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Local news: Wale and Mya cancel performances at local LGBT festivals

WaleWale will not perform at D.C. Black Pride this weekend. (Photo by Jonathan Newton/TWP)

By Chris Richards

Two hometown pop-heroes have canceled upcoming gigs at festivals celebrating Washington's LGBT community. Yesterday, Metro Weekly reported that local rap star Wale has canceled a Sunday appearance at D.C. Black Pride's 20th Anniversary event at the Convention Center.

Today, the Washington Blade reported that R&B singer and "Dancing with the Stars" alum, Mya, has bagged her appearance at the Capital Pride festival on June 13.

According to Black Pride organizers, local soulman J. Holiday has been booked as a replacement for Wale.

Click Track is reaching out to both Wale and Mya for comment. Check back for updates.

UPDATE AT 3:35 P.M.: According to Metro Weekly, Mya canceled her Capital Pride appearance for "medical reasons." Read the full article here.

UPDATE AT 5:32 P.M.: Wale tweeted the following: "I was told NOT to respond, but that wouldn't be me..anybody who knows me an familar w/ my music know that I work for PEOPLE..all ppl" And moments later: "So with this said, HipHop music is for everybody..I love all the supporters, and real know real.."

By Chris Richards  |  May 21, 2010; 2:55 PM ET
Categories:  Local news  | Tags: J. Holiday, Mya, Wale  
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He also tweeted this: " I didn't even know bout a show..I have done 48 shows this year..and I haven't booked one personally...ya smell me."

Posted by: inamaj | May 21, 2010 6:21 PM | Report abuse

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