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Iggy Azalea Cancels Show Over Homophobic Remarks

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NEW YORK- Australian rapper Iggy Azalea on Monday cancelled a performance at a US gay pride celebration after criticism over past remarks that were seen as homophobic.

The June 13 concert in Pittsburgh was one of the few remaining dates on the calendar for the successful but controversial rapper after she recently called off a major tour.

Azalea apologised for her past comments, saying that she supported gay and transgender rights and did not want to distract from the event.

“I am a firm believer in equality. Unfortunately in the past as a young person, I used words I should not have,” the 25-year-old said in a statement.-AFP

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