Azealia Banks has seen the light.
In an impassioned status posted to Facebook early Friday morning, the 25-year-old singer vowed never again to use the word faggot.
“I’m never saying the word F****T ever again,” Banks declared.
Last month, Twitter suspended Banks’ profile after her attacks against former One Direction singer Zayn Malik where Banks’ showered him with a slew of hateful words — faggot being just one.
It seems after much personal reflection, Banks now understands why her use of this ‘F’ word has incited so much outrage from Twitter and the public at large.
“The amount of people that get hurt when i use the word vs. the amount of people i’ve said it to are just not worth it,” she wrote.
“Honestly… This isn’t a cop out, its just me realizing that words hurt. and while i may be immune to every word and be thicker skinned than most, it doesn’t mean that i get to go around treating people with the same toughness that made my skin so thick.”
In recent years, Banks has become more known for her offensive, homophobic (and some would say racist) Twitter rants than her actual musicianship. She hopes this new revelation will help fans and foes to see her for the artist she truly is.
“To end this note i want to SINCERELY apologize to my fans for having let so many of you down over the years. I know that you all want nothing else for me but to see me win, and i thank the many of you who saw the beauty in me and have stuck around this far.”