Scroll To Top

Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Concert

Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Concert


The singer, who has been labeled racist and homophobic, tweeted she was pulling out of the festival after LGBT groups withdrew in protest.

Iggy Azalea apparently decided to go home rather than go hard.

The Australian rapper and singer canceled her scheduled headlining gig at Pittsburgh Pride Saturday, after LGBT groups pulled out of the event to protest her homophobic and racist tweets.

Azalea tweeted the announcement Monday night:

Azalea is often criticized for stealing both her style and sound from African-American culture. She's also been accused of blatant racism and homophobia in her tweets. Most have been deleted, but some reference the term "no homo" and can be viewed here.

Azalea's detractors took to social media to oppose her appearance at Pride, but last month, Philadelphia's Delta Foundation fired back, saying they wouldn't hire someone they believed was intolerant. They wrote the following on their website:

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.

Advocate Magazine - KehlaniAdvocate Channel Promotion

From our Sponsors

Most Popular

Be sure to follow Advocate on your favorite social platforms!


Want more news, top stories, and videos? Check out the all NEW Advocate Channel!
Your 24/7 streaming source for equality news and lifestyle trends.
Click this link right now:

Latest Stories