Azealia Banks Videotaped Hurling Homophobic Slur at Flight Attendant

Azealia Banks

This is not the first time the 'Broke With Expensive Taste' rapper has created controversy.

Azealia Banks was caught on camera using a homophobic slur during a confrontation with a flight attendant, according to video obtained by TMZ. 

The Broke With Expensive Taste rapper is seen struggling with a male attendant for her bag because she wants to get off the plane. During the altercation, Banks uses the slur. 

According to TMZ, the incident happened Monday night on a flight from New York to LAX after Banks allegedly tried to jump in front of passengers to exit the plane and another passenger stopped her.

Banks is accused of spitting in that passenger's face, punching him and clawing at his shirt before the plane's staff intervened, an eyewitness told TMZ. The video does not show the altercation with the passenger, just the aftermath between Banks and the flight attendant she insults. 

Police talked to Banks once she was in the airport, TMZ reported. The passenger did not want to press charges, according to TMZ. It is unclear if Banks faces any repercussions from her altercation with the flight attendant. 

Banks was in the studio before her flight, according to a post on Instagram. 


Studio before my flight tonight

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This is not the first time Banks has created controversy. She is known for dishing out insults over social media. Her Twitter account, which has nearly 568,000 followers, was set to private for a while Tuesday morning. Once it was public again, Banks made numerous mentions about the incident. Here are a couple of examples:

In March, Banks made headlines after her comments about Middle America.

"I hate everything about this country. Like, I hate fat white Americans," she said. "All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms. Those little teenage girls who work at Kmart and have a racist grandma — that’s really America."