Nick Jonas Steps Up to Headline Pittsburgh Pride After Iggy Azalea Bows Out
Believe it, people of Pittsburgh: You have a new face of Pride.
After rapper Iggy Azalea canceled an appearance at the city's festival following controversy over allegedly homophobic tweets, Nick Jonas, who most recently appeared on Finding Neverland: The Album, stepped in to fill Azalea's empty slot, and Pittsburgh's June 13 "Pride in the Street" found its rightful king.
“When I heard about the difficult position Pittsburgh Pride was in just days before their event, I knew I had to find a way to help,” Jonas said in a statement, according to the Delta Foundation's Facebook page. “I'm excited to do what I can to support the LGBT community in Pittsburgh, and I look forward to seeing you this Saturday as we celebrate together.”
Though Azalea insisted she supported the rights of the gay community in a statement she tweeted on June 8, she said she didn't want to be a point of contention.
"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 wrote, adding "I meant to no harm and deeply regret ever uttering those words."
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