Twitter Suspends Azealia Banks’ Account, Following Racial Insults at ZAYN

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks gets in trouble on social media… again. This time, Twitter suspended her account after a firestorm of racial comments about ZAYN.

Currently, when attempting to visit her Twitter account, you’re met with this message: “The Account you are trying to view has been suspended.”

On Wednesday (May 11), Banks unleashed a barrage of insults toward ZAYN, accusing him of copying her “Chasing Time” visual for his new video, “Like I Would.”

At first, her attack was friendly, calling him a “cutie pie.” But, after ZAYN posted a few tweets suspected as subliminals towards Banks (though he denied they were), things escalated with the Harlem rapper sending out a series of derogatory tweets.

“Keeping sucking this young rapunxel d*ck u hairy curry scented b*tch. Imma start calling you punjab you dirty b*tch. You a d*ck rider for real. Ride this d*ck until the wheels fall off Punjab,” she wrote in a number of tweets. “You were the token brown boy. All those white boys in [One Direction] disrespected you and made you their PET. You were only apart of 1D to draw brown attention. You are and ALWAYS will be a TOKEN to the UK. I eat sand for breakfast and suck d*ck for dinner.”

In response, ZAYN wrote: “why you been saying nasty things about me ? I wasn’t talking about you lol ?”

She also went at 14-year-old Disney star, Skai Jackson, when she commented on Banks’ insults, telling her to “simmer down”.

Her actions weren’t without consequences. Twitter suspended her account, and UK radio station Rinse FM dropped her as the headliner of its Born & Bred Festival. In a statement, the festival said they are “a celebration of rave culture and has been created for EVERYONE. We celebrate inclusivity and equality.”

Azealia Banks tweeted a conditional apology to people who “took offense” to her statements, but refused to take any responsibility for what she said. “Remember that offense is never given, it is only taken,” she tweeted. “I apologize to everyone who TOOK offense.”

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