Azealia Banks Attacks GLAAD With F-Word After Backlash For Homophobic Slurs

The outspoken rapper has launched yet another rant about her freedom of speech rights

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After her heated spat on Twitter with Perez Hilton where she called him a f****t, Azealia Banks has now turned her attention to GLAAD by attacking them.

The '212' went on a full blown rant, trying to defend her behaviour on twitter and by criticising the media for trying to “tear her down”.

The American rapper has stated that she thinks there are more important issues than Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) slamming her for calling a gay man a 'f****t.'

Azealia Banks performing in Liverpool, 2012 (

During an interview with The Music, Azealia said: “F**k being a f****t, f**k being a n****r. F**k being whatever… There are such bigger problems… and then you’ve got organisations like GLAAD, which are f*****g complete b******t.

“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 f****t, you know what I mean?”

The rapper then tried to explain that she disagreed with the idea of her being a homophobe because of her sexual orientation.

“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 f**k?"

“I have sex with men and women... What the f**k! 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 f*****g media s**t, you know what I mean? It’s the media s**t. "

"And this is why I go about myself the way the way I go about myself, and I do whatever the f**k I want. If the media is going to build me up to tear me down, you m***********s are not going to tear me down.”

“I just make these f****g raps, and I’m just gonna wear these outfits, and f*****g live my life. I can’t deal with you m***********s, I don’t have time for this s**t.”

She concluded: “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."

Azealia also found the reaction to her tweeting Perez Hilton to be an over reaction and very hypocritical.

She continues: “It's kinda b*****t, I feel it’s kinda like hypocritical. For some reason this word f****t 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 f****t, his feelings are more important," she continues.

"Freedom of speech, you know, and with freedom of speech comes the freedom to be offended, you know?”

Later, she took to Twitter again and put that: “This situation is a perfect example of how difficult it is to be a female who raps… Men in hip-hop beef and say f****t and all kinds of other craziness but I get shunned for doing it.

"I love how the media likes to pick and choose when to be offended.”

Although her bad mouth has angered a lot of people, film director Eli Roth Tweeted her saying: “Keep doing what you’re doing, don’t stop or censor yourself ever.”

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