Azealia Banks Calls 'Harlem Shake' Artist a Gay Slur, Reignites Beef With Perez Hilton
Azealia Banks Calls 'Harlem Shake' Artist a Gay Slur, Reignites Beef With Perez Hilton
FEBRUARY 15, 2013 | 10:45AM EST
Azealia Banks reignited her Twitter beef with blogger Perez Hilton -- after starting a new one with "Harlem Shake" musician Baauer -- on Thursday night by calling each the gay slur that got the outspoken rapper into trouble last month.
Banks, who started off the year by branding Hilton a "messy faggot," initially took to Twitter to respond to Baauer, who tried to block her remix of his surprise hit "Harlem Shake." She responded to the Mad Decent artist by calling him a "pussy" and stating that he doesnt "belong in hip-hop."
After musician Brillz wrote that they were "too busy making tunes for u to steal tho," the Harlem native fired back, "you guys are all fagots May you drown in faggotry."
It was then that Hilton jumped into the ring, writing, "Classy as always! How does it feel to be better known for all your trash-talking than your music, Azealia? #TeamBauuer." After going back and forth, she wrote an unpublishable dig at Hilton that included the word "faggot" and later followed with the homophobic epithet once more.
Banks, who came under fire from GLAAD in early January, ended her Twitter rampage with a few tweets addressing those who were offended by her using the word. "Here we go again. Everyone pretending to be so shocked and moved by the word faggot," she wrote. "It's like society is so bored with itself it needs to hold on to these outdated rules of what you can say and cannot say. Why has society accepted 'nigger' As a colloquialism ... But will not accept 'faggot'? Everyones always acting like its fucking 1905 in this bitch."
The Interscope signee is currently prepping the release of her oft-delayed full-length debut "Broke With Expensive Taste," which is currently without a release date.
|by Anonymous||reply 125||02/21/2013|
The Harlem Shake is over 3 years old. The internet is really really really behind on that dance.
I don't understand why it is suddenly popular. Could is be another sign of whites co-opting something that Black folk have known about and stopped using for years?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||02/15/2013|
OK, I'm done with her.
212 was awesome, but she hasn't done a fucking thing since that doesn't involved stealing someone else's shit, and she's a dumb idiot if she thinks using the word "faggot" is OK.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||02/15/2013|
Who is "Azealia Banks" and why is she registering on anybody's radar?
|by Anonymous||reply 3||02/15/2013|
[quote]The Interscope signee...
Refuse to buy anything on that label until they drop her. This asshole should've been dropped a long time ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||02/15/2013|
[quote]Banks, who started off the year by branding Hilton a "messy faggot,"
"Messy" is the best possible word to describe Perez.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||02/15/2013|
Hoodrat needs slapped down.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||02/15/2013|
Azealia Banks is a nasty ass, ghetto trash bitch.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||02/15/2013|
Combatting homophobia with classism achieves nothing. "Hoodrat": Elaborate.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||02/15/2013|
Right. Suddenly were all fans of Perez in here.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||02/15/2013|
R12 Please tweet that's she a "nigger." Go on. Dare ya.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||02/15/2013|
r11, no he's not. He's telling the truth. Ghetto trash is not everyone in the community.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||02/15/2013|
r1, isn't that true of most American culture?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||02/15/2013|
She's going to end up losing a lot of fans if she keeps this bullshit up. This is strike two for me. But maybe she thinks she can say it because she's a lesbian or at least bi. Oh and I hate pig nosed Perez.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||02/15/2013|
Oh and she's not ghetto. She's more hipster than ghetto.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||02/15/2013|
She's not ghetto or from "the hood" AT ALL. She had a good spoiled middle class upbringing, she's now trying to act tough and street.
She's dull and generic as fuck. Her only fans are pathetic white blogger kids. She's kissed a couple of girls in clubs and suddenly she's bi and can use the word 'faggot' whenever she wants. Typical 21 year old. ZZZZZ.
|by Anonymous||reply 18||02/15/2013|
r17, regardless she's acting ghetto bump her credibility since her career is failing.
In a way, that's even worse than actually being a hoodrat.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||02/15/2013|
[quote]She's going to end up losing a lot of fans if she keeps this bullshit up. This is strike two for me. But maybe she thinks she can say it because she's a lesbian or at least bi.
You're a dumbass. How many times does someone have to say "faggot" before you get the hint that they don't like you? You should have been done with her after the first "strike".
And please - this bitch is not lesbian or bi. She's just one of those faux-bi hos who thinks pretending to be bi makes them edgy and cool.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||02/15/2013|
Once she got away with it the first time it opened up the doors for her to use it again and again. Azealia Banks is an anti-gay bigot. No doubt that word has been a frequently word in her vocabulary for a long time. It was only a matter of time before we all knew. And to think she was promoted on gay websites.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||02/15/2013|
We need a thread with the best Harlem Shake videos. It is the meme of the moment.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||02/15/2013|
She's a cunt. I still can't believe Interscope hasn't dropped her yet.
