Iggy Azalea Said 'Russia Is Wildly Homophobic' In Now Deleted Tweet
Iggy Azalea has responded to a fan on Twitter who questioned why she cancelled her shows in Moscow in 2017.
In a tweet that's since been deleted, the Australian rapper explained why she decided not to perform in the country that enacted an anti-gay propaganda law in 2013.
"Because Russia is wildly homophobic and I cannot ask my staff and dancers etc to perform somewhere they aren't welcomed themselves," she wrote.
Iggy had been responding to questions from fans all evening and it's unclear why she deleted the tweet, although some Russian supporters have urged her to reconsider her stance.
Artists including Elton John have spoken out against Russia's anti-gay propaganda law with the legendary musician recently writing an open letter to President Vladimir Putin.
"I find duplicity in your comment that you want LGBT people to “be happy” and that “we have no problem in that”. Yet Russian distributors chose to heavily censor my film “Rocketman” by removing all references to my finding true happiness through my 25 year relationship with David and the raising of my two beautiful sons," John wrote on Instagram.
"This feels like hypocrisy to me," he added.
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