Rapper Azealia Banks Compares Homosexual Community to the KKK

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Azealia Banks is under fire for a since-deleted tweet calling gay men the “gay white KKK.”

“LGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay white KKK’s,” Banks wrote in the since-deleted tweet. “Get them some pink hoods and unicorns and let them rally down rodeo drive.”

Banks tweeted the inflammatory comment in response to a video that surfaced last week of the rapper calling a male flight attendant a gay slur.

In a series of tweets, Banks blasted gay members of the LGBT community (hence her turning “LGBT” into “GGGG” in her tweet) for turning on her after she used the slur.

//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsBanks has used the phrase “GGGG” before to criticize what she sees as the prioritization of gay men in of LGBT culture.

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“Because it’s not really LGBT. It’s (expletive) GGGG and I’m sick of gay white men having control of the LGBT conversation,” she wrote in a tweet last week.

The rapper has a rocky history with the mainstream LGBT community; she’s been praised for criticizing white gay men for appropriating black culture and marginalizing minorities, while coming under fire for her use of homophobic slurs. In one high-profile incident in 2013, Banks leveled a slur at Perez Hilton, who then accused Banks of being homophobic.

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SOURCE: USA Today – Maeve McDermott