Azealia Banks (finally) apologises for racist twitter rant

Azealia Banks (finally) apologises for racist twitter rant

After last weeks racial and homophobic comments US artist Azealia Banks finally issues an apology

Azealia Banks caused quite the controversy with her racial and homophobic slurs against Zayn Malik on Twitter last week. After being dropped from a headline set at next months Born and Bred Festival she has now issued a sincere apology (we think).

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:

Dear World, 

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.