AceShowbiz - Iggy Azalea finally decided to axe her upcoming performance at Pittsburgh Pride. The Australia-born raptress announced the cancellation in a Twitter post she shared on Monday, June 8 after weeks of backlash from people involved in the event and LGBT community groups who demanded her to be removed from the line-up because of some homophobic comments she made in the past.
In the post she captioned, "A message to Pittsburgh," Azalea said she's "truly disappointed" she couldn't join the event. "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 trute purpose of the event," she explained.
She went on apologizing for the homophobic remarks she made. "I am a firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have," she continued. "I meant no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words... I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed & I wish all my fans and friends participating in Pride the best of luck."
A message to Pittsburgh pic.twitter.com/Jm6ZyX0Xyc
— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2015
Azalea was supposed to headline the Pittsburgh Pride on June 13. In the past few weeks, numerous people continuously made complaints and they even launched petitions to have the "Fancy" hitmaker removed from the event.
Most of these folks took issue with Azalea's now-deleted tweets such as "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 b***hes."
The news came days after she canceled the entire dates on her previously-delayed "Great Escape" tour. "I've had a different creative change of heart," she explained in a statement. "I need a break from everything to just enjoy what I worked so hard for, and I don't really feel like I've had a chance to do that."