Azealia Banks targets Zayn Malik and body shames 14 year old girl | Soundspace

Azealia Banks targets Zayn Malik and body shames 14 year old girl

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What started out as an accusation of influence quickly became a repulsive racist slur. Banks had accused Malik of copying her videos. She tweeted “Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck out of me”. This was followed by “ok little wyt [sic] kids I def like Zayn and def think he’s a cutie pie. Please stop calling me n****r”.

Malik responded with two indirect tweets saying “no lies.. I see you reaching but I don’t care” and “my @’s too good for you”.

Banks then proceeded to go on a racist bombardment, labelling Malik a “curry scented bitch” and sharing a photo of the former One Direction man with the caption “This is the face he made when Capital FM held auditions at the refugee camp for refugees best talent!”

Calls are now being made for Banks Twitter account to be suspended after followers were left disgusted at what they had seen.

Banks didn’t stop there though. Staying true to her questioable persona she targeted a 14 year old Disney star, Skai Jackson, calling her a “little black bitch” after Jackson had encouraged Banks to “simmer down”.

Banks caused further outrage as she advised Skai to have plastic surgery. “You need to get your ass and tits done before you become a proper Instagram thot girly”,In a world were eating disorders ruin so many lives it’s alarming that a female artist who many may idolise is body shaming a girl for the world to see.

These events have led to Banks being dropped from the line up of Rinse FM’s Born & Bred Festival, which takes place in London over June 4th and 5th.

Rinse have released a statement which reads, “We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks headline appearance at Rinse Born & Bred. Rinse Born & Bred os a celebration of rave culture and has been created for everyone. We celebrate inclusivity and equality.”

Banks has since offered an apology (kind of) for her comments, though stressed the apology is not for “the targets of [her] tirades”. She refused to take back what she said, but has apologised for the way people felt in response to them.

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