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09/29/2015 08:57 am ET

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

The comment came after Banks used a homophobic slur against a flight attendant.

(Note: The following story includes graphic language.)

Azealia Banks compared the LGBT community to "gay white KKK's" in a recent tweet days after using an anti-gay slur against a flight attendant following an incident with another passenger.

“LGBT community (GGGG) are like the gay white KKK’s," the rapper wrote in a since-deleted tweet screen grabbed by Billboard. "Get some pink hoods and unicorns and rally down rodeo drive." 

Banks made headlines after getting into an altercation with a fellow Delta Airlines passenger while attempting to exit the plane on a flight to LAX. Video shows the attendant intervening and Banks calling him a "fucking faggot." 

Banks took to Twitter to defend herself after the backlash. 

Banks, who identifies as bisexual and has a history of creating controversy by using the word "faggot," took issue with the focus on her words and not on what happened to her on the plane. 

 

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