“Twitter troll” rapper Azealia Banks backtracks after racist rant at Zayn Malik
‘I give my deepest apologies’
Personal Twitter account shut down after she uploaded the insulting picture of Zyan
Industry insiders accuse her of employing a troll strategy to get people talking about her. “It’s working in the short-term because she’s in the news but it is overshadowing her as an artist.”
Zayn -“No lies… I see you reaching but I don’t care.”
Zyan Malik was the target of racist and homophobic rant from Azealia Banks after they were billed togather. Silent against instagram insults
‘Loose canon’ rapper Azealia Banks has apologised for her “absolutely unacceptable” racist and homophobic rant at Zayn Malik. The music star has said sorry for her vile insults in a message posted on her Instagram account
The One Direction singer was the target for a barrage of vile insults after she accused him of ripping off her style for his solo work.
She branded the Yorkshire hunk a “token sandn****” and “f*****” in a fiery Instagram post yet she has now taken to the same social media site to say sorry and admits her hurtful words managed to “insult millions of people”.
She posted a collage of images from both her video and Zayn’s new release Instagram
In a text posed uploaded to her page, she wrote: “Now that the immediacy of the infamous incident has worn off, I’ve had sometime to decompress & take a more rational assessment of things.
“I want to extend my sincerest apologies to the world. Employing racial/sexual slurs/stereotypes in attempts to make fun of or degrade another person or group is absolutely unacceptable and is not fair or fun for anyone.
“Allowing my anger to get the best of me, I’ve managed to insult millions of people without reason. And for that I give my deepest apologies.”
Azealia’s Twitter account was suspended after she made her comments Getty
She has since posted a handful of extra messages seemingly clarifying her stance.
In response to user tynikaa she posted a lengthy message and commented: “But obviously what’s funny at home for me doesn’t translate in 140 characters and you honestly can’t lie and say you never made some hella hilarious hella ignorant stupid baseless before.”
She added: “Sometime people make bad jokes,” with a perplexed Emoji.
Zayn hasn’t spoken out against her insults Instagram
Yet the fiery star seemed to notch things up a gear in her next message which referred to the suspension of her Twitter account.
She said: PS: Yooo. LOL they shut my s**t tf down LMFAOOO. I was like damn these n****s got me!
“I’m really going to miss ki’ing all the time with the k**ts you guys are so much effing dun!!!!
“Very free and open minded. We’ll be back at it again soon!
Azealia Banks Instagram
Her followers commented alongside the snap – and their words weren’t too complimentary.
User theunitedmd wrote: “Nobody likes you,” while thetimatime said: “What about all the refugees you made fun of?”
Meanwhile waluigeee wrote: “You’ve lost thousands of followers on here.”
Azealia Banks on stage
The star’s personal Twitter account was shut down after she uploaded the insulting picture post about the Pillowtalk singer.
It showed images taken from both their videos and she accused him of stealing ideas from her Yung Rapunxel video for his track, Like I Would.
She wrote: “Damn Zayn be mood boarding the s**t out of me… I’m not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie.”
The image also went out on her Twitter page and although Zayn didn’t respond directly to her, he wrote: “No lies… I see you reaching but I don’t care.”
She replied: “Dude, I make better music than you. Simmer down with that fake white boy rebellion and that wannabe Bieber swag.”
But it was his final retort of, “My @’s too good for you,” that got her gloves off and her claws out as her racist and homophobic remarks began – and didn’t stop.
She wrote: “You a d*** rider for real for real. Ride this d*** until the wheels fall off Punjab.”
Then there was absolutely no stopping her as she continued: “What isn’t a reach is that a 4 track EP scored higher on metacritic than ur debut album,” before posting a photo of Zayn and tweeting as though she was him, “trying to make myself known but I’m still known as the token sand n****from 1D”. She then accused Zayn, of giving his number out to fans.
Azealia Banks onTwitter
Azealia Banks Plaboy spread
The 24-year-old New Yorker, who has done a spread for Playboy , has even been branded a “Twitter troll” for her explosive outbursts against a string of stars, including Rita Ora, Lily Allen, Lady Gaga and Beyonce.
A music industry source told The Sun: “Her music was provocative and critically acclaimed and her 2011 breakthrough track, 212, is still a club anthem. But now she seems to be employing a troll strategy to get people talking about her.
“It’s working in the short-term because she’s in the news but it is overshadowing her as an artist.”