Rapper Azealia Banks came out of the closet during a recent interview with the New York Times. She openly spoke about her bisexuality and said that she wants to be known for her music and not her sexual preference. The Daily Mail reports that the 20-year-old is on her way up in the hip-hop world and is one of the five people that Kanye West follows on Twitter.

The world of hip-hop is notorious for being a haven of misogyny and homophobia.

But hotshot rapper Azealia Banks is standing up to the prejudice by publicly admitting to being bisexual.

The much-touted star, whose celebrity fanbase includes Kanye West, spoke out about her sexuality in an interview in the New York Times.

New Yorker Azealia, 20, said: ‘I’m not trying to be, like, the bisexual, lesbian rapper. I don’t live on other people’s terms.’

She is the latest in a long-line of celebrities to come out of the closet, with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Amber Heard and Evan Rachel Wood all famously confessing to being attracted to both sexes.

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