May 11, 2016


Azealia Banks Booted From Festival Lineup After Racial Slurs

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Azealia Banks has been dropped from a festival in the U.K. after slamming not only Zayn Malik with racial slurs, but British black women.

Rinse FM's Born & Bred Festival, which is scheduled for June 4 and 5, has kicked the rapper out, according to their latest post on Instagram on Wednesday morning (May 11). "Rinse | Born & Bred Festival is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for everyone. We celebrate inclusivity and equality."

It all started when Banks noticed some similarities in Zayn's recently released "Like I Would" video. She went on Instagram to compare it to her "Chasing Time" video, saying, "Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck of out me 😳.. I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie."

Zayn eventually responded, saying, "@AZEALIABANKS why you been saying nasty things about me? I wasn't talking about you lol." This set Banks off.

"U.S.A IS ABOUT TO TEACH YOU WHO NOT TO F--K WITH!!" she tweeted. '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?"

Zayn hit back, but that fueled her even more.

"Dude, I make better music than you. Simmer down with that fake white boy rebellion and that wannabe beiber swag," she tweeted. "Lol u a bitch n--ga for even responding like that. Keep sucking this yung rapunxel d--k u hairy curry scented bitch. Imma start calling you punjab you dirty bitch. You a d--k rider for real for real. Ride this d--k until the wheels fall off Punjab."

Malike fans tried to come to his defense, but instead, he stopped responding. Banks, however, kept going, taking aim at U.K. women next.

"LOL, black girls in the UK make themselves look bad w/o my help," she wrote. "Those teeth? and terrible weaves?!?!? HAHHAHA."

Lily Allen then stepped in, taking issue with a tweet Banks sent about the right to bear arms.

"Why do the Police shut down @GIggs or @nines1ace raves but @AZEALIABANKS is cool to just come here threatening to bring arms ?don't get it," she wrote.

Well, maybe it's not cool, because if Rinse has pushed her out of their event, who knows if other U.K. organizations will follow. Banks is only scheduled for performances in Brazil and Portugal this summer.