Ding, dong, @AZEALIABANKS is dead
At last, it has happened.
Twitter has decided to shush Azealia Banks — at least via their platform.
The rapper — who is better known for her homophobic and racist rants on social media and in the real world (see: that time she attacked a flight attendant for no reason) — has been forced to issue what we’re sure is a super heartfelt apology after the social media service suspended her account for ruthlessly attacking former One Direction member Zayn Malik for hours.
Banks also was dropped as the headliner of London’s Rinse | Born & Bred Festival as a result of the racist outburst.
The whole thing started when Banks pointed out that some features of Malik’s new music video for Like I Would shared similarities with her past videos and outfits. Because some colors are the same, you see. And hearts are heart-shaped.
“Now that the immediacy of the infamous incident has worn off,” Banks wrote on Instagram, “I’ve had sometime to decompress & take a more rational assessment of things. I want to extend my sincerest apologies to the world.”
Added the artist who previously unloaded on Sarah Palin over a satirical article that the rapper believed was real, “Employing racial/sexist slurs/stereotypes in attempt 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.”
P.S. Banks also attacked 14-year-old actress Skai Jackson with a vile slew of tweets after the Disney star wrote, “Azealia Banks needs to simmer down a little” in the wake of the Malik rant.
Malik has not responded to the tweets except to say, “No lies … I see you reaching but I don’t care,” and, “My @’s too good for you.”
That last one sent Banks over the edge.