Azealia Banks Calls Flight Attendant Anti-Gay Slur During On-Plane Incident

The issue ignited over baggage.


Azealia Banks hurled a homophobic slur and various expletives at a Delta Airlines flight attendant after an incident with a fellow passenger aboard a plane from New York City to LAX. 

Video obtained by TMZ taken Monday night shows Banks arguing with the male flight attendant. Apparently when the plane landed at 1 a.m. in Los Angeles, the rapper got into an altercation with another passenger as they were exiting the plane. While arguing with the attendant, she can be heard calling him a "fucking faggot" and demanded he hand over her baggage. 

Banks later tweeted, claiming the passenger had hit her. 

“Ok so I get hit in the face by a man and no one cares. The (sic) only hear what I called the man who was blocking my exit,” she wrote in a since-deleted tweet, screen grabbed by the New York Daily News. “I don't care. I've said it before and I'll say it again. I don't tolerate b**** a**ness and I don't tolerate men putting their hands on me.”

Banks briefly made her account private, but made the account public again Tuesday afternoon.

Banks has come under fire for using homophobic slurs in the past. She defended her use of the word "faggot" during a fight with Perez Hilton last year. 

You can be a straight faggot, you can be a gay faggot. A faggot is anybody that hates women. It’s like, y’all sing along to my words when I’m saying ‘nigga’ and ‘cunt’, but as soon as I call this one white man a faggot the whole world exploded. Listen, I didn’t say all gay men are faggots; I said Perez Hilton is a faggot, so don’t try and bring the rest of the gays down with your faggotry.

On Tuesday afternoon, she shared two tweets seemingly referencing the incident. 

Representatives for Azealia Banks did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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