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Rapper Azealia Banks Puts Foot In Mouth Again, Tweets More Anti-Gay Slurs

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You may remember the media blitz created by the so-called up and coming rapper Azealia Banks and her unnecessary twitter war last month with equally controversial blogger Perez Hilton last month. Banks very blatantly used homophobic anti-gay slurs after the two had a disagreement. The LGBT community took the self proclaimed “Rapunxel” of rap to task for her verbal diarrhea and her refusal to make a legitimate apology. You would think that run in would have taught her a lesson but apparently it didn’t.

Fresh off a new remix of the song “Harlem Shake” Banks was taken back when the originator of the song known as Baauer was not too keen on Banks reinterpreting his original song he suggests was created in 2001. Banks did not appreciate this return and began to angrily ask Baauer why he didn’t want her to use the song as a remix. He simply stated because it was not her song. This enraged Banks and the conversation disintergrated when questioned by Baauer’s supporters leading Banks to tweet more anti-gay slurs:

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This of course caused members of the LGBT community to react but again, Banks seemed unphased by the tension she had once again created. Then Perez Hilton chimed into the debate, and then Banks turned back to her misogynistic, homophobic, and extremely immature rage:

 

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At the time of this report Banks showed no signs of quitting this barrage of homophobic insults. Clearly her management fails to see how her using such language is alienating a fanbase that up until last month supported and embraced her. What bothers me most is that through all this, her message continually implies that femininity is weak and that gay is weak and an insult. I just like any other gay men love other men and trust, I don’t ever hear the term weak come up when we get down.

I’m so damn tired of this mindset that gay equals weak and from wherever she learned this flawed ideology she apparently continues making the same flawed statement. She can claim that because she is a bisexual woman that it gives her a pass but it doesn’t. It’s just as damning to those that are afraid of coming out that feel they don’t have a voice seeing a trait of femininity in gay culture be reduced to less than the majority. I don’t care what her experiences are anymore at this point. To say the least, it implies that we can use words that are meant to shame and degrade us and use against each other.

I’m no fan of Perez, because he has done some pretty shitty things to other members of this community too. But two wrongs don’t make a right. And at this point, fully support a complete boycott of all her music, works, projects, perfumes, or whatever the hell else she’s trying to promote. I won’t support hate in any form. Period.

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And can I just say how frustrated I am seeing some of her supporters, more notably gay men, actually condoning this behavior on twitter right now? This is not about Perez, this is about her ass backwards way of thinking. This internalized homophobia laced with misogynistic, anti-woman ideology is disturbing and witnessing the very people she is insulting blindly justify her actions tonight really need to reevaluate their priorities.  Her claiming that she’s being targeted as a woman is invalidated especially when she repeatedly puts femininity and women down in the same breath.

Scissor Sister’s Jake Shears Takes On Azealia Banks Over “Faggot” Tweets – Banks Doubles Down

Jake Shears who’s currently on hiatus from Scissor Sisters went after rapper Azealia Banks over her “faggot” Twitter attack on Perez Hilton yesterday.

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GLAAD of course sent out another of their wishy-washy press releases on their blog that falls short of forcefully condemning Banks for the use of the word and are doing their usual “reaching out”:

“Our society knows that “fa**ot” is a derogatory word for gay men, and in this case it was used to attack someone in a very public altercation with hundreds of thousands of fans and young people following. It is an ugly, archaic word that was used to stigmatize a population of people who suffer high rates of violence both here in the U.S. and abroad. As far as we’ve come in this society, seeing it used by an artist many young people may look up to is painful, but even more so for those young fans, many of whom GLAAD has heard from. GLAAD has reached out to Banks’ representatives, and is working to compile stories of fans and teens who wanted to respond to the word and let others know what it feels like when they hear it.”

Well despite GLAAD’s reaching out to Banks’ representatives, it seems she really doesn’t care and claims that with herself being “bisexual” that it was quite alright to call Prez Hilton a “faggot” with a “whistling asshole” on Twitter and she’s really not all that upset about it or any backlash.

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Gurl you are really one big ignorant fucking hot mess.  Thats for sure.

 

Singer Frank Ocean On Coming Out: “I cried like a fucking baby.”

Singer Frank Ocean opened up in a recent GQ Interview about his life, career, and his recent coming out.

“The night I posted it, I cried like a fucking baby. It was like all the frequency just clicked to a change in my head. All the receptors were now receiving a different signal, and I was happy. I hadn’t been happy in so long. I’ve been sad again since, but it’s a totally different take on sad. There’s just some magic in truth and honesty and openness. I had those fears. In black music, we’ve got so many leaps and bounds to make with acceptance and tolerance in regard to that issue. It reflects something just ingrained, you know. When I was growing up, there was nobody in my family—not even my mother—who I could look to and be like, ‘I know you’ve never said anything homophobic.’ So, you know, you worry about people in the business who you’ve heard talk that way.”

You can read the entire interview over at GQ.

NOTE: Interestingly a writer over at Buzzfeed is stating that Ocean came out as “bisexual”?    Most “gay” men have slept with women in their past and are not “bisexual”. 

Bad form at Buzzfeed.

