Iggy Azalea - Pittsburgh Pride


Iggy Azalea stays losing.

The Aussie rapper had no choice but to cancel her performance at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13 after one of her reckless tweets from the past has come back to haunt her.

On October 16, 2010, Iggy sent out a tweet that many considered offensive and homophobic.


Iggy Azalea tweet
Via: PiggyAzalea.tumblr.com


When Delta Foundation announced Iggy Iggs would headline Pittsburgh Pride in the Street all heck broke loose. The backlash was swift and unrelenting.

Delta attempted to defend their decision to book Iggy in a statement that read:

If we believed that Iggy Azalea was racist or homophobic, we certainly would not have selected her to headline Pittsburgh Pride. We also don’t believe she would have agreed to come if she was racist or homophobic. Iggy is a highly regarded artist and female entertainer and we have received a tremendous amount of positive messages from members of the community and our allies both locally and nationally that are excited that she will be performing at Pittsburgh Pride.

We believe that the push back is part of a larger discussion happening across America as it relates to race and gender. We believe that same conversation needs to happen here in Pittsburgh and today reached out to several community leaders about facilitating a discussion about race and gender specifically as it relates to the LGBT community. We look forward to being a part of this conversation in the very near future as we work to make Pittsburgh the most livable city for all.

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