I wonder if a white artist through the N word around to insult people, how that would go over
|by Anonymous||reply 26||02/15/2013|
And please - this bitch is not lesbian or bi. She's just one of those faux-bi hos who thinks pretending to be bi makes them edgy and cool."
she is bi trust me!! it's actually very uncool to be bi for women so they say they are straight but like pussy too
|by Anonymous||reply 29||02/15/2013|
I'm sick of all this ghetto trash in music.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||02/15/2013|
R1 different Harlem Shake
|by Anonymous||reply 33||02/15/2013|
[quote] The Interscope signee is currently prepping the release of her oft-delayed full-length debut "Broke With Expensive Taste," which is currently without a release date.
Translation: Bitch is looking for another song to steal.
212 was lifted from a Lazy Jay song. He ended up letting her use it for a piece of the pie.
In another song she swiped a backing track. That guy shut a bitch down and she had to withdraw the single release.
I realize that rap takes samples and makes them something else - that's not the issue. The issue is that she's been bold at doing it without permission.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||02/15/2013|
Here come the black posters with their relative opinions. If black celebrity X does something then it's fine.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||02/15/2013|
R37, IS An elitist racist who can't stand his "negro" acting all "independent"
|by Anonymous||reply 38||02/15/2013|
[quote]How can it be a homophobic slur if she's a dyke?!
Because a dyke is not a faggot, and she's not a dyke. She's also using the slur to equate male homosexuals as week.
|by Anonymous||reply 40||02/15/2013|
r24/r30/r35 = F&F every last one of them, and get the trash out of here!
r29/r36/r38 = same moron. F&F
|by Anonymous||reply 41||02/15/2013|
She's already over. She's going the way of "Gucci Gucci" Kreayshawn. Azealia is done.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||02/15/2013|
R41, it's interesting how you don't F&F R37. In another thread someone said that there is no such thing as a gay community but rather there are gay communities. He/She is right, and this board proves that point over and over again. Also, you have a very warped idea about how the F&F function works.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||02/15/2013|
Can't have it both ways this is like BP getting angry about a WP calling them nigga but they use it all the time in rap.
I'm so sick of hypocrites gay straight black or white. Can't go to the Castro without hearing twinks scream faggot to each other but will march and protest if a str8 does the same.
I don't care for her or Perez, either.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||02/15/2013|
Any enemy of Perez is a friend of mine.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||02/15/2013|
[quote]She's a cunt. I still can't believe Interscope hasn't dropped her yet.
The best thing we can do is refuse to buy any of their products until they get rid of her.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||02/16/2013|
F&F the Uncle Toms and straight up (no pun) trolls in here. There's no defending her. The gay community has now boycotted her. Her career is officially fucked. She was a nobody on the verge of possibly being somebody, and now she blew it. Maybe shes a crackhead. The media is running with this. She was on thin ice the last time she opened her putrid mouth. Interscope will be demanding a public apology be made. Trust me.
|by Anonymous||reply 48||02/16/2013|
r45 is right. And if she's a lez lez doesn't she have the right to use that word? She's part of the comm.
|by Anonymous||reply 49||02/16/2013|
Her fanbase largely consists of gay bottoms so I don't know why she's so intent on career suicide.
|by Anonymous||reply 50||02/16/2013|
"Why has society accepted 'nigger' As a colloquialism ... But will not accept 'faggot'?"
Well 'nigger' is generally only acceptable when said by a black person. And it makes sense, too - as a general rule, a black person using this word is not going to be using it in a racist manner. She's not a camp gay man so she cannot use faggot. 212 was fabulous but she seems like a dickhead otherwise
|by Anonymous||reply 51||02/16/2013|
I'm sorry but only low class black people use the word nigga. I guess you could say black trash.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||02/16/2013|
" I'm black AND gay and I can say whatever the fuck I want to."
Yes, we all know you. You're the one who thinks he's living in a music video and all eyes turn as you walk into a bar, only everyone hates you because you're a violent angry snap queen who always goes home alone.
Hopefully Azalea's shitty plagiarized "music" will keep you company at night.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||02/16/2013|
Gwyneth Paltrow said "Niggas in Paris" on her fucking twitter. And Jay&B are still her BFF.
|by Anonymous||reply 55||02/16/2013|
She wasnt calling anyone a nigga. She was referring to the name of the song, what else was she supposed to call it?
|by Anonymous||reply 56||02/16/2013|
Black people don 't use the word "nigga." They sometimes say "nigga," but definitely not "nigger." Pay attention.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||02/16/2013|
When you see this kind of "discussion" on a very liberal message board, you realize that this country has a long way to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 58||02/16/2013|
meh..White folks just discovered the Harlem Shake boy
|by Anonymous||reply 59||02/16/2013|
To the extent that there's SUPPOSED to be free speech in this country (which is perhaps different from speaking freely), I would submit that ANYONE can say "nigger." Or "faggot."
