We don’t know much about Azealia Banks’ dietary habits, but we’d be willing she causes more beef than she digests.
Just a matter of days after her newest track “No Problems” caught flack for dissing Angel Haze, she’s at it again, this time using a pretty offensive term to describe gossiper Perez Hilton.
Azealia and Angel Haze have been at each other’s throats on Twitter, and then musically, as each has released music dissing the other. That’s when Perez chimed in, but apparently, he picked the wrong time to poke his head into this Twitter feud.
Azealia went off on him, and she didn’t mince words: “lol what a messy f----t you are," she tweeted, amongst other insults (like “d-breath”). But it is, of course, her use of the homophobic slur that caught ire from many.
Sensing she may have crossed a line, Azealia clarified her comment in a way that didn’t do her any favors: “A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female. There's a BIG difference.”
"When I said acts like I female I should've said acts like a c--t.... Unpleasant meddling woman = bitch, unpleasant meddling man = Perez Hilton."
Jake Shears of Scissor Sisters took the opportunity to criticize her for the comment on his own Twitter: “It all about context. And right now, I'm sorry, but context is not on your side.”
GLAAD shot back at Azealia with their own response: “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.”
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This all prompted Azealia to kinda-sorta-not-really apologize:
“My most sincere apologies to anyone who was indirectly offended by my foul language. Not sorry for Perez tho. Lol,” she tweeted. “Really not as moved by this f word thing as u all want me to be. As a bisexual person I knew what I meant when I used that word. And I meant what I meant when I used that word. You human beings have bigger life problems then what I think about some played out gossip dude.”
She added, “Society today is way too coddling and desensitized…. Glaad and all these others need to give it a break... Picking and choosing when to be offended..... Pfffft, as fucking if.”
She compared her use of the word to that of another controversial slur that has been in the news lately. But didn’t anyone ever tell Azealia two wrongs don’t make a right? Given how much of Azealia’s fan base is gay men, she may want to do as much as she can to right this wrong before it’s too late. After all, it's already been a pretty busy 2013 for homophobic comments, just ask Fantasia Barrino or Charlie Sheen.
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