The snap above could not be more fitting for the succeeding story as the last month has seen New York-bred beauty Azealia Banks serve (and be served) a seemingly neverending platter of beef.
Now, after the backlash received from last week’s renewed tweet beef with Hilton, a recent interview saw Banks come to her own defense in a tirade aimed at gays rights organizations and sensitive readers. Read the rapstress’s rant below:
On her use of the word f*ggot:
“It’s kinda bullshit, I feel it’s kinda like hypocritical”. “For some reason this word faggot is still so offensive, it’s just strange to see why. There are all kinds of people who are against the N-word in hip hop music, there are all kinds of people who are against hip hop music in general because they see it as a negative influence on African American culture, you know what i mean?
“Why are all these other things like murder and sex and violence and all these other things accepted, but as soon as I call one gay white man a faggot, his feelings are more important… Freedom of speech, you know, and with freedom of speech comes the freedom to be offended, you know?”
On the gay community’s response to her use of the word:
“Fuck being a faggot, fuck being a nigger. Fuck being whatever,” she raged. “There are such bigger problems… and then you’ve got organisations like GLAAD [Gay And Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation], which are fucking complete bullshit.
“I mean let’s look at it, it’s gay and lesbian alliance against defamation, or whatever…. that’s what it stands for, right? I mean would you agree that homosexuals, and the homosexual community, have bigger problems than the word faggot, you know what I mean?”
On her bisexuality:
“Some people are Satanists, some people are Christians, some people are Jews, Buddhists, you know what I mean? Some people are still Nazis… there are some people who are still KKK members… Come on people, please. If you’re trying to call me a homophobe, you’re basically trying to imply that I’m insulting you for having sex with men. I have sex with men too – what the fuck?
“I have sex with men and women, do I have to take a picture of my licking a fucking pussy? What the fuck! It doesn’t make any sense. It’s so stupid. It’s so stupid and it’s so evil. And it’s just like this stupid fucking media shit, you know what I mean? It’s the media shit. And this is why I go about myself the way the way I go about myself, and I do whatever the fuck I want. If the media is going to build me up to tear me down, you motherfuckers are not going to tear me down.
“I just make these fucking raps, and I’m just gonna wear these outfits, and fucking live my life. I can’t deal with you motherfuckers, I don’t have time for this shit.”
On moving on:
“The fact that we’re even having this conversation means that it’s gone on too long. It’s just like, no. You know what I mean? Let’s talk about something else. This is just going to go in circles, you know what I mean? In 212, when I’m talking about licking pussy, and I’m like, outing the fag on 212, come on, let’s get over it. I mean end of fucking discussion. Next.”
Banks’ debut LP ‘Broke With Expensive Taste’ is set for a March 2013 release.