Nearly a year after Iggy Azalea called off her performance at the annual Pittsburgh Pride Parade amid backlash, she is returning to support the LGBTQ community of a much warmer city.
The 25-year-old Australian native will be gearing up to join the 8th annual Miami Beach Gay Pride Parade as its Guest of Honor on April 10, People confirmed.
"I'm honored to join my friend Elvis Duran this year at Miami Beach Gay Pride," the rapper told the magazine. "It's such an important day to celebrate with my LGBTQ fans, and I can't wait to see my Azaleans there!"
The announcement comes almost a year after the Grammy nominee famously canceled her plans for the Pittsburgh Pride Parade last June after coming under fire from the community for a series of old tweets some critics viewed as homophobic, including the city's first openly gay elected official, Pittsburgh City Council president Bruce Kraus.
Following the uproar, Azalea canceled her appearance just days before she was set to appear at the event.
"I am truly disappointed that I have to share this news, but I will no longer be performing at Pittsburgh Pride on June 13th," Azalea wrote on Twitter at the time. "This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTIQA communities however if eel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event."
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She also used the moment as a chance to explain the questionable tweets.
"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 to 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. I am sorry to anyone I have offended or disappointed & I wish all my fans and friends participating in Pride the best of luck."
Nick Jonas ultimately replaced Azalea at the event. A year earlier, she publicly denounced homophobia, particularly among the hip hop community.
"For me, meeting gay people and knowing them in real life, being friends with them … is what [shaped my views]. I don't even think of it as ‘he's a gay man' or ‘she's this or that'—people are just people," she told The Advocate. "Your biological sex is one thing, but gender is something that is socially constructed...So why can't you be whatever you want?"