Nick Jonas will replace Iggy Azalea as headliner for this Saturday’s Pittsburgh Pride in the Street event after the rapper dropped out yesterday in the face of mounting criticism over a number of racist and homophobic tweets published several years ago before she was famous.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports:
“Nick had heard about Pittsburgh Pride in the media and called us on Tuesday and said he would like to come and perform,” said Gary Van Horn, president of presenting nonprofit Delta Foundation of
Pittsburgh, in a statement. “He has been a supporter of the LGBT community, and he wanted to make sure that the community and Pittsburgh had a Pride event that they could be proud of.”
“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,” said Mr. Jonas.
“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.”