Azealia Banks axed from Rinse Festival following racist rant

Azealia Banks commits social media suicide with prolonged racist attack against former 1D member Zayn Malik - gets axed from Rinse FM | Born & Bred Festival line up.

Mike Warburton

Date published: 11th May 2016

Photo: Azealia Banks

The controversial, foul-mouthed New York lyricist Azealia Banks has once again unleashed her dark side on Twitter, this time zeroing in on former One Direction member Zayn Malik after accusing the singer of stealing elements of her video to 'Chasing Time' for his latest release 'Like I Would'. See her original Instagram post below.


Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck of out me 😳.. I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie

A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on

After Zayn replied with 'I see you reaching but I don't care' on Twitter, Banks dived into a prolonged, racist assault, using the words 'sand nigga', 'curry scented bitch', 'faggot' and 'paki' throughout her increasingly vile tirade.

She also took swipes at Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Nicki Minaj and UK hip hop, calling it a disgrace to rap culture in general.

After recently backing Donald Trump for president, and ahead of facing legal action from Sarah Palin after another series of violent, angry tweets, it's probably time Banks retired from social media once and for all.

UPDATE: Azealia Banks has since been axed from the line up to Rinse | Born & Bred Festival following her meltdown, with the festival posting the following on Instagram.

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