Twitter bans US rapper after racist tweets at Zayn Malik
US rapper Azealia Banks has been suspended from Twitter after she tweeted a series of racial attacks at Zayn Malik
US rapper Azealia Banks has been suspended from Twitter after she tweeted a series of racial attacks at former One Direction star Zayn Malik.
The incident began when Banks accused the British singer of copying her style in his recent ‘Like I Would’ music video.
The 24-year-old shared a photo which highlighted some similarities with her own video for her ‘Yung Rapunxel’ single.
Malik then responded shortly after by tweeting “I see you reaching but I don’t care.”
Banks proceeded to unleash a barrage of tweets about Malik’s Pakistani heritage and skin color.
The remarks led organizers of London’s Rinse FM Born & Bred music festival to cancel her headline appearance.
Banks previously caused controversy on social media with a series of attacks against former US Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and British singers Rita Ora and Lily Allen.