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Why Did Rapper Wale Pull Out of D.C. Black Pride Gig?

Because when Wale — who you’d know from the single “Dig Dug (Shake It)” — heard he was requested to perform May 30 at Washington D.C.’s Capital Black Pride, he didn’t realize it was a, uh, gay event. So initially he said yes, then regretted it, and pulled out. Says Black Pride spokesman Earl Fowlkes: Bull, he knew what he was signing up for.

Though his “It’s gay?!?” excuse came after his agent this week sent organizers an email that he had to pull out because of “family obligations.” At least Mya has a slightly better reason for dropping out: she just had foot surgery, and she has a note from her doctor. (Organizers replaced Wale with J. Holiday, and Mya with Inaya Day.)

GQ, on the cover of last June’s issue, named Wale the “best rapper since Jay-Z.” And best humanitarian since Elton John!