Azealia Banks spoke up about her support of the gay and lesbian community during an appearance to promote her new MAC Lipstick color. The Harlemite is openly bisexual and says that she definitely shows love to the LBGT community.
"Definitely. I mean, I’m bisexual, so it makes sense," she said. "But I don’t want to be that girl who says all gays necessarily hang out together, of course! I have people say to me, 'Oh wow, my friend is gay, too,' and I’m like, 'Yeah, so?'"
She also revealed the two female artists that influenced her the most growing up.
"Aaliyah. And I love Beyonce – she’s the queen of everything," Banks said. "She’s the most remarkable performer and musician. And this is just my humble opinion, but I just think she’s better than everyone else making music right now."
"I met her – and I cried! It was so embarrassing. It was at the Met Ball," she added. "I was f**king around with Kanye and she was sitting there, chilling and eating dinner. I freaked out. And I realized she saw me being a dummy and I started crying. Then I saw her expression, like, “Girl, get your sh*t together.” I had to walk away and get myself together and pat my face, then come back to properly say hi! And if I meet her again someday, I’ll probably cry again."