Azealia Banks Loses Her Record Deal for Anti-Gay Twitter Rant
Let this be a lesson to all of those who have been tempted to tell Perez Hilton to, ahem, “gobble a dick.”
Interscope Records, the Universal Music Group label founded by Jimmy Iovine is reportedly not picking up the much-buzzed-about the 21-year-old rapper’s option for future recordings, says a source close to the situation. When approached today about Banks’ current debut album situation, the label insider simply stated, “Azealia Banks will no longer be releasing her LP under Interscope.”
Broke with Expensive Taste, was scheduled to be released in February so perhaps this clarifies the lack of promotion and official releases for a debut album that was supposed to drop within weeks.
Banks’ gobble comment was reportedly not the one that did her in. Banks, Hilton and Jake Shears from the Scissor Sisters spent much of the weekend embroiled in headlines about a threeway Twitter fight in which Banks called Hilton a “faggot” and told him to kill himself.
It’s worth mentioning that Banks identifies as bisexual, or she at least publicly identifies as bisexual. But before you begin to weigh the homophobia inherent in one LGBT person attacking another’s LGBTness, take a gander at the actual comments made for yourself. Buzzfeed has a rundown of the juciest bits.
See you next Tuesday, Banks. You’re outta here.
A question though before we boot Banks from pop culture for the next 3 weeks or so until a less scrupulous record label offers her an even more lucrative deal; Why is it that we find it so socially unacceptable for a black, bisexual, female rapper to use homophobic slurs against gay men, but we allow a white, male artist like Eminem to toss those same words around?
And just for context here, where was the outrage when Nicki Minaj and Eminem released their track together that uses the same word that Banks was dropped over?