Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Gay Pride Show After Community Backlash

Iggy Azalea
Iggy Azalea canceled her appearance at Pittsburgh Pride Steve Granitz/WireImage

Iggy Azalea just can't catch a break. The Australian rapper, 25, has seen a run of bad luck in her professional life as of late, and on Monday evening, June 8, the streak just continued.

After petitions against her and a delayed and subsequently canceled tour, Azalea took to Twitter to deliver her latest negative news. The star tweeted, "A message to Pittsburgh," and shared a screenshot of a box of text regarding her scheduled appearance at Pittsburgh's upcoming pride parade.

"I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th," the "Fancy" singer wrote. "This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTIQA communities, however I feel 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," Azalea continued. "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."

The "Black Widow" performer faced backlash ahead of her expected appearance at Pittsburgh Pride, as dissenters pulled up past tweets from Azalea, in which she used derogatory words like "dyke" and "homo."

The future Mrs. Nick Young's latest cancellation comes just one week after she scrapped her entire 2015 tour. Azalea had planned to kick off the Great Escape Tour this past April, but rescheduled her shows in March for later this spring. Then, on May 29, her team announced that the concerts would not take place at all. 

"I've had a different creative change of heart," Azalea told Seventeen. "I want to start totally anew… To be honest with you, I just feel I deserve a break."

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