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Azealia Banks Says She's Not A Feminist, And Her Reason Might Surprise You

The Huffington Post | Zeba Blay | Posted 11.23.2015 | Women

Azealia Banks has garnered a reputation for saying exactly what's on her mind, even when what she has to say might rub people the wrong way.  On ...

Why I'm Not Writing Azealia Banks Off Just Yet

Sean O'Toole | Posted 10.02.2015 | Gay Voices
Sean O'Toole

She is hardly Robert Mugabe and she does not make me angry. She's only potentially a Bill or Hillary Clinton, who weren't that interested in affording dignity to LGBTQ people not so long ago either. People can change. Right?

Azealia Banks Is the Donald Trump of Rap

Domenick Scudera | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices
Domenick Scudera

Ms. Banks thinks that she is somehow advancing the cause for women of color and bisexual women, so I wanted to be as kind and respectful as possible. But it is difficult to maintain positive thoughts toward someone so mean-spirited.

Azealia Banks Compares The LGBT Community To 'Gay White KKK's'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.29.2015 | Gay Voices

(Note: The following story includes graphic language.) Azealia Banks compared the LGBT community to "gay white KKK's" in a recent tweet days afte...

Is Azealia Banks Right in Her Use of the Word "F*ggot" (No)

Rich Hawkins | Posted 09.28.2015 | Gay Voices
Rich Hawkins

Whatever Banks believes the word 'f*ggot' means, it doesn't. In the context she used it it's only ever a homophobic attack that demeans gay men.

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

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.22.2015 | Gay Voices

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Why More Gay Men Need To Claim Feminism

Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.10.2015 | Gay Voices
Aaron Barksdale

Gay men need to stop perpetuating misogyny and ally themselves with the feminist movement. And the first step toward becoming a true ally is listening to women speak about the issues that are important to them, whether it's wage equality, reproductive rights, access to birth control or anything else.

Azealia Banks Thinks Miley Cyrus, Nicki Minaj And Taylor Swift Are All 'Basic'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 09.02.2015 | Entertainment

Azealia Banks has some input on the Miley Cyrus-Nicki Minaj-Taylor Swift trifecta, and it all boils down to everyone being basic.  The rapper too...

Azealia Banks Unfortunately Predicted Exactly What Would Happen To Nicki Minaj's Wax Figure

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

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Azealia Banks Slams VMAs, Says 'America Doesn't Like Opinionated Black Women'

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 07.23.2015 | Black Voices


Azealia Banks Joins RZA For Musical Drama

The Hollywood Reporter | Posted 05.27.2015 | Black Voices

Several figures from the rap world, past and present, are teaming up for an inspirational music drama....

Azealia Banks Slams 'Bogus' BET Awards, And Nicki Minaj

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 05.19.2015 | Entertainment

Azealia Banks is never one to hide her feelings, and it's safe to say she's really not feeling her BET Award nomination for Best Female Hip-Hop Artist...

16-year-old Amandla Stenberg Schools Everyone On Cultural Appropriation

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 04.14.2015 | Black Voices

“What would America be like if we loved black people as much as we love black culture?” That’s the question 16-year-old Amandla Stenberg, th...

Azealia Banks On Obama: 'I Want To F*** The President'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 04.10.2015 | Black Voices

After making a string of controversial comments in recent months and gracing the April cover of Playboy, Azealia Banks also landed the cover of the l...

Azealia Banks Talks 'Fat White Americans,' Kanye West And Race In Playboy Interview

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 03.17.2015 | Black Voices

Azealia Banks did not hold back during her interview with Playboy for the magazine's April 2015 issue, discussing topics like pervasive racism, her se...

Azealia Banks Sparked A Twitter Fight With Erykah Badu, And Things Got Personal

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 02.17.2015 | Black Voices

There wasn't much love between Azealia Banks and Erykah Badu this Valentine's Day. On Thursday, a Twitter fan asked Badu if she listens to Banks' ...

Why Azealia Banks Will Never Redefine 'Faggot'

Tyler Curry | Posted 04.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Tyler Curry

Just as a gay man cannot redefine the word "dyke," a woman, whether heterosexual, bisexual or homosexual, has no right to use "faggot," especially in the name of feminism. And to do so is a shame to feminists everywhere.

Iggy Azalea Responds After Eve & Jill Scott Diss Her 'Blaccent'

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 02.03.2015 | Black Voices

Following a heated Twitter exchange with Azealia Banks and being schooled on Hip Hop by Q-Tip, Iggy Azalea is back in headlines once again. This t...

Q-Tip, T.I. & Azealia Banks Engage In Twitter Exchange Over Iggy Azalea

The Huffington Post | Brennan Williams | Posted 01.05.2015 | Black Voices

A brewing battle between Iggy Azalea and fellow industry artists has found the Australian-born rapper in hot water, yet again. Following a series o...

Twitter Suspends Hacker Group After Threatening Iggy Azalea

The Huffington Post | Stephanie Marcus | Posted 12.23.2014 | Entertainment

UPDATE: In a post on Monday, one of the main hubs of Anonymous, @YourAnonNews, said it had no connection to @TheAnonMessage: While talking to @You...

Azealia Banks' Emotional Explanation For Her Problem With Iggy Azalea

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 12.19.2014 | Entertainment

During an emotional 47-minute interview with Hot 97, Azealia Banks explained her much-publicized problems with Iggy Azalea and the music industry in g...

Iggy Azalea and the Perils of Reinventing Oneself

Sujatha Fernandes | Posted 02.11.2015 | Black Voices
Sujatha Fernandes

How can we expect public figures such as Iggy Azalea to take a stance on black issues when their only connection to black communities is in profiting from appropriating their music? Azealia Banks' "Igloo Australia" tweet revealed the hollowness of music-industry creations like Azalea. Yet it also raises the greater question of who we are without the histories that make us.

Azealia Banks Disses Iggy Azalea After Eric Garner Grand Jury Announcement

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 12.11.2014 | Black Voices

Azealia Banks took to Twitter to slam Iggy Azalea for staying quiet after a grand jury voted not to indict a New York City police officer in the death...

Azealia Banks' Long, Twisted Road To 'Broke With Expensive Taste'

rollingstonelogo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Entertainment

The following article is provided by Rolling Stone. By SIMON VOZICK-LEVINSON On the afternoon of November 6th, Azealia Banks hit send on a tweet...

Azealia Banks: 'A Faggot Is Anyone Who Hates Women'

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.14.2014 | Gay Voices

Azealia Banks offered up yet another unusual justification for her use of the word "faggot" in a new interview. The singer, who recently dropped h...