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Michael Darer | Posted 10.20.2016 | Entertainment
Michael Darer

It’s no secret that America loves watching a famous woman implode. In the last ten years, celebrity and entertainment journalists have brought eager...

Russell Crowe Reportedly Kicks Azealia Banks Out Of Hotel Room After Altercation

The Huffington Post | Julia Brucculieri | Posted 10.19.2016 | Entertainment

Russell Crowe won’t be inviting Azealia Banks to hang out anytime soon. The actor reportedly kicked the 25-year-old rapper out of his hotel room on...

An Open Letter to Punjabi-Canadian YouTuber Jus Reign for Criticizing Azealia Banks

Brown Girl Magazine | Posted 05.15.2016 | Entertainment
Brown Girl Magazine

The world knows how funny you are. Your Snapchats are hilarious, and your YouTube videos are ROFL funny, but let's take a moment to thank you for shutting down Azealia Banks with her derogatory and outlandish remarks targeted at singer Zayn Malik.

Skai Jackson On Internet Haters: 'I’m Just Rooting For Myself'

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 05.16.2016 | Black Voices

Skai Jackson is so much more than a meme. She is a 14-year-old actress with an IMDb page lengthier than a lot of adult actors, a native New Yorker wh...

Azealia Banks' Twitter Deactivated After Racist And Homophobic Tweets

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 05.12.2016 | Entertainment

Azealia Banks is no longer on Twitter. The controversial rapper's account -- @azealiabanks -- was deactivated Thursday after she posted a series of ...

Azealia Banks Fandom, I Bid You Adieu

Tajh Sutton | Posted 05.12.2016 | Black Voices
Tajh Sutton

When I use the word character I'm referring specifically to the behaviors, actions and words displayed by an individual over a period of time. And based on Azealia Banks' character, I can no longer support her, black girl or not.

Rapper Azealia Banks Endorses Trump Because He's 'Evil'

The Huffington Post | Carly Ledbetter | Posted 02.01.2016 | Entertainment

Talk about broke with bad political taste. Rapper Azealia Banks took to Twitter on Monday to announce who she'll be voting for in the upcoming electio...

Azealia Banks Arrested After Allegedly Biting Security Guard's Breast

The Huffington Post | Cole Delbyck | Posted 12.17.2015 | Entertainment

Rapper Azealia Banks was arrested early Monday morning after allegedly assaulting a security guard at a Manhattan nightclub. The 24-year-old was char...

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 Sunda...

Why I'm Not Writing Azealia Banks Off Just Yet

Sean O'Toole | Posted 10.02.2016 | Queer 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 09.29.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

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

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

Rich Hawkins | Posted 09.28.2016 | Queer 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 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Azealia Banks hurled a homophobic slur and various expletives at a Delta Airlines flight attendant after an incident with a fellow passenger aboard a ...

Why More Gay Men Need To Claim Feminism

Aaron Barksdale | Posted 09.08.2016 | Queer 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 took to ...

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

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment

Azealia Banks had some thoughts on the likelihood that people would defile Nicki Minaj's wax figure, and she was right. Last week, the rapper tweeted...

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 is once again speaking up about racial issues and misogyny in the music industry -- this time by calling out the MTV Video Music Awards....

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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.