May 12, 2016


Azealia Banks' Twitter Account Has Been Suspended

Taylor Hill/Getty Images
Taylor Hill/Getty Images

Count your blessings, because Azealia Banks' Twitter account has finally been suspended. The move comes after the rapper created her umpteenth firestorm when she threw racist slurs towards Zayn Malik and got into it with 14-year-old actress Shai Jackson. 

If for some reason you were trying to look at Banks' timeline, you were met with this message:

Fuse has reached out to Twitter about the suspension, where a rep stated: "We do not comment on individual accounts, for privacy and security reasons." But Twitter's help center page explains,

“We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse. When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently.”

The suspension move comes off the heels of Banks being dropped from Rinse FM's Born & Bred Festival in the U.K., since she also dissed British black women on Twitter. The festival organizers said on Instagram, "Rinse | Born & Bred Festival is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for EVERYONE. We celebrate inclusivity and equality."

According to NME, the controversial artist could also be banned from the U.K. entirely. The Home Office said this in a statement: 

"Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values. The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds." 

As for the drama with Zayn Malik? Banks felt the singer was copying her aesthetics in his "Like I Would" video, which was released earlier this week.