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Why Iggy Azalea is canceling her appearance at the Pittsburgh LGBT pride parade

Rapper Iggy Azalea accepts the Top Rap Song award for "Fancy" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Rapper Iggy Azalea accepts the Top Rap Song award for "Fancy" during the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Singer Iggy Azalea canceled her appearance just five days before the LGBT pride parade where she was to perform in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania:

Azalea's past homophobic comments (she once tweeted "when guys whisper in each others ears, I always think its kinda homo," for example) sparked criticism of her planned event appearance, dedicated to celebrating LGBT acceptance, the Pittsburgh City Paper reported in late May. Additional tweets with racist, sexist, and other statements were later deleted, though permanently documented on Tumblr and in blogs across the web.

The singer admitted that in previous years "I used words I should not have ... I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words."

Here's the official statement from the Delta Foundation, the event's organizers, from their Facebook page:

IGGY AZALEA ANNOUNCES CANCELLATION OF PERFORMANCE AT PRIDE IN THE STREET; PRIDE IN THE STREET EVENT TO BE HELD WITH NEW...

Posted by Delta Foundation of Pittsburgh on Monday, June 8, 2015

Correction: This article's headline has been updated to replace "gay" with "LGBT" in order to accurately describe the Delta Foundation's weekend parade and related events during Pittsburgh Pride in the Street.

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