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Azealia Banks hurls homophobic slur at flight attendant in airplane luggage spat

This isn't the first time the "Broke With Expensive Taste" rapper has come under fire for homophobic remarks


Anna Silman
September 22, 2015 10:23PM (UTC)

Hurricane Azealia strikes again.

Today, TMZ circulated a video of controversial hip-hop artist Azealia Banks yelling a homophobic slur at a flight attendant after tussling with him and other passengers on a Delta flight Monday night.

According to an eyewitness, Banks “went nuts” when she was blocked from exiting the plane by a man seated in front of her. Per TMZ, who also has some footage of the dispute:

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The eyewitness says she spit in the man's face, punched him in the face and clawed at his shirt.

At that point we're told the flight attendant grabbed Azealia's bag and told her to calm down. She lost her balance, fell to the seat, stood up and then a tug-of-war over the luggage ensued. This is where the video begins.

Azealia demands to take her bag and leave, and eventually calls the flight attendant a "f***ing f***ot" -- a homophobic slur.

We're told the co-pilot came out and told Azealia the police were called. She then ran off the plane, dropping her cell phone.

Banks’ Twitter account -- the site of many verbal altercations -- was briefly made private after the video surfaced, but now it is back in action, and Banks is busy retweeting supporters and sending out her usual brand of IDGAF 140-character missives.

Banks has been accused of homophobia on numerous occasions due to her penchant for anti-gay hate speech, but as always, she appears unfazed by the charges:

Azealia Banks Calls Flight Attendant 'F***Ing F***Ot' (VIDEO)


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