Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Appearance Over Past Homophobic and Racist Tweets
As our friends on the other side of the state are gearing up for their own Pride celebration this weekend, their controversial headliner, Iggy Azalea, has pulled out of her scheduled Pittsburgh “Pride in the Street” performance after backlash from the LGBTQ community over her past racist and homophobic remarks.
Attitude Magazine is reporting that the rapper has canceled her June 13th appearance after numerous LGBTQ groups and openly gay City Council president Bruce Kraus threatened to boycott the event if Azalea attended.
Attitude writers disclosed Azalea’s previous comments that caused the firestorm:
“In the past, Azalea has posted tweets including: ‘When guys whisper in each others ears I always think its kinda homo’, and ‘Wondered why my butt felt like it was about to grow legs, flip me off & walk away. then I remembered i played soccer yestrdy w 5 dyke bitches’.
She has also been accused of racist language after previously tweeting: ‘When the relay starts, I’m a runaway slave-master’ and ‘Just saw 5 black men get arrested out the front of popeyes. #damn #stereotypes’.”
Azalea took to Twitter yesterday to make the following statement:
A message to Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/Jm6ZyX0Xyc
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2015