Iggy Azalea Cancels Gay Pride Performance in Pittsburgh
First came the cancellation of her “Great Escape” tour, now comes the cancellation of her Pittsburgh show.
On Monday, June 8, Iggy Azalea announced via Twitter that she has decided to cancel her upcoming show for Pittsburgh gay pride.
“This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTQIA communities, however I feel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event,” she wrote.
Check out Iggy’s full apologetic essay below:
Iggy was essentially forced to cancel her show after several LGBTQ organizations withdrew from the event in boycott of Azalea’s past homophobic and racial slurs on Twitter.
Before becoming the mainstream artist that she is today, Iggy tweeted a number of homophobic and racist statements and several LGBTQ communities caught wind of those past remarks.
Though Iggy has since apologized for her Twitter mistakes and ignorant views, the people of Pittsburgh were just not having it.
The past few weeks have been a rough one for Iggy.
She’s received backlash for recently winning the Billboard Award for Top Rap Song, she recently cancelled her “Great Escape” tour, and now she is canceling her Pittsburgh show.
Though Iggy Azalea had one of the hottest singles out last summer, it seems that her stardom and popularity has taken a huge blow.
Will she bounce back? We’ll just have to wait and see. But right now it’s not looking good. Cue in Iggy’s PR team…she needs some serious damage control.
Let Iggy’s latest scandal be a lesson to all…be careful what you put online, it may just come back to haunt you.
Let’s hope you’ve learned from your mistakes Iggy and let’s hope that your views have changed for the better.
Do you think Iggy will be able to bounce back from her recent scandals? Sound off below!