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Azealia Banks Apologizes For Racist Rant

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5/14/2016 by Ashley Iasimone, reposted from Billboard (here)

Azealia Banks has issued an apology following her recent racist comments about Zayn Malik that led to Banks getting suspended from Twitter and dropped as the headliner of London’s Rinse | Born & Bred Festival.

The rapper had gone on an hours-long rant against Malik that was sparked by his new “Like I Would” video, which she said was similar to her own previous music videos and outfits.

“Now that the immediacy of the infamous incident has worn off, I’ve had sometime to decompress & take a more rational assessment of things. I want to extend my sincerest apologies to the world,” Banks wrote on Instagram.

“Employing racial/sexist slurs/stereotypes in attempt to make fun of or degrade another person or group is absolutely unacceptable and is not fair or fun for anyone,” she continued. “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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