Iggy Azalea to Appear as Miami Pride Parade’s Guest of Honor
Iggy Azalea is set to appear at this year’s Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade as its Guest of Honor — just a year after she pulled out of a show at Pittsburgh Pride for past tweets many perceived as homophobic.
“I’m honored to join my friend Elvis Duran at this year at Miami Beach Gay Pride,” she said in a statement to PEOPLE. “It’s such an important day to celebrate with my LGBTQ fans, and I can’t wait to see my Azaleans there!”
Iggy will reportedly appear on the official Y100 Morning Show float during the parade alongside host Elvis Duran. The two will also host a VIP fundraiser before the parade that will benefit the LGBTQ community.
Iggy canceled her appearance at last year’s Pittsburgh Pride after concerns were raised following the resurfacing of several offensive tweets she’d posted in the past.
“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 d— bitches,” she wrote in one tweet that has since been deleted.
“When guys whisper in eachothers ears I always think its kind homo,” she wrote in another.
“I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th,” Iggy wrote in a statement at the time. “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.”
She then apologized for her tweets, writing, “I am a 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 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.”
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