Azealia Banks finally apologises

Azealia Banks finally apologises

Azealia Banks has finally apologised for her vicious Twitter rants last week.

The rapper used racial slurs in a social media tirade against former One Direction star Zayn Malik, before turning her attention to Rihanna, Lady Gaga and Nicki Minaj.

However, she's now apologised in full in a post published on her Instagram last night (May 14), four days after the initial rant.



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"Now that the immediacy of the infamous incident has worn off, I've had sometime to decompress & take a more rational assessment of things," she wrote.

"I want to extend my sincerest apologies to the world. Employing racial/sexual slurs/stereotypes in attempts to make fun of or degrade another person or group is completely 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."

Her rant against Zayn and others saw her get suspended from Twitter and dropped from a British festival, before she sort of apologised on Wednesday (May 11).

Banks, who is African American, used a series of epithets targeting Muslims in a rant on Twitter late Tuesday against Zayn, whom she accused of copying her style post-One Direction.

Banks at one point gloated that the US military would kill the family of Zayn, a Briton who is partially of Pakistani descent and is one of the most high-profile Muslims in Western pop culture.