You may remember earlier this week when news broke that Australian “rapper” Iggy Azalea pulled out of her scheduled performance as headliner at Pittsburgh’s “Pride in the Street” gay pride event, scheduled for June 13. The cancellation came on the heels of outraged uproar from both LGBT people and LGBT organizations alike who were upset that Iggy, who has made homophobic and racist remarks on Twitter in the past, would be participating in the event.
In an uncharacteristically mature move, Iggy (or her PR team) tweeted, “This has been a difficult decision as I truly support the event and LGBTQIA communities, however I feel my participation at this point would only serve to further distract from the true purpose of the event.”
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— IGGY AZALEA (@IGGYAZALEA) June 9, 2015
Enter Nick Jonas.
The singer said in a statement: “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.”
Yas, slay King!
A supporter of gay marriage and embracer of his gay fanbase, Jonas seems to be almost reaching gay-icon status. Aside from shirtless photoshoots and gay nightclub appearances, he also plays a gay boxer on the DirectTV series Kingdom. Headlining a gay pride festival only further cements his place as an LGBT ally.
Now, who is excited?