Controversial raptress Azealia Banks has reportedly been dropped from her record label, Interscope, over derogatory remarks she made about gay blogger Perez Hilton.
According to an email received by Gossip We Love:
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.”
Things got heated between Banks and Hilton over the weekend after the gossip queen said Banks’ “attention-seeking ways are pathetic and hurtful”, prompting the 21-year-old Harlem native to call Hilton a “messy faggot” who “should just kill yourself.”
Her comments caused outrage across the interwebs, leading Scissor Sister Jake Shears to toss in his two Twitter cents:
Oh yeah. “Faggot.” Totally cool. Give me a fucking break. It all about context. And right now, I’m sorry, but context is not on your side.Donna Summer was ostracized for a decade from words she used about her gay fans. Too bad she didn’t have twitter to recant them immediately.
Banks’ claim that the word “fa**ot” doesn’t mean a gay male is not true. Regardless of her intent or her personal definition, what matters is the meaning given to that word by those who hear it, and the damage it causes when they do. Undoubtedly there are gay kids who follow her on Twitter who hear this word in an entirely different context. This word is used almost universally by bullies, often as part of a larger verbal or physical assault. This word hurts those kids, no matter what Banks meant by it.
In spite of, or may because of, the tweeting tumult, Azealia’s feathers remain unruffled:
Really not as moved by this f word thing as u all want me to be. As a bisexual person I knew what I meant when I used that word. And I meant what I meant when I used that word. You human beings have bigger life problems then what I think about some played out gossip dude…..
And yesterday she released another diss track against rival Angel Haze, entitled “No Problems”: