RAPPER Azealia Banks has caused controversy in the past weeks with comments on social media that have been perceived as homophobic.

In a tweet that has since been deleted, the 24-year-old compared the LGBT community to the Ku Klux Klan:

 

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This followed an outburst on a 1am flight into LA were Banks called a Delta flight attendant a “fucking faggot” after she had trouble edging herself past a French passenger.

 

 

Banks, who is openly bisexual, has since said she is not homophobic in a series of subsequent tweets, which also attracted support from other high-profile LGBTI social media users.

 

 

Banks has criticised those in the community and the media who have called her out on her continuous use of “faggot”.

 

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