Azealia Banks, Rihanna Feud Over Immigrants, Muslims
Before the social media spat began between the two singers, Rihanna weighed in on Twitter with her opinion on Trump and his recent policies on immigration. She wrote, “Disgusted! The news is devastating! America is being ruined right before our eyes! What an immoral pig you have to be to implement such BS!!” Banks immediately slammed the Barbados-born Rihanna in an aggressive response, writing, “No. This is all stupid and wrong. Is she even American??? Can she even vote???”
Following her outburst, Banks wrote in a series of Instagram posts, “What don’t Americans understand about their place in this world? Why does it come as such a shock for me to be admitting what you should already know? ” The rapper continued, specifically targeting Rihanna and celebrity culture, “As far as Rihanna (who isn’t a citizen, and can’t vote) and all of the rest of the celebrities who are using their influence to stir the public, you lot really REALLY need to shut up and sit down.” “Stop chastising the president. It’s stupid and pathetic to watch,” said Banks. “The ban on muslims is a precautionary measure,” she added.
Rihanna quickly fired back, posting a picture on Instagram of herself pouting, alongside the caption, “The face you make when you a immigrant. #stayawayfromthechickens #iheartnuggets #saveourhens.” Banks then shot back, writing nastily, “What rihanna meant was …. ‘I GREW UP PLAYING SOCCER IN A DIRT YARD WITH A COCONUT AND OPEN MY LEGS FOR ANY AND EVERY MOTHERF*CKER WHO I THINK I CAN GET TO WRITE ME SONGS OR BUY ME DRUGS.'”
Rihanna continued in a follow-up post, posting a photo of someone with a bag over their head with the caption, “The face you make when you screaming in an empty room.” Banks swiftly responded, writing, “You’re clearly listening and responding to each and every post. These pop stars love me,” adding, “Rihanna plz stop being stupid and read some books. I beg you” Rihanna has yet to respond specifically to Banks’ last attack. Gossip Cop will update as the social media feud between her and Banks continues over Trump, immigration, and Muslims.