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Azealia Banks Beefs With Perez Hilton, Using Gay Slur
By Erika Ramirez, N.Y. ,  Billboard

Billboard -- Azealia Banks has been involved in countless Twitter beefs, but she may have gone too far this time. On Friday night, Banks went toe-to-toe with celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, on Twitter, after he expressed his dislike for her beef with Angel Haze and for her apparently not wanting to work with Rihanna.

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Both exchanged loaded words, many of which were deleted, but all came to a halt when Azealia tweeted a gay slur directly at Perez.

@ perezhilton lol what a messy faggot you are.

- YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 5, 2013

Azealia Banks continued to tell her 274k Twitter followers what the word means... to her. It may not have helped matters.

A faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female. There's a BIG difference.

- YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 5, 2013

If u listen to my music and are not offended by the word nigga.... We're not gonna go here with this faggot shit... We're just not. Lol

- YUNG RAPUNXEL (@AZEALIABANKS) January 5, 2013

During her brief career, Banks' feuds with other artists (namely Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, Jim Jones and Angel Haze) have largely overshadowed her actual music. The rapper released a 4-track EP, "1991," in May and is currently working on her debut album, "Broke With Expensive Taste." Will the feuding affect sales when the album is released later this year?

Hilton, who is openly gay, has himself used the f-bomb in the past. In June 2009, the blogger was punched by will.i.am 's tour manager after the artist told him to not write about him and the rest of the Black Eyed Peas and Hilton responded by calling will.i.am a "faggot."

Perez Hilton later apologized.

Everyone has a right to express their opinion of an artist's work, but when the conversation turns personally hateful -- targeting sexual preference to race -- it's gone too far. What do you think of the Azealia Banks-Perez Hilton Twitter beef?

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