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Iggy Azalea Cancels Pittsburgh Pride Performance, Apologizes For Offensive Comments

Iggy called this 'a difficult decision.'

Iggy Azalea will not be performing at Pittsburgh Pride anymore.

The rapper made this announcement today (Jun. 8) in the wake of controversy as LGBT organizations boycotted her appearance at the event due to since-deleted derogatory tweets from the "Fancy" rapper.

"I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th," Iggy said in a statement released via Twitter. "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.

"I am a firm believer in equality," she continued. "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 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," she added. "I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed, and I wish all my fans and friends participating in Pride the best of luck."

Azalea added that she was "truly disappointed" to cancel her appearance. But this wasn't the only change in the star's schedule. She also recently made headlines by nixing her "Great Escape" tour. She said that was done in order to get "a break from everything."