The statement came after a tweet that very loosely resembled an apology (before being suspended from Twitter following said offensive rant, that is): “… Not sorry I said it. But sorry for the way I made people feel.” – Perhaps not quite what people wanted to hear as she then took to Instagram to issue a more heartfelt apology:
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.”
Hopefully this will also reach the Home Office that are reportedly investigating Banks who could face being banned from entering the UK because of her comments.
This Azealia Banks article was written by Nairomi Alice Eriksson, a GIGsoup contributor. Edited by Zoe Anderson.