TMZ obtained video of rapper Azealia Banks getting into an altercation with airline staff  while trying to exit a Delta flight from New York to Los Angeles on Monday night. A bystander on the flight managed to get a portion of the tussle on video, including the ending where Banks called a flight attendant a homophobic slur.
A witness told the gossip site that the trouble started when Banks tried to squeeze past a French couple removing their overhead luggage while exiting the plane. The man apparently put his hand out to block her and that’s when things reportedly went nuclear, resulting in Banks spitting in the man’s face and punching him.
Then, a tug of war began when a flight attendant picked up Bank’s luggage and told her to calm down. Things seemed to escalate, resulting in Banks calling the a flight attendant a “fucking faggot.”
From TMZ:
We’re told the co-pilot came out and told Azealia the police were called. She then ran off the plane, dropping her cell phone.
Police caught up with Azealia at baggage claim and spoke with witnesses as well, but the French couple decided not to press charges because they were here on holiday and didn’t want the hassle.
The rapper has a troubling history with the homophobic slur and has avidly tried to defend her use of the term faggot as “feminist.” However, it’s especially hard to view the term through that lens as used in this video.