Azealia Banks: ‘I’m Never Saying the Word ‘Faggot’ Again

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Azealia Banks, the rapper whose foul language has cost her legions of fans and most recently led to the removal of her Twitter account, claims she won’t be using the word “faggot” again.

She made the statement on Facebook, a social platform from which she hasn’t been ejected.

Ok, i’m never saying the word F****T ever 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. 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. Because, that IS how people get thick skin… by being subjected to name calling/belittlement/abuse and its not fair. Not fair to my fans, not fair to my peers but most importantly, Not fair to myself.

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. I paint the picture of someone who cannot allow themselves to be vulnerable or at the very least, Happy…. 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. The ‪#‎Kuntbrigade‬loves me more than i’ve EVER felt love in my life and it would be so sacrilegious to throw away my blessings that way. when i was a little girl i prayed to god that someone would come along and love me and my wish was granted 100fold. I cherish the #kuntbrigade SOOO FUCKING MUCH, you guys are my rock, I love you guys so much and all i want to do is make you proud.

Love
-AB

RELATED: Loathsome Rapper Azealia Banks Unleashes Homophobic, Racist Tirade at Zayn Malik

It’s unclear how Banks’s apology will resonate with those she has offended.

The reactions on Facebook seem polarized. Some aren’t convinced:

Corey Craig What happened? No pride bookings? I hear the post office is hiring #Wilted #WeWereAllRootingForYou #PeopleDiedHearingThatWord

 Others are hopeful:
Chris Deejay Smeejay Hodgson Okay Girl. I’m old and I’ve seen all of this before, time and time again. We forgave Galliano because he did the time and his apology felt contrite. Tracy Morgan was forgiven. His apology heartfelt and he met with GLESN and HRC, to discuss how to move forward with a deeper understanding of our struggle. We can all move forward together when we focus on what we all have in common, not what separates us. Please explore your angers in a way that causes no further harm, especially to yourself. We deserve better. You deserve better. Let’s be better together. Please…

While some seem to have completely forgiven:

Mateusz Stasiewicz Finally! I stayed with you despite everything you’ve said because I knew that you were worth it. Always was a fan and will be a fan of you and your music. And now, I’m waiting for you to do a tour so I can be the first one who’s going to buy a ticket. Lots of love Azealia, hang in there!

Most recently Banks landed in trouble for a homophobic racist tirade at singer-songwriter Zayn Malik, she compared the LGBT community to the KKK and said she’d like to pepper spray a gay man in the face, said GLAAD is “f**king bull**it,” and has defended her use of the word “faggot” multiple times.

Banks also posted this Instagram three days ago.

Instagram Photo

 

What do you think of her apology?

(image via Facebook)

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