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Azealia Banks banned from Twitter after calling Zayn Malik ‘P*ki faggot d**k rider’

Nick Duffy May 12, 2016

It’s not been the best week for rapper Azealia Banks – who has been banned from Twitter over a racist homophobic rant.

The singer is known for her high-profile Twitter tirades – though she claims she cannot be homophobic because she identifies as bisexual.

Banks, who has not released a successful single in four years, wrote about former One Direction singer Zayn Malik this week, referring to him as a “faggot”, a “sand nigga”, a “d**k rider”, a “punjab” and a “paki”

She added: “your mother is a dirty refugee who won’t be granted asylum.”

Though she has made homophobic comments in the past with little blowback, there has been a strong backlash this week over the racist comments – with Banks humiliatingly axed by a UK music festival she was set to headline.

However, her Twitter reign appears to have come to an end – as her Twitter account is now listed as suspended.

Banks’ profile now states: “Account suspended. This account has been suspended. Learn more about why Twitter suspends accounts, or return to your timeline.”

It states: “Abusive Tweets or behaviour. We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse.

“When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”

A Twitter spokesperson declined to clarify the ban.

They said: “We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons.”

The rapper previously defended her homophobic tirades.

Banks insisted: “You can be a straight faggot… Faggots are men who want to bring women down, fuck with their heads, control them.”

On another occasion when she was challenged on her views, she claimed: “even if i am a homophobe… so wat? [sic] i still make more $ than u”.

However, Banks now insists that it is impossible for her to be homophobic, because she is bisexual.

She wrote: “Why do gay men think everything I post about being gay is about them?! GIRLS ARE GAY TOO. I LIKE VAGINAS.”

More: US

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