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Azealia Banks Sparks Controversy By Calling Perez Hilton A “Messy Faggot”

Submitted by on January 7, 2013 – 11:33 amNo Comment
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Broke With Expensive Taste rapper Azealia Banks went on a Twitter rant recently that many have called in very poor taste. The Universal recording artist was not too happy when Perez Hilton took to Twitter to criticize the rapper. He wrote:

That’s when Azealia went H.A.M. in a serious of tweets directed at the gossip blogger:

The tirade sparked backlash against Azealia as fans, gay rights activists, and more criticized her for being homophobic. “Wishing death upon someone. Real cute!” Perez responded. “The only thing I wish dead is your barely-beginning career!”

Azealia quickly went on the offensive and tried to retract her statements, writing:

Despite her attempt at damage control, many individuals are not letting the star off the hook. The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) slammed the star in a written statement “Banks’ claim that the word “faggot” doesn’t mean a gay male is not true,” GLADD published on their website. “Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do. Undoubtedly, there are gay kids who follow her on Twitter who hear this word in an entirely different context. This word is used almost universally by bullies, often as part of a larger verbal or physical assault. This word hurts those kids, no matter what Banks meant by it.”

Do you think Azealia’s comments were wrong?

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