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Wale Apologizes for Cancellation at DC Black Pride

Wale Apologizes for Cancellation at DC Black Pride

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Hip-hop star Wale apologized to LGBT fans over the weekend for initially pulling out of a scheduled appearance at Washington, D.C., Black Pride, where the rapper ultimately performed on Sunday.

Wale previously canceled his performance at the event: His management had explained that the rapper was unaware he would be headlining an gay festival, Metro Weekly reported.

Wale's comments, via YouTube:

"One thing I stand for is hip-hop music. And hip-hop music knows no race, no color, no age, no gender, no sexual orientation -- none of that. So the most important thing about it is the music, and if it makes the people feel happy, that's what we hear. I will say, sometimes in this business you get aligned with people that don't understand that or don't necessarily have the same beliefs that you do.

"And I apologize for not having my best foot forward to understand the people I'm in business with. And I'm going to do better. As we all do. People we -- every day we got to get better. So I apologize on behalf of my team, for not being the way they're supposed to be."

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