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Deal With It': Black Lives Matter Activist DeRay Mckesson Spars With Rapper in Heated Exchange


"I'm not sure how we got to this point so quickly."

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Black Lives Matter activist and Baltimore mayoral candidate Deray Mckesson and controversial rapper Azealia Banks engaged in a heated debate over use of the word "faggot" Friday night on Twitter. And now Mckesson is paying for it.

Banks became so frustrated with Mckesson that, finally, she decided she wanted a refund on the donation she made to his mayoral campaign.

The original invocation of the word "fag" came when Banks shot back at Beverly Hills Salon owner Elgin Charles, who claims to be a "multimillionaire" entrepreneur, for telling the rapper to "spe[nd] less time on social media and MORE time in the studio."

Not long after Banks used the divisive term, Mckesson chided her for tweeting the "homophobic" and "offensive" word. And then the Twitter war ensued.

Image source: Twitter @AZEALIABANKS 

Finally, the debate ended, when an angry Banks requested that Mckesson refund her donation. The mayoral candidate complied, telling Banks he would process her refund Monday.

Image source: Twitter @AZEALIABANKS

Image source: Twitter @deray

Mckesson has since returned to tweeting about Baltimore politics and the untimely death of pop music icon Prince. Banks, however, seems to still be fuming over the argument, retweeting followers who stand by her use of the word "fag."

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