Racist Brietbart GOP Teatards Go Apeshit Over Rapper Jay Z’s Performance At Obama Rally

Yesterday the President Obama held a rally in Columbus, OH with Bruce Springsteen who spent the day campaigning with the President traveling on Air Force One from Madison, Wis., to Columbus, Ohio, and then to Des Moines, Iowa  But in Ohio the duet became a trio when  rapper Jay-Z boomed his way into Columbus’s Nationwide Arena, performing a rendition of his hit “99 Problems” with a political twist for a crowd estimated by fire officials at more than 15,000 people. Jay-Z changed a key R-rated word to make his own political endorsement. “I got 99 problems but Mitt ain’t one,” he sang.

This of course is sending the racist GOP teatards at Brietbart.com into a KKK nuclear meltdown.

Here are a few of the over 600+ “colorful” comments at Bretbart.com here are just a few:

wilmac  – Its all about race to liberals.,,its the only thing they care about. they even put wife and children after liberalism..liberals are very sic people.. if you know any you can attest to that..Ive tried to befriends with some.,its impossible.,they are so stupid and dangerous.,you risk life and limb to be around them..REJECT, DEFEAT is the only answer to our survival.

lessthantolerant –  Lets hope he ends up like many rappers, dead from lead poisioning.

THOMAS WREN –  Gay Z only cares about black racism nation!

skatblueeyes – This gives new meaning to taking the trash out of the White House!

smartsexyconservative – Obama is a frickin’ THUG supported by THUGS. If he wins tomorrow, this country is going straight to hell.

batcat5 –  What did you expect from a low rent, no talent, hood-rat, banger.

tillthen – Just remember JZ, don’t ever lose your way in certain necks of da woods.  The verbage may be very unpleasant.

This is the ugly, hateful racist face of Brietbart.com, the Tea Party and the GOP.

Utterly disgusting.

Joseline Hernandez Star of Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta Comes Out As Bisexual

Joseline Hernandez, star of Vh1’s Love and Hip Hop Atlanta came out as bisexual this week while appearing on Hot 97 radio this week as she talked about her relationship with co-star music mogul Stevie J (who has a child with another cast member, Mimi Faust).

“I’m not really tripping about what Stevie do because I love women to,” Hernandez said. “If he wants to go have fun, then you know I’ll be right there with him.”

Ms. Hernandez also after being asked by a fan how she feels about gay people on Twitter, “I am bisexual!” in Spanish.

Love and Hip Hop Atlanta is a spin-off of the original Love & Hip Hop series and  follows the lives of the upcoming  music artists and deals with the music business drama.

Frank Ocean Of The Hip Hop Group ODD FUTURE Comes Out

Frank Ocean singer, songwriter and a ghostwriter for Justin Bieber, Beyonce, John Legend and best known for his work with Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, often abbreviated to OFWGKTA or simply Odd Future, an American alternative hip hop collective from Los Angeles.

Bossip.com recently ran a blind item suggesting Frank Ocean  was prepping for a coming out party.

There’s been plenty of speculation about this hot young r&b star’s   sexuality, but most of it has been drowned out by the adoration by fans  and  famous alike. After keeping folks guessing in 2011, this soul singer  will  answer any questions about which team he’s swinging for with his  upcoming  musical release.

Last night Ocean confirmed his “coming out” with a posting on his Tumblr account and posting the link on Twitter to letter he wrote last December which are suspected to be the liner notes to his new album.

Whoever you are, wherever you are, I’m starting to think we’re a lot alike.  Human beings spinning on blackness.  All wanting to be seen, touched, heard, paid attention to.  My loved ones are everything to me here.  In the last year or 3 I’ve screamed at my creator.  Screamed at clouds in the sky.  For some explanation.  Mercy maybe.  For peace of mind to rain like manna somehow.  4 summers ago, I met somebody. I was 19 years old. He was too. We spent that summer, and the summer after, together. Everyday almost. And on the days we were together, time would glide. Most of the day I’d see him, and his smile. I’d hear his conversation and his silence..until it was time to sleep. Sleep I would often share with him. By the time I realized I was in love, it was malignant. It was hopeless. There was no escaping, no negotiating with the feeling.  No choice.  It was my first love, it changed my life.  Back then my mind would wander to the women I had been with, the ones I cared for and though I was in love with.  I reminisced about the sentimental songs I enjoyed when I was a teenager..the ones I played when I experienced a girlfriend for the first time.  I realized they were written in a language I did not yet speak.  I realized too much too quickly.  Imagine being thrown from a plane.  I wasn’t in a plane though.  I was in a Nissan Maxima, the same car I packed up with bags and drove to Los Angeles in. I sat there and told my friend how I felt. I wept as the words left my mouth. I grieved for them, knowing I could never take them back for myself. He patted my back. He said kind things. He did his best, but he wouldn’t admit the same. He had to go back inside soon. It was late and his girlfriend was waiting for him upstairs. He wouldn’t tell me the truth about his feelings for me for another 3 years. I felt like I’d only imagined reciprocity for years. Now imagine being thrown from a cliff. No, I wasn’t on a cliff, I was still in my car telling myself it was gonna be fine and to take deep breaths. I took the breaths and carried on. I kept up a peculiar friendship with him because I couldn’t imagine keeping up my life without him. I struggled to master myself and my emotions. I wasn’t always successful.
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