Twitter calls for Azealia Banks ban after racist rant

Azealia Banks' comments about Zayn Malick are a step too far.

Azealia Banks
Step too far Azealia Banks is no stranger to controversy. Image Picture Cassandra Hannagan/Getty

Social media is calling for Azealia Banks to be kicked off the service after she launched into an appalling racist rant against Zayn Malik.

The American rapper accused the former One Direction singer of stealing her ideas in a series of messages that, as of today (Wednesday, May 11), are still incoming.

“Damn Zayn be mood boarding the f**k out of me,” she wrote on Instagram. “I’m not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie.” Banks accompanied her message with images highlighting similarities between the two artists.

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

Malik shot back saying “why you been saying nasty things about me?” before Banks began an unpleasant stream of conscious rant.

“U.S.A IS ABOUT TO TEACH YOU WHO NOT TO F–K WITH!! (sic)” she said. “When your entire extended family has been obliterated by good ol the U.S of A will you still be trying to act like a white boy pretending to be black?

“Do you understand that you are a sand n—– who emulates white boys’ renditions of black male hood? Do you know how lost and culture less you are?”

Metro reports that Banks has since been thrown out of the Born and Bred festival in East London, which she due to headline on Sunday, June 6.

Undeterred, Banks has continued to display prime idiocy by ranting against everything from the UK rap scene to British dentistry.

Many have since called for Banks to be banned from social media. Over to you, Twitter?

This isn’t new territory for Banks. She’s previously rowed with everyone from Rita Ora to Nicki Minaj and Eminem. As if that wasn’t bad enough, she’s even endorsed Donald Trump for president

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Loaded digital media manager Simon Reynolds has written about film and entertainment for various leading websites since 2008. Follow Simon at @simonreyn

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