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11/14/2014 01:49 pm ET Updated Feb 02, 2016

Azealia Banks Defends Her Use Of The Word 'Faggot' While Discussing Perez Hilton Feud Again

Azealia Banks offered up yet another unusual justification for her use of the word "faggot" in a new interview.

The singer, who recently dropped her debut album, "Broke With Expensive Taste,"sat down The Guardian to discuss her life over the last several years, her new album and the past Twitter feuds she's engaged in with other celebrities.

Now, the rapper is continuing to defend her use of the word "faggot," but apparently seems to have changed her thoughts surrounding what it signifies.

In a recent interview the The Guardian, Banks clarified what, exactly, she is implying when she says "faggot," as well as her thoughts surrounding misogyny in the gay community.

I don’t regret doing it, but I’ll never do it again, because I don’t care enough about the person to have the battle again and defend my use of the word ‘faggot’... A lot of gay men are way more misogynistic than straight men. The shit they say about women behind their backs, it’s like: ‘Wow, oh my God!’

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.

The openly bisexual singer landed in hot water last year for calling celebrity blogger Perez Hilton a "messy faggot" while the two sparred via Twitter. Shortly thereafter, she went on to claim that "a faggot is not a homosexual male. A faggot is any male who acts like a female. There's a BIG difference."

Banks' comments about gay men and misogyny seem to echo those made by "Scream" actress Rose McGowan earlier this year. During a podcast with openly gay author Bret Easton Ellis, McGowan claimed that, "Gay men are as misogynistic as straight men, if not more so. I have an indictment of the gay community right now, I’m actually really upset with them.”

McGowan later apologized for making a "dumb generalization," but defended the message within her words.

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