June is the beginning of many things like summer and African-American Music Appreciation Month. It is also the start of Pride. In an effort to honor Pride, iHeartMedia is enlisting the help of music’s biggest stars for their “Can’t Cancel Pride” celebration.
Hosted by Elvis Duran and Bebe Rexha, “Can’t Cancel Pride” will feature performances from Pink, Tate McRae, Troye Sivan, Haley Kiyoko, Jojo Siwa and Brothers Osborne. Also, Lil’ Nas X, Nina West, MJ Rodriguez, Jennifer Hudson, Ricky Martin and Marshmello are set to appear at the virtual celebration.
“In its second year, Can’t Cancel Pride will demonstrate that nothing can cancel the heart of Pride and the spirit that the LGBTQ+ equality movement embodies while focusing on the issues that continue to impact the LGBTQ+ community in 2021, including the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,” Taylor Fields of iHeartMedia stated.
“COVID-19 has not only led to the disruption of many national Pride events, but has also had a damaging effect on fund-raising efforts LGBTQ+ organizations rely on to survive. The LGBTQ+ community continues to face loss of livelihoods, lack of access to critical life-affirming healthcare, increased domestic violence and social isolation as many of the organizations they count on for these services continue to struggle for support during the pandemic.”
“Can’t Cancel Pride” is set to take place on June 4 at 9 p.m. The event will be streamed live through iHeartMedia’s TikTok, Youtube, Instagram and Facebook channels.