Azealia Banks Apologizes To World For Racist, Sexist Tweets

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Azealia Banks apology

By Michael Lewittes

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Azealia Banks is apologizing to the “world” for her racist and homophobic tweets, which resulted in her Twitter account being suspended last week. As Gossip Cop reported, Banks’s account was removed from Twitter on Thursday after she attacked Zayn Malik, calling him a “n*gga” and “f*ggot” and his mother a “dirty refugee.” She was also dropped as a performer at an upcoming London music festival. Now, Banks claims she’s sorry for her “unacceptable” behavior.

Banks’s verbal assault directed at Malik was just the latest in a string of offensive remarks she’s made on Twitter. Other celebrity targets of the singer have included Beyonce, Nicki Minaj. Lady Gaga, Iggy Azalea, and even Sarah Palin, to name a very few. Her suspension, however, was greeted with delight. News of Banks being shut out of Twitter led to the trending topic “#AzealiaGotSuspendedParty.”

Banks, however, wants to apologize. In a post on Instagram, where she has not been banned, the singer wrote, “Dear World,” before adding, “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.” She continued, “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.”

“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.” As of Sunday, Twitter has remained unmoved by Banks’s apology, and her account remains suspended.

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