Iggy Azalea Is Sorry She Used to Be Homophobic and Racist

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Iggy Azalea’s inevitable spiral into obscurity continues. The rapper officially cancelled her headlining gig at the Pittsburgh Pride event amid protests from members of the LGBT community. She’s also sorry for being a racist homophobe (in the past).

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Iggy’s known history of racist and homophobic tweets led to several LGBT organizations pulling out of the parade, including the Pittsburgh chapter of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network.

In a tweet Monday night, Iggy cancelled the performance via a “message to Pittsburgh,” writing:

“I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th. 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 true purpose of the event.”

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Iggy was also apologetic about her past offensive comments:

“I am firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have. The last thing I want is for something so careless said to be interpreted as reflective of my character.”

“Whoops, sorry I was racist.”

Iggy’s Great Escape tour was reportedly cancelled due to low ticket sales, though according to her, it’s just that she needed “a break.” Her full Twitter statement below.

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gandadfreeman
No More College Granddad

“As a young person”? What, does she age like dogs? Is she 38 now but was 24 a few months ago?

Good riddance Igloo. Please let the door hit you on the way out as a reminder to everyone else that think they can roll in the rap game pretending to be a black woman talking bout “wenna win I winni wena rapto badger POP POP”