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Azealia Banks Feels Discriminated Against After Calling Gay Men F*ggots

Failed pop singer Azealia Banks has gone a Twitter rampage after criticising the way gay men react to the word F*ggot.

The volley of offensive tweets started yesterday (4th December), when Azealia Banks, 23, criticised gay men for the way they reacted to slang and offensive words. She stated, ‘Gay men be saying the most misogynist sh*t, but as soon as you call them a f*ggot they wanna get upset.

‘Somebody gotta check these f*ggots man. I don’t give a f*ck!! NO MAN Is going challenge my femininity. It’s not happening.

‘Gay men can call you a bitch, and talk about YA hair and YA nails, but as soon as you call them a f*ggot, all sh*t breaks loose’

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The singer, who describes herself as bisexual, then seemed to goad the gay community by tweeting a further rant, ‘U can’t call me a flop and call A b*tch and use any insult you want against me n then call amnesty international Wen I bring the F Bomb out

‘This is a spar!!! You gotta war!! Don’t clutch YA pearls when I bring out the F BOMB….!!!!!!’

She then went on to complain that she felt victimised, saying, that she felt ‘discriminated against’.

The 212 singer, first used the offensive word against Perez Hilton in January 2013, when he dared criticise her. He also suggested that he kill himself, as he was a ‘messy faggot.’

Banks’s comment was criticised by the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), stating, ‘Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do.’

A number of fans also took to criticise her use of the word, saying, ‘please take that slur out mom’ and ‘u have gay fans wtf is wrong w you’

Banks’s debut album Broke with Expensive Taste debuted at number 62 on the UK charts and sold just 1751 copies. Total album sales in the US have been reported at just over 15,000 copies. Making her one of the worst charting major signed artists of all time, despite her strong presence on social media.

Banks’s last 5 singles have failed to chart in any territory in the top 100.

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Her second album, Business and Pleasure is expected to be released in 2016.

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