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Record sales increase for Azealia Banks since saying Perez Hilton was a ‘faggot’ who should kill himself

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  1. She knew exactly what she meant when she called him that. She later tried to say the word meant a male acting like a female but her original ‘attack’ using words such as co***ucker, etc tell me she knew all too well.

    1. ..and re the sales increase – there’s no accounting for bad taste

  2. I’m not surprised. Rap “music” condones violence, misogyny and homophobia so this vile person has become a magnet for like minded bigots.

  3. Says a lot for her fanbase – the bigotry attracted them, it seems. Depressing how hatred against us can be a selling point

  4. Well we can hardly be surprised at her fans for condoning her hate of Perez when we hate our own. Have a look at some of the comments posted by some of the people in response to today’s Pink News article on Rylan to see what I mean.

  5. PinkNews, your use of “drastically”, as in “record sales have increased drastically”, is not appropriate: “drastically” implies severity and violence. If her sales had plummeted, downwards of course, then “drastically” could have been appropriate. Maybe you meant “dramatically”.

  6. Liam the God 10 Jan 2013, 4:02pm

    ‘Afterwards Azealia Banks tweeted: “I’ve never gotten this much attention for saying ni**er.”': No, because Rappers use it far too much. Chuck D HATES the N-Bomb being used by Black people, and he actually has my RESPECT! How would she react if a WHITE person used the N-Word at her? I’d guess there would be Hells Bells and Buckets of Blood!!!

  7. Staircase2 10 Jan 2013, 5:00pm

    Firstly I find it hard to believe that any increase in sales is DUE to this, although it’s highly likely her team will have placed this concept in the press in order to stir controversy.

    Secondly, I think it’s unhelpful of a Pink News to be doing her teams dirty PR work.

    I’m actually really surprised by the way Pink News has effectively become an echo box for every other Press and PR story.

  8. Staircase2 10 Jan 2013, 5:01pm

    It was only a few days ago that her record label was reported to have let her go…

    Coincidence…? Methinks not…

  9. nothingpetty 10 Jan 2013, 6:10pm

    And this is a surprise?

  10. Chris R.A. Berry 11 Jan 2013, 7:09am

    Its always interesting to me to hear the comparison between faggot and nigger. I think the white community long ago resigned itself to the rule that African Americans own that word and have the right to use it or lose it but it can’t be used “out of club” unless the rights are assigned– to white hip hop artists or certain genres of entertainers. So far, however, everyone thinks they have permission to use “faggot” in any pejorative sense desired. Not sure that I understand the rules here………….

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