Rapper sees small spike in sales after dubbing Perez Hilton a 'messy faggot'
According to Billboard, Banks’ ‘1991’ EP saw a sales increase of 18 per cent over the last week, which equates to around 1,000 copies sold in the US. Sales of her single ‘212’ rose by three per.
Earlier this week, The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation group critisised Banks for calling Hilton a “messy faggot” during the escalating online spat, which began when he took the side of Angel Haze during last week’s feud between the two up-and-coming rappers, which saw them both savage each other via diss tracks.
The ‘BBD’ rapper went on to call Hilton “dickbreath” and told him to “gobble a dick”. Banks later defended what she said by tweeting: “A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female. There’s a BIG difference.”
However, GLAAD has hit out at Banks’ use of the word “faggot” and said it is a term “almost universally used by bullies, often used as part of a larger verbal or physical assault”.
You can hear Azealia Banks’ and Angel Haze’s diss tracks – ‘On The Edge’, ‘Shut The Fuck Up’ and ‘No Problems’ – by scrolling to the bottom of the page and clicking.