It’s never a quiet day for a news editor when Azealia Banks is around. And after last week’s Angel Haze Twitter spat and ‘diss track tennis match’, the young rapper’s been at it again engaging in an online row with gossip columnist Perez Hilton.
But despite claims that the hip-hop star had been dropped by her label Interscope, this seems to not be the case.
Banks made a homophobic slur while tweeting Hilton during the weekend, warranting uproar from LGBT group GLAAD (the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation).
The foundation commented:
“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.”
Azealia, in response, stated that everything was being blown out of proportion. She later tweeted:
“Really not as moved by this f word thing as you 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. Society today is way too coddling and desensitized.”
More as this story inevitably develops.