Natalie La Rose Cancels Miss USA Performance
Natalie La Rose will no longer be performing at the Miss USA event, a rep for the "Somebody" singer has confirmed with Billboard.
La Rose is the latest to bow out of the beauty pageant extravaganza following comments about Mexicans and Latins from Donald Trump, who owns the Miss Universe Organization in a joint venture with NBCUniversal. Trump made the statements during an announcement he will run for president.
The pageant is still slated for July 12, but it won't air in Spanish on Univision or in English on NBC, as both networks have cut ties with the event. Co-host Puerto Rican singer/actress Roselyn Sanchez and Colombian performer J Balvin have both backed out of their duties too.
Even though the Miss USA organizers announced Tuesday that the show would continue on, later that day two other co-hosts announced they were withdrawing: professional dancer Cheryl Burke and MSNBC anchor Thomas Roberts.
The 2015 Miss USA pageant is scheduled to take place in Baton Rouge on July 12.
Flo Rida is currently still scheduled to perform at the event. Billboard has reached out to his his camp for comment, but has not received a response.