During an interview with QutQ's Xorje Olivares on Sirius XM, Azealia Banks discussed her abundant use of the word "faggot" and why she's not going to stop using it. "When I use the word 'faggot,' it comes from a feminist point of view," she told the radio host.

When Olivares asked Banks to define the slur, she replied, "The word 'faggott' came to me from my mother. And it was never a thing about a guy being gay. It was always just a man who hates women. You can be gay or straight. You can be a straight faggot… Faggots are men who want to bring women down, fuck with their heads, control them."

She then took issue with the bias she notices in white gay men:

"I definitely think a lot of the time with the 'white gay media' – especially with female artists – in order for you to seem successful or seem feminine you have to desire their approval. I feel like a lot of times gay men can be way more misogynistic than even straight men. Even how they come to you picking at your hair, telling you you're fat, telling you all this other shit. Telling you how to be a woman. What the fuck do you know about being a woman?"

"You called me a bitch, I'll call you a faggot," she later added. "What's the difference?"

Banks, who is bisexual, doesn't think she's being homophobic:

"To be homophobic would imply that I'm, like, 'I can't sit next to a gay man cuz Imma catch the gay, but I already caught the gay. I feel like when I use the word 'faggot,' it comes from, like, a feminist point of view, not a homophobic point of view. It's really just kinda like you feel attacked as a woman."

[ AllHipHop]


Some people—particularly Alexander Gaskarth of All Time Low—took issue with the hypocrisy of the Grammy's highlighting sexual assault awareness group It's On Us and domestic violence issues while continuing to support abusive artists, specifically Chris Brown.

"Wow. Unbelievable. Maybe #ItsOnUs to not invite people like @chrisbrown to the fcking Grammys. Am I wrong?," Gaskarth tweeted.

Brown responded, "You sound really perfect brother... How can I get those VIP tickets to the pearly gates bro... Seems like you have it down."

[ THG]


Looks like Sam Smith had a good time after winning big at the Grammys.

"What actually happened last night? I am monumentally hungover and keep spontaneously crying lol," he wrote on Instagram, later reiterating, "I am on another level of hungover right now. Literally feel like I'm dying haha."

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"I want to thank the man who this record is about, who I fell in love with last year," Smith said the night prior. "Thank you so much for breaking my heart because you got me four Grammys."

For Grammys and a wicked hangover. [E! Online/US Weekly]


  • Jamie Dornan was so, so sorry for the things he had to do to Dakota Johnson in Fifty Shades of Grey. [Just Jared]
  • He's about to get sorrier. Both Fifty Shades sequels are a go. [MTV]
  • Johnny Depp and Amber Heard got married for the second time in a week. [Radar]
  • Here, I got you this slideshow of Charlie Hunnam photos to enjoy. [POPSUGAR]
  • Jessica Simpson loves couponing. [OK!]
  • Not a couple: Taylor Swift and Hozier. [People]
  • Friends again: Taylor Swift and Diplo. [Dlisted]
  • Still not friends: Taylor Swift and Katy Perry. [ONTD]
  • Unfortunately, Harry Styles will not be buying a vineyard. [Gossip Cop]
  • #TrueDetectiveSeason2 [Just Jared]
  • "Come on, man, I love Beck. But he ain't have Album of the Year," says Kanye West, doubling down. [Gossip Cop]

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