American rapper and singer Azealia Banks blew up the interwebs yesterday when she tweeted a homophobic slur at popular entertainment blogger Perez Hilton. It all began when Michigan-born rapper Angel Haze and Azealia Banks publicly fired insults at each other. Yes, in full view of other Twitter users, who stopped at nothing to take sides. This includes Perez Hilton, who jumped in and took Angel Haze’s side.

It immediately promoted another war, where Azealia and Perez began going at each other. Azealia tweeted:

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After which, she attempted to clarify her use of the word, “faggot”, by saying that a faggot is not a homosexual male but any male who acts like a female. Of course, Perez’s supporters immediately took offense and jumped in with equally harsh comebacks and violent sentiments.

It didn’t help that at noon yesterday, Azealia was still having a go at the entire slur issue when she said that she wasn’t “moved” by the “f word thing” as people want her to be. And that as a bisexual person, she knew what she meant when she used that word. On top of saying these other things:

Twitter diarrhea much, Azealia? Regardless of what she meant by the word, it’s about the damage it causes.

Let’s not forget the weight of the word “faggot”, especially if it’s used in reference to Perez Hilton who is both openly gay and who was previously punched by the Black Eyed Peas’ tour manager after he said to will.i.am, “You’re not a f*cking artist. You’re a f*cking faggot!”.

Not cool, Azealia. Not cool.

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