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Azealia Banks finally apologises for calling Zayn Malik a ‘curry scented b*tch’ and ‘P*ki faggot’

Joseph McCormick May 15, 2016
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Azealia Banks has finally issued a proper apology after calling former One Direction star Zayn Malik a “curry scented b*tch” and a “f*ggot”.

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

Zayn Malik

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.

She was later suspended from Twitter over the incident.

But Banks has now taken to Instagram to issue an apology for the tirade.

She writes: “Dear World, Now that the immediacy of the infamous incident has worn off, I’ve had some time to decompress & take a more rational assessment of things. I want to extend my sincerest apologies to the world. Employing racial/sexual slurs/stereotypes in attempts 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.”

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At time of publication, Banks remains banned from Twitter.

The rapper previously said she would not apologise for 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.”

Related topics: Azealia Banks, tirade, Twitter, US, Zayn Malik

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