Remember when Azealia Banks flipped out on a Delta airline attendant hurling a plethora of gay slurs his way? After losing her temper on Twitter yet again last month in a tirade against musician Zayn Malik that oddly went on to include Disney star, Skai Jackson, Banks is now trying to recognize the error of her ways.
Maybe it’s because her sharp tongue has gotten her booted from Twitter as well as the UK-based Rinse FM’s Born & Bred Festival that emphasizes “inclusivity and equality,” that she was once scheduled to perform at this summer, but the performer took to her Facebook account to alert fans that she’d be stripping one homophobic slur in particular from her vocabulary:
In a post that can still be seen on her Facebook page, Banks insists that her rants do no reflect the person she truly is:
“By using those words i paint a picture of myself that isn’t the true me. I paint the picture of my upbringings, my neighborhood, my pain, and my misfortunes… I paint the picture of someone who is used to suppressing things, and being defensive.”
She also expresses, that she has faith that her fans will stick by her even when she’s at her worse simply because they know the real Azealia Banks:
“When i am ALL of those things. I’m sweet, i’m kind, i’m caring, i’m generous, i love to make people laugh and above all of it, I LOVE ART. I love to please and inspire others with my music and art the most, More than i love anything in the world. To lose out on a chance to make people feel good and smile and be happy would be the dumbest thing i could do in this lifetime. To end this note i want to SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years. I know that you all want nothing else for me but to see me win, and i thank the many of you who saw the beauty in me and have stuck around this far.”
But is it too late for Banks to say sorry? The rapper who has openly identified as bisexual in the past once used the homophobic slur to attack blogger, Perez Hilton in 2013 calling him a “messy fa***t”. She defended her casual use of the offensive label by saying:
“A fa***t is not a homosexual male. A fa***t is any male who acts like a female. There’s a BIG difference.”
Do you think Banks is being sincere, or is this the latest antic what some call her social media stunts for attention?