Azealia Banks apologises for using homophobic slur

The rapper posted an apology on her Facebook page

Azealia Banks has apologised for using a homophobic slur in a new post on her Facebook page.

The rapper was caught on camera last year calling a member of airline staff a “fucking faggot” after an altercation with a fellow passenger.

After the incident was caught on camera, Banks later defended herself on Twitter, writing, “I don’t care. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t tolerate bitchassness and I don’t tolerate men putting their hands on me.”

Banks also used the slur on Twitter in her recent fight with former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, as Vulture reports.

In the new post, she wrote: “Ok, i’m never saying the word F****T ever again. The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people i’ve said it to are just not worth it. Honestly… This isn’t a cop out, its just me realizing that words hurt. and while i may be immune to every word and be thicker skinned than most, it doesn’t mean that i get to go around treating people with the same toughness that made my skin so thick. Because, that IS how people get thick skin… by being subjected to name calling/belittlement/abuse and its not fair.”

Further on, it reads: “To end this note i want to SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years. I know that you all want nothing else for me but to see me win, and i thank the many of you who saw the beauty in me and have stuck around this far.”

Banks is still banned from Twitter following her attack on Malik, which also saw the Home Office launch an investigation into her that could see her banned from entering the UK.