Controversial rapper Azealia Banks lashed out at photographers by using a series of gay slurs outside of the Manhattan Criminal Court in New York on Monday, where she was facing assault charges.
The rapper, 24, was smiling as she left the building; however, when photographers closed in and began taking snaps, her demeanor shifted, according to The Daily Mail.
After Banks allegedly swatted at a pair of cameras, a photographer told her, “That’s assault, you want me to report you to the police?”
“Suck my d—k, faggots,” Banks said to the photographers as she made her way toward the street.
The rapper was also heard calling a member of the media a “c—ksucker.”
Banks eventually left the scene in a black SUV.
Banks posted on her Instagram Monday accusing a photographer of groping her:
“This old geezer touched my ass while I was in the courtroom. You should honestly be able to kick the shit out of these motherf—kers,” she wrote. “Next time I’m bringing pepper spray and an armed security guard.”
Hours later, she posted a photo of a prescription for “crazy pills.”
Banks was arrested outside of a New York City nightclub last December after she allegedly bit a female security guard on the breast during a reported assault.
Monday’s incident is not the first time the rapper has been heard using gay slurs, or the first time she has made headlines.
Last September, she was involved in an altercation on a Delta flight, wherein she was accused of spitting in the face of a passenger and using a gay slur during an argument with a flight attendant.
After Banks allegedly hit and spit on a fellow passenger, the flight attendant grabbed her bag in an attempt at intervening.
She was recorded on video telling the airline employee, “Give me my bag, you f—king faggot.”
Banks later defended her use of the gay slur on Twitter:
Last March, the rapper told Playboy magazine she felt the U.S. owed her reparations for slavery.
“My little white fans will be like, ‘Why do you want reparations for work you didn’t do?’ Well, you got handed down your grandfather’s estate and and you got to keep your grandmother’s diamonds and pearls and s—t,” she told the publication.
Banks was also quoted as saying, “I hate everything about this country.”
“Like, I hate fat white Americans. All the people who are crunched into the middle of America, the real fat and meat of America, are these racist conservative white people who live on their farms,” she told Playboy.