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Azealia Banks Performing at L.A. Pride

The controversial rapper will take to the West Hollywood stage in June, along with Jennifer Hudson, Mary Lambert, Betty Who and The Bangles.

L.A. Pride announced an eclectic mix of female performers for the city's Pride festival in June, with New York rapper Azealia Banks the most notorious.
Banks, who achieved acclaim with her single "212," off her EP, 1991, was involved in an ugly Twitter war with Perez Hilton, where she called the blogger "a messy faggot." Banks would state her words were not intended as antigay and that she herself is bisexual. The rapper got into another feud with a music performer and sent him a tweet saying, "may you drown in faggotry." Regardless, Banks performed at Vienna's Life Ball 2013, one of the world's biggest HIV fundraisers.
This isn't the first time L.A. Pride has ventured into controversial waters with their choice of entertainment or grand marshals. Christopher Street West, the organizing arm of L.A. Pride, booked Paris Hilton as grand marshal in 2005. As Hilton has never been an LGBT-right advocate, and is viewed as a vapid airhead, the choice was met with fierce derision. Years later, Hilton would be caught on tape calling gay men "disgusting" and saying most of them "probably have AIDS."

snappple 24th-Apr-2014 12:55 am (UTC)
This run down bitch is still trying

Edited at 2014-04-24 12:56 am (UTC)
morgan90 24th-Apr-2014 12:57 am (UTC)
The "crowd" that showed up to watch her at Coachella was so tragic.
apolloblanc 24th-Apr-2014 01:01 am (UTC)
i didn't even know she was listed to play! L O L
fight4thislove 24th-Apr-2014 01:34 am (UTC)
she performed in a steel bin hung above the ground on a crane at Forever 21's party. like 25 people showed up
backupblood 24th-Apr-2014 01:51 am (UTC)
OMG I thought you were joking, haha
tinderbittles 24th-Apr-2014 01:58 am (UTC)
LMFAO me too
boku_no_hanabi 24th-Apr-2014 01:04 am (UTC)
Deets please
kaykaydelight 24th-Apr-2014 01:39 am (UTC)
Wow, her fall from grace is so sad.
misslilia84 24th-Apr-2014 02:23 am (UTC)
lol. shiiiiit if I would have known she was there, I would've shown up just to laugh.
misslilia84 24th-Apr-2014 02:21 am (UTC)
this year's Coachella?
beatofmy_drum 24th-Apr-2014 12:57 am (UTC)
coldmemory 24th-Apr-2014 12:59 am (UTC)
at this point she's only useful for jokes about her album's release date

haruhiko 24th-Apr-2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Every year Pride celebrations become ever more tragic sellouts.
guccipucci 24th-Apr-2014 01:11 am (UTC)

liquidt1000 24th-Apr-2014 02:24 am (UTC)
u stan for rat-looking bitches
guccipucci 24th-Apr-2014 02:35 am (UTC)
reporting you for racism, xx
liquidt1000 24th-Apr-2014 02:36 am (UTC)
daddyissues 24th-Apr-2014 04:25 pm (UTC)
blueboatdreams 24th-Apr-2014 05:43 am (UTC)
is she balding?
rosevael 24th-Apr-2014 01:43 am (UTC)

New album now available on iTunes <3.
liquidt1000 24th-Apr-2014 02:23 am (UTC)
really sis?????

misslilia84 24th-Apr-2014 02:26 am (UTC)
oh, is she going to show up for this one?
scaredsquee 24th-Apr-2014 04:37 am (UTC)
probably not
chthonist 24th-Apr-2014 05:24 am (UTC)
Considering that I used to play that stage back in the day, she has really fallen on her asshole.
reserved 24th-Apr-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
reserved 24th-Apr-2014 01:34 pm (UTC)
i never go to LA Pride but i might go to see her! she's great live
prophecypro 25th-Apr-2014 09:35 am (UTC)
lol she trying to catch that wave before Angel Haze takes the gay spot for her
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