Controversial rapper Azealia Banks has come under fire again following another homophobic rant on social media. According to a Sept. 29 report by USA TODAY, Banks’ latest criticism comes from a deleted tweet she made referring to gay men as the “gay white KKK.”
The comparison is a bit extreme, but Banks has never backed down from speaking her mind, especially when it comes to the LGBT community. In the tweet that has since been deleted, Banks responded to a video that surfaced a week ago of her calling a male flight attendant a gay slur. The way the LGBT community turned on her following the video triggered the following tweet:
“LGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay white KKK’s. Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down rodeo drive.”
The criticism that has arisen from Banks’ latest outburst comes with a long history of the rapper spewing homophobic slurs. Back in 2013, Banks got into a Twitter war with Perez Hilton in which she aimed homophobic slurs at the celebrity gossip blogger. After the verbal spat, Banks was accused of being homophobic, a claim she has denounced citing her own bisexuality.
Perhaps Banks is just being very honest and up front with her opinion, but the “212” rapper has not healed any wounds between herself and the very community she claims to be apart of. In her series of tweets made over the weekend, Banks calls those offended by her use of homophobic slurs “weak.”
“You guys gave me so much power this weekend!!!” Banks ranted. “All I had to do was say one word and I moved a whole community. What weaklings!!! And this blood moon is a BONUS on top of it all!!! If I am to be a part of an LGBT community I want to be in it with people who aren’t so weak or so easily moved ya know.”
She went on to say that some in the LGBT community need to toughen up and not give such words the power they are given. But the fact that she claims she has employees that are gay and a transgender brother, Banks should know first hand that a public figure such as herself using the homophobic slurs isn’t exactly helping lessen the power of those words.