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Azealia Banks Is 'Really Not As Moved' By Backlash As You Want Her To Be

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Last night, after calling Perez Hilton a "messy faggot," among other things, on Twitter, singer Azealia Banks offered to those offended, minus Hilton, the most "sincere apologies" that can possibly be broadcast through a public social media.

She slept on it, though, and apparently Banks is feeling more cynical about the whole thing, tweeting this morning, "[I'm] 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, one suspects, the kind of reaction it would invite.

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  1. That's the problem with Hollywood's "bisexuals" first they say something bigoted, then they say: You can criticize me, I'm bisexual! See Evan Rachael Wood.

    Posted by: calvin | Jan 5, 2013 1:36:41 PM


  2. But Perez HIlton IS a messy faggot.

    Posted by: Gabriel | Jan 5, 2013 2:02:30 PM


  3. She degrades gay men, then degrades women? So she hates gay men and women? Girl is warped. Talk about issues. I guess she'll be dating Chris Brown next?

    Posted by: Wayne | Jan 5, 2013 2:08:04 PM


  4. You're a bi woman, therefore it's okay for you to use the f-bomb? So is it okay for me as a gay man to call you personally a sexually-confused, carpet-munching bu!!-d*k@ in a nasty, negative-meaning way? Sorry, but whatever your personal opinions about Paris Hilton, when you user the f-bomb to describe him, you say that to all of us, and you give licence to others to use that word, too. It's never okay, Azealia. I'm sure as a bi, black woman you've had your fair share of discrimination. You should know better. Shame!

    Posted by: graphicjack | Jan 5, 2013 2:33:14 PM


  5. Azealia must be smoking the same bad batch of weed that Fantasia's been hitting. First she denigrates homosexuals, then makes a half-@$$ed apology. Even better, she follows it up with, "Since i'm bisexual (yeah, right), I can say f****t whenever I want!"

    Posted by: FuryOfFirestorm | Jan 5, 2013 2:56:32 PM


  6. Do we expect anything less when musical acts crawl from the gutter?

    Posted by: Paul | Jan 5, 2013 3:15:38 PM


  7. And she won't be moved by it until it starts hurting her bottom line. So stop talking about her. Stop writing about her. Stop buying her product, whatever it might be.

    Posted by: aneas taint | Jan 5, 2013 3:21:09 PM


  8. Azealia is not genuinely bisexual in my opinion. Like many women in the music industry, she appears to be a fake bisexual who uses the concept of bisexuality to market herself to straight guys. It'a an appeal to titillation which ultimately harms he gay rights cause.

    Posted by: stephen lucas | Jan 5, 2013 3:33:55 PM


  9. The gay media has a moral obligation to be wary when embracing performers in our name. That's because there are a lot of female performers out there who will manipulate a situation to their advantage, claiming to be on our side when they really aren't.

    Included in this manipulation is a false claim to being a bisexual female (it's actually a marketing strategy) and making bland statements such as "I love the gays". Be aware - just be aware.

    Posted by: stephen lucas | Jan 5, 2013 3:38:50 PM


  10. should read: "Azealia Banks says the exact things that anonymous gay men spew in online forums"

    http://littlekiwilovesbauhaus.blogspot.ca/2012/10/yeah-you-sound-totally-well-adjusted.html

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 5, 2013 3:54:32 PM


  11. In one of her released tracks she references Paris is Burning.

    Gaga gets accepted more or less as a gay icon with her bad Madonna references and her really simplistic queer aesthetics in "Born this way."

    But referencing Paris is Burning is major leagues gay culture. A lot of gay people don't even know what that documentary is, and it is really a part of our deep history and culture. Judith Butler for heaven's sake references Paris is Burning. Like it's beyond being down with RuPaul's Drag Race. Pull quotes from Pepper Labeija and crew is pretty epic.

    I gotta say, I think Azaelia Banks is pretty down with the gays even if her word choice in a twitter fight was less than perfect.

    Posted by: Team Azaelia | Jan 5, 2013 3:57:05 PM


  12. She made it easy for him, and we all think he is so...

    Posted by: Mark | Jan 5, 2013 3:59:42 PM


  13. Azealia Banks claims to be bisexual but I don't believe her. I believe that her "bisexuality" was invented for the purpose of titillating sleazy straight guys who operate in the music industry.

    As such, I can understand why she might be homophobic. Women who invent their bisexuality for the purpose of titillation are amongst the most homophobic women around.

    Azealia has destroyed her own budding career, basically.

    Posted by: stephen lucas | Jan 5, 2013 4:04:07 PM


  14. interesting hypothesis, Stephen. It's neat how what she says is so often said by insecure and resentful gay men, too.

    in both cases it's a stance borne out of pandering to bigoted heterosexual males.

    Posted by: LittleKiwi | Jan 5, 2013 4:11:18 PM


  15. Who is she and why does anyone care?

    Posted by: OS2Guy | Jan 5, 2013 4:13:09 PM


  16. Claiming bisexuality or queerness is also a way to ingratiate yourself to the gay community. These supposed bisexual women wouldn't even consider a legal long-term relationship with a woman. They are geared toward attracting heterosexual males.

    She went after his sexuality quick. That tells me she does have a problem with gay people if that's the first blow she strikes.

    Posted by: Billy Crytical | Jan 5, 2013 4:42:31 PM


  17. Twitter is going to get everyone in trouble.

    Posted by: Fahd | Jan 5, 2013 4:44:53 PM


  18. Azealia Banks is steeped in Gay black/drag culture. She's not a homophobe. And Perez is a messy faggot. This blog post illustrates the difference:

    http://gawker.com/5973351/azealia-banks-called-perez-hilton-a-faggot-but-that-doesnt-make-her-a-homophobe?post=55848628

    Posted by: sugarrhill | Jan 5, 2013 4:46:15 PM


  19. The phrase "you human beings" is bizarre. Is she somehow exempt from that category?

    Posted by: Daniel | Jan 5, 2013 5:04:47 PM


  20. Perez is a fool and deserves no defense. He built his career being a bully and said worse to celebrities. He called Will.I.am the f-word in 2011 and also almost called him the N-word too. He has also abused celebrities because of their features referring to women as Men and vice versa.

    And if gays can abuse people using the f-word, why not bisexuals?

    Posted by: johnosahon | Jan 5, 2013 5:12:56 PM


  21. Azealia also pointed out on Twitter that Perez also used faggot to attack Will.i.am, and that he's a hypocrite.

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/5ed3350f43d4bc8f9ecf035a80ee0c40/tumblr_mg52mrjZfe1qjdybto2_500.jpg

    Posted by: MateoM | Jan 5, 2013 5:34:38 PM


  22. So its not okay for a bisexual to use the F word but its okay for an idiot to call everyone he doesn't like everything offensive, different genders, and act like a pedo? Okay stupid people, you win.

    Posted by: Jake | Jan 5, 2013 5:47:41 PM


  23. I don't agree with her use of the F-word, but to be fair, she was not using it to attack Perez as a gay man. She was using it to call him out as a silly, effeminate clown. I agree with that. Gay youth are hurt when gay adults act like fools, degrade themselves publicly, refer to themselves and other men as "she" and girl, and generally act like clowns. Show some self-respect and maybe the next generation of gay kids will get the message that they deserve be treated with respect. Even if you are naturally effeminate, there is a way to conduct yourself so that you don't come off like a shrieking fool.

    Posted by: Brett | Jan 5, 2013 7:41:47 PM


  24. I dont have a prob with her using the F word--but her explaination of what she thinks F***** means WAS offensive. Then again, her music is pure filth and her 15 min will soon be up. Moving on...

    Posted by: Chicklets | Jan 5, 2013 7:58:40 PM


  25. No clue who she is and I'm not going to bother looking her up. She's just looking for press.

    Posted by: daws | Jan 5, 2013 8:07:52 PM


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