Nowadays, American hip-house diva Azealia Banks is more famous for her slurs and beefs than for the music she makes. In particular, her racially insensitive attack towards Zayn Malik and her racist comments against grime culture generated a huge backlash that led to the cancellation of her headlining spot at Born & Bred Festival, a grime festival organised by Rinse FM in London.
However, Banks just decided to take a step back, apologising for her behaviour and declaring that she won’t use “[…] the word F****T ever again.”
“The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people i’ve said it to are just not worth it,” she continued. “Honestly… This isn’t a cop out, its just me realizing that words hurt. and while i may be immune to every word and be thicker skinned than most, it doesn’t mean that i get to go around treating people with the same toughness that made my skin so thick”.
As of now, her Twitter account is still suspended following her beef with the ex-Direction, but who knows if this public apology will help Azealia in gaining back some popularity.