9.22.2015

Azealia Banks Goes Off on Flight Attendant, Uses Homophobic Slur

Azealia Banks is back in the headlines, this time after a run-in with a passenger and flight attendant on a Delta flight from New York to L.A. on Monday night. TMZ obtained video of the incident, in which she uses a homophobic slur on a flight attendant.

According to eyewitness reports, the fight began when a French couple who was removing its baggage from an overhead bin blocked Banks from exiting the plane.

When the husband put out his hand to keep her from squeezing past, Banks allegedly spit in his face, punched him, and clawed at his shirt. Then a flight attendant took hold of her bag and asked her to calm down. The video of the incident begins here. It shows Banks struggling with the attendant over her luggage, before calling him a “fucking faggot.”

TMZ adds that she ran off the plane when the captain told her the police were called. They caught up with her at baggage claim, but the couple chose not to press charges.

Banks initially responded to the allegations on Twitter, claiming the passenger hit her in the face. “Ok so I get hit in the face by a man and no one cares. The only hear what I called the man who was blocking my exit,” she said before deleting the tweet along with others.

“I don’t care. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I don’t tolerate bitchassness and I don’t tolerate men putting their hands on me,” she wrote.

However, an eyewitness disputes Banks’ claim that the French man hit her in the face, insisting that he only put his hand up for her to stop.

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