Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Performance, Apologizes for Offensive Tweets

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Iggy Azalea has been forced to cancel her scheduled performance for this weekend's Pittsburgh Pride event.

The artist confirmed this news on Twitter after receiving a great deal of criticism from the LGBT community over old Twitter messages many have interpreted as homophobic.

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"I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th," Azalea wrote, adding:

"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."

This isn't the first time Azalea has come under fire for earlier Tweets.

In May of 2014, Iggy was forced to respond after a handful of racist Tweets went viral.

"I am a firm believer in equality," Azalea added. "Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have.

"The last thing I want is for something so carelessly said to be interpreted as reflective of my character. I meant to no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words.

"As an adult I would never use them because I understand they play a detrimental role in the fight for issues that I do truly believe in. I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed & I wish all my fans and friends participating in Pride the best of luck."

This news comes 10 days after Azalea canceled her Great Escape tour, allegedly due to poor ticket sales, although the rapper claims she simply has had a "creative change of heart."

On the positive front for Azalea, she did get engaged to Nick Young last week.

Check out the basketball player's heartwarming proposal here:

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