on with the planning and things as I should have been because I’ve been busy as hell.” He was hoping that excitement would pass on from the first 1UP Tour, but that didn’t happen this time around.
“I thought since the first 1UP Tour went well and sold out every city, it should be good,” he said. “Having said that, I’m gonna take it upon myself to cancel. It just would have been a bad look for me and it wouldn’t have been entertaining for y’all.”
Nonetheless, T-Pain harbors some of the guilt and said that he would rather tell his fans the truth, explaining that “you can’t hold onto a mistake just because you spent a long time making it.”
“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 f*cked 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.”
The tour was set to make stops in cities like Detroit, Austin, Tempe, Seattle, and Philadelphia throughout November before wrapping-up in San Francisco on November 23. He was also slated to appear at the inaugural Miami Beach Pop Festival in South Beach, which was postponed earlier this month.