Azealia Banks Atones, Vows to Never Use a Gay Slur Again
Azealia Banks has gone on more slur-laden tirades than a recurring Maury guest, but the rapper finally seems ready to atone.
In a Facebook post released earlier today (June 10), Banks — who's routinely used gay slurs in social media rants — apologized for using the f-word and vowed to never let it leave her lips 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," she wrote. "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."
"To end this note i want to SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years," she concluded.
As recently as a 2015 interview with Sirius XM personality Xorje Olivares, Banks defended her use of the word, saying it came from "a feminist point of view" and noting it didn't explicitly point to gay men.
"The word f----- came to me from my mother," she said. "And it was never a thing about a guy being gay. It was always just a man who hates women. You can be gay or straight. You can be a straight f-----...F-----s are men who want to bring women down, f--- with their heads, control them."
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