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Azealia Banks Says She's Never Saying The Word 'Faggot' Again

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Azealiza Banks decided to tell her fans on Facebook Friday that she will no longer use the word "faggot." The rapper also explained her rationale for why she has thrown the word around so freely in the past.

Banks stated that she wanted to, "SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years." It seems she might have engaged in some serious self-reflection about the way her actions have affected those who support her.

The Facebook message reads:

Banks has landed in hot water many different times over the past several years for using the word "faggot" and each time she adamantly defended her use of the queer slur.

She has also offended the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community in a number of different incidents, including calling them the "Gay White KKKs." Banks' Twitter account was also recently deactivated after she used an offensive racial slur against singer Zayn Malik.

While the apology is a nice gesture, we just hope it's sincere and not because she's getting dropped from bookings due to her behavior online.

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