Just won't be very popular.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||02/16/2013|
Oh, yes. Just try typing eff--- on this website.
Free speech? BS.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||02/16/2013|
R35, you tell them sistah!
|by Anonymous||reply 63||02/16/2013|
Christ drama queen/R41. My post at R24 was speaking in general, I couldn't care less about Azealia Banks. People will continue to use offensive slurs because of people like you. Your whole world collapses because someone dared to use the forbidden word.
|by Anonymous||reply 65||02/16/2013|
the funny thing is, most people will only know this cunt for being a cunt. she saw that she got a lot of attention from being a homophobic bitch, so she did it again.
Nobody with any taste listens to that shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 66||02/16/2013|
Who the hell is Azealia Banks?
|by Anonymous||reply 67||02/16/2013|
AT LEAST SHE STICKS UP TO PEREZ, HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OTHER CELEBRITY STICK UP TO THAT BRIDGE TROLL?
No. You have not. She has balls and perez deserved a piece of his own hate.
I will buy enough of her CDs to make up for all of you idiots who also use this word all the time. Hypocrites, the lot!
If you all will not stand up to this awful person named Perez, then don't bitch about it when somebody else does. She's doing all of our jobs for us
|by Anonymous||reply 68||02/16/2013|
R35, we do have to agree that you identified yourself accurately.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||02/16/2013|
whoa R69! dude like chill!
|by Anonymous||reply 72||02/16/2013|
Let's just hope R69 is not armed.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||02/16/2013|
[quote]AT LEAST SHE STICKS UP TO PEREZ, HAVE YOU SEEN ANY OTHER CELEBRITY STICK UP TO THAT BRIDGE TROLL?
This isn't about Perez dumbass. This is about how this hoodrat CUNT thinks it's OK to call people "faggots". Did you not read that she also called someone else that? It's obvious this is a common word in her vocabulary.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||02/16/2013|
My sister who professes she is okay with the whole gay agenda uses the word "faggot" aaaalllll the time. She ususally glances at me to see my reaction and I pretend like I didn't hear her.
I don't want to say anything because I don't want any arguments with her.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||02/16/2013|
[quote]I don't want to say anything because I don't want any arguments with her.
That's how people get away with this shit - silence is acceptance.
|by Anonymous||reply 76||02/16/2013|
Calling someone a hoodrat is different because_____.
Face it, she called out Perez and nobody else has.
LONG LIVE AZEALIA!!!!
|by Anonymous||reply 77||02/16/2013|
I think she's out of line. But I love her music.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||02/16/2013|
[quote]People will continue to use offensive slurs because of people like you.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||02/16/2013|
[quote]FINALLY! Somebody is not a pussy when it comes to perez. I hope she eats him alive and chews on his bones.
She's trashing Perez by trashing you. Brava.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||02/16/2013|
[quote]Face it, she called out Perez and nobody else has.
You're too stupid to live.
|by Anonymous||reply 82||02/16/2013|
Well Perez is clearly posting here, in all his unhinged glory Bullies always get there's in the end. There are about a dozen people waiting for cover like this to close the deal.
|by Anonymous||reply 83||02/16/2013|
[quote]To the extent that there's SUPPOSED to be free speech in this country
Free speech only means government prosecution for it, and the government can lock you up for threatening the president.
You're as dumb as Banks. You can go around saying whatever you want without repercussions, and the flack she's getting is from other people exercising their speech. Banks can and probably will be fired for her hate speech.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||02/16/2013|
[quote]When you see this kind of "discussion" on a very liberal message board, you realize that this country has a long way to go.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||02/16/2013|
That't s not "MARY|! at all R86.
Anyways what does it searve her to be so homophobic all the time. Why is she doing this, what does she gain from it.
I have never heard her music and don't plan to
|by Anonymous||reply 87||02/16/2013|
Shes not trashing me, r80, nor was she trashing anybody but bridge troll and somebody else who is not you.
Don't take it so personally. She doesn't even know you and couldn't care less about you or your sexual preference.
And for the last time, F&F doesn't work. It's a fake button for control freaks who want to decide everyone's thoughts for them.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||02/16/2013|
Interesting thread. While we are here, I want to clear something up. So it's not OK for a lesbian/bi woman to use the word faggot, but it's perfectly fine for gay men to use the words, cunt, frau, dyke or bull dyke, correct?
|by Anonymous||reply 89||02/16/2013|
What? There are still no Harlem Shake video threads on DL?
|by Anonymous||reply 93||02/17/2013|
"Don't take it so personally. She doesn't even know you and couldn't care less about you or your sexual preference.
