Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Performance: “I Am Sorry To Anyone I Have Offended”
A few weeks ago, it was recently revealed that Iggy Azalea will be the headlining performer for Pittsburgh’s Pridefest — yet many were not happy with the decision. The city’s LGBTQ community expressed their displeased feelings due to the rapper’s alleged racist and homophobic remarks on social media.
Now, I-G-G-Y has cancelled her Pridefest appearance amid the backlash, and shared the reasons behind the decision on Twitter. The “Pretty Girls” rapstress stated:
“I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th. This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTIQA communities however if eel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event. I am a firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have. The last thing I want is for something so carelessly said to be interpreted as reflective of my character. I meant to no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words. As an adult I would never use them because I understand they play a detrimental role in the fight for issues that I do truly believe in. I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed & I wish all my fans and friends participating in Pride the best of luck.”
The past few weeks have been quite the whirlwind for Iggy, who recently cancelled The Great Escape tour and also got engaged to Nick Young on his 30th birthday. View the rapper’s Twitter statement about Pittsburgh’s Pridefest in full below.
A message to Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/Jm6ZyX0Xyc
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2015
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