After breaking the internet last week with racist and homophobic tweets, rapper Azealia Banks has had a change of heart and apologized to those she offended.
The outspoken rapper, who is infamously known for her social media wars, posted an apology letter on her Instagram page after she made ill comments about One Direction singer Zayn Malik and 14-year-old Disney star, Skai Jackson. Check out the back story post here.
Following the incident, Banks Twitter and Instagram accounts were suspended and she was also dropped as the headliner for the Born & Bred Festival.
Banks claims her Instagram account wasn’t removed until she targeted the powers, writing, “whiteness is a mental illness.” She then posted her apology after, saying:
Now that the immediacy of the infamous incident has worn off, I’ve had some time to decompress & take a more rational assessment of things. 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 absolutely 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.’
But catch this tea! A day after the Harlem native apologized, she threw shade towards Skai Jackson. The 14-year-old posted a photo of herself with Justine Skye and Kylie Jenner. Banks saw the photo and commented, “Lol Kylie doesn’t even want to be in this photo with you Damn. Look at how thirsty you look next to Kylie and she’s not even showing her whole face let alone smiling. LOL… This is really sad. The thirst for white approval is all over your face in this photo. Damn little girl.”
Of course, after much backlash, Banks posted another message on Instagram explaining the root of her behavior.
“I’ve never branded myself as a black advocate. I’m a black person who happens to have something to say. A black person with grievances. A black person who can be intellectual and ratchet. Sure I raise tons of good points and the people who pay the most attention to me are completely aware of when I’m just making ignorant jokes.”
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Written By: Tiffany Hercules