And for the last time, F&F doesn't work. It's a fake button for control freaks who want to decide everyone's thoughts for them."
No, but trolldar works, cunt flap. And you're obviously HIGHly invested in defending this no-talent cunt.
You're also utterly deranged like any other dipshit cunt fanbot who thinks s/he KNOWS what the cunt is thinking.
She's a gay-baiting plagiarist.
And you're a useless blabbering sack of flesh.
Thread NOT closed, cuntlette! YOU are the control freak, cunt-troll-freak.
Because obviously your crack binge has not abated, and you will continue to make an even bigger ass of yourself by defending this cunt.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||02/18/2013|
hottie in a jock strap at 1:59:
|by Anonymous||reply 95||02/18/2013|
She's still a no-talent cuntress
|by Anonymous||reply 96||02/19/2013|
"so many PC robots here"
As opposed to a deranged pro-violence psychotic like you, right?
|by Anonymous||reply 97||02/19/2013|
Her career is flushed now.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||02/19/2013|
98, what a terrible thing to type!
Gangrape is one word!
|by Anonymous||reply 100||02/19/2013|
"hope he gets aids!"
Typed like a true semi-literate anti-gay Banks fan.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||02/20/2013|
So lousy, so nasty, so bitter... t
|by Anonymous||reply 103||02/20/2013|
[quote]Words are words. I could give a shit who says what, and I'm sick of messy white queens getting offended when someone says faggot. Both nigger and faggot are in my vocabulary. I'm black AND gay and I can say whatever the fuck I want to. I don't generally use "nigger" as a slur but do say "nigga" sometimes, but I am quick to call a faggot a faggot when he's acting like a messy fucking faggot.
I'm white and gay and I don't use any of those words. I'm also an adult who doesn't need to call people names to make a point. Because, you see, I DO give a shit.
Maybe you should too.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||02/20/2013|
Well, I black and gay and I agree with you R104. The person you were responding to needs to grow up, and he/she is also in need of some medication.
|by Anonymous||reply 105||02/20/2013|
We have no doubt that Ms. Banks enjoys lots and lots of "medication."
|by Anonymous||reply 106||02/20/2013|
Why, yes! I see your point!
Those thousands of gay people who have been violently assaulted are just too sensitive! They need to toughen up like the oh so erudite Azalia Banks fans!
Tough it up, faggot!
|by Anonymous||reply 109||02/20/2013|
so, by extension, in your grand wisdom, freedom of hate speech should extend to spray-painting FAGGOT on someone's house, because, as you claim, "it ain't nuthin" and peeps jez need ta chill out, right?
It's just expressing oneself!
Don't get all "PC" about it, y'all!
You stupid shit.
I hope somebody violently assaults you, and soon.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||02/20/2013|
Please just ignore this dumb attention-seeking asshole. She's got no talent, so she thinks being "controversial" will get her some press. So far, it's worked. How about we stop even discussing her and let her fade back into obsurity where she belongs?
|by Anonymous||reply 112||02/20/2013|
"Many straights biggest complaint about gays is they are too sensitive and so quick to call people a homophobe"
This, from the same psychotic frau who also typed:
"hope he gets aids!"
Gosh, we really ought to behave the way YOU want us, to, huh, frau? Otherwise we'll all get "aids" (sic.)
|by Anonymous||reply 113||02/20/2013|
I understand the whole thing about not giving words so much power, but your approach is all wrong. I think the fear is that hate speech has the potential to incite violence.
I do agree that we shouldn't give words so much power; however, our society has not reached the point to where we can let hate speech slide. Words have the potential incite terrible violence. I do think that she should be ignored, she's getting way too much attention from this dust up.
|by Anonymous||reply 117||02/20/2013|
R117 was for R107. I forgot to address it correctly, sorry about that.
|by Anonymous||reply 119||02/21/2013|
Psychotic frau, please do kill yourself.
In your case, it gets worse.
|by Anonymous||reply 121||02/21/2013|
[quote]I can say whatever the fuck I want to.
And pay the consequences.
|by Anonymous||reply 122||02/21/2013|
[quote]Black people learned a long fucking time ago to not make a federal case whenever someone says "nigger" or "nigga."
The funniest post I've ever read on here.
My god, you must be extremely sheltered.
|by Anonymous||reply 123||02/21/2013|
[quote]Gays need to be careful that we don't become the thought police and start wagging our fingers at everyone. It's gonna get really old really quickly, and it's gonna dilute our message when we need to attack REAL homophobic situations out there.
Congrats, you just got flagged.
|by Anonymous||reply 124||02/21/2013|