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Azealia Banks Accuses Zayn Malik of Plagiarism, He Responds

Azealia Banks Accuses Zayn Malik of Plagiarism, He Responds

Azealia Banks has accused Zayn Malik of plagiarizing her “Yung Rapunxel video for his just released “Like I Would” video.

“So flattered by Zayn‘s #YUNGRAPUNXEL style !!!!! 😻’❤️,” the 24-year-old rapper tweeted late Monday night (May 9).

“Reminds me of when Gigi hadid called herself slay-Z after I’d already come up with it. Gigi and Zayn r really big Azealia Banks fans. 😇,” Azealia continued.

On Instagram, she posted