Azealia Banks apologises for Twitter outburst
The ‘212’ rapper wrote a statement on Instagram last night taking it all back
After a series of public racial and sexual slurs against Zayn Malik and Disney star Skai Jackson on social media last week, (which lead to the removal of her Twitter account), Azealia Banks has finally apologised for her actions.
Banks has stated that after taking some time to “decompress and and take a more rational assessment of things”, she realises her actions were “absolutely unacceptable and not fair or fun for anyone” and that she extends her “sincerest apologies to the world”.
The New York rapper addresses the ‘infamous incident’ in an Instagram post she uploaded last night apologising for tweets against Zayn Malik and for disparaging the UK grime scene which resulted in her being dropped from Rinse FM’s Born and Bred Festival in London.
The rapper claimed that the former One Direction member’s new video stole ideas from her ‘Yung Rapunxel’ video, which spiralled into her writing a string of racist, homophobic and offensive tweets.
Following a half-hearted apology on Twitter, where she wrote “Not sorry I said it. But sorry for the way I made people feel”, Banks has now made an official statement admitting that she allowed “anger to get the best of her”.
She states: “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. I’ve managed to insult millions of people without reason. And for that I give my deepest apologies”.
Consequently, Azealia Banks may have been dropped from her booking agent and the Home Office is apparently investigating the situation to potentially ban her from entering the UK.
You can read the rapper's official statement here.