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Azealia Banks Record Sales Increase Following Perez Hilton 'Faggot' Slur

Thursday, 10 January 2013 Written by Elliott Batte
Azealia Banks Record Sales Increase Following Perez Hilton 'Faggot' Slur

American rapper and singer Azealia Banks has reportedly managed to increase her sales recently - by calling world-famous blogger and super-bitch Perez Hilton a ‘faggot’.

The pair have been embroiled in a war of words over Twitter, after Banks released a diss track against Angel Haze. After Hilton criticised the feuding, taking an anti-Banks stance, the 21 year-old hip-hop star called him a ‘messy faggot’ - as well as ‘dickbreath’.

The comments were met with a lot of negative reaction, and Banks has since apologised - but described her use of the word as a male who acts like a female rather than as a homophobic slur (Banks is bisexual herself).

But, despite the criticism and negative attention that Banks’ comments received, she has actually seen an increase in her record sales - with her ‘1991’ EP seeing 18% more sales than the previous week. Her single ‘212’ has also seen an increase of 3%.

Banks’ debut album ‘Broke with Expensive Taste’ hits shelves on February 12th - keep an eye out for any UK dates the star may line-up in support.

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