Nick Jonas To Replace Iggy Azalea At Pittsburgh Pride

It’s easy to hate on Iggy Azalea. She’s like a basic bitch princess! But I’ll admit that I liked her pre-New Classic mixtapes a whole bunch, so I was almost sad to see some homophobic and racist tweets dug up from the net-o-sphere to humiliate the not-so-poor thing.

Apparently the Trap Gold Queen had some less-than-nice things to say about gays, lesbians, and POCs before her career really took off (preserved in screenshots, of course):

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Iggy-iggz offered what seems like a heartfelt apology, but only after being booted from a Pittsburgh Pride event, at which she was set to perform:

This kerfuffle only adds insult to injury for the Aussie beauty, who recently had to cancel her arena tour because of allegedly poor sales. Don’t worry Iggy, gay bars will still continue to play “Pretty Girls” until the end of time.

Nick Jonas_-_2012_Drama_League_Benefit_Gala-2Anyway, looks like LGBT ally Nick Jonas has risen to occasion, filling the bland, straight, white void that Iggy Azalea left behind. He’ll be playing the Pittsburgh Pride event in her stead. Jonas had this to say on the situation:

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 … 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.

Cool! Kind of!

Look, I get that Jonas is a great supporter of the LGBT community (and ridiculously good looking), but rather than picking another queer-baiting straight celeb, why wouldn’t the Pride organizers hire an actual gay artist?! Here’s a list of 50 of them! Pick one!

Anyway, congrats to Nick Jonas, I’m sure he’ll put on a good show or whatever.

h/t: Post-Gazette

 

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