Rapper uses offensive word during Twitter fight with the US gossip blogger
Azealia Banks has defended using a homophobic slur during an online spat with US gossip blogger Perez Hilton.
This angered Banks who tweeted Hilton:
Banks went on to call Hilton “dickbreath”, told him to “gobble a dick” and added: “omg u should just kill yourself…Like for real.” Hilton then responded with a series of tweets condemning the homophobic language used by the rapper.
He replied: “Some of your music is cute, but your attention-seeking ways are pathetic and hurtful. You drag while others choose to uplift! Wishing death upon someone. Real cute! The only thing I wish dead is your barely-beginning career!”
However, Banks later defended her position and tweeted: “A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female. There’s a BIG difference.”
She added: “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.”
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