Azealia Banks Shouts Homophobic Slur on Plane, Claims She Was Victim of Discrimination: Details

Azealia Banks
Azealia Banks used a homophobic slur on a Delta flight on Sept. 21.  Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

She just wanted her bag. On Monday, Sept. 21, Azealia Banks had a meltdown while trying to deplane after a Delta flight from New York to Los Angeles. In the TMZ clip, Banks, 24, appears to be trying to pry her bag out of a flight attendant’s hands. 

“Give me my bag!” she screams over and over. 

Finally one of the plane’s pilots gets involved and asks Banks what happened. She mocks him for calling her “ma’am” and proceeds to claim that a French male passenger stopped her from getting off the plane to allow another woman to exit before her. 

“I’m trying to go home!” she declares. 

“Everybody wants to go home,” the pilot calmly says. 

She continues to shout “give me my bag!” before yelling “f—king f——t” at the attendant. 

An eyewitness told TMZ that prior to the part of the incident that was caught on film, Banks "spit in the [French] man's face, punched him in the face, and clawed his shirt" before the flight attendant got involved. Police were called and Banks allegedly ran before being found at baggage claim, but the French couple chose not to press charges.  

Following the incident, Banks took to Twitter to give her side of the story. 

“I am bisexual. my brother is trans. My employees are all gay men. Nothing else to say,” she tweeted. But she continued retweeting her supporters, later writing, “Cause yall KNOW, that they would've politely handed a white woman her bags and a spritzer. #whatever.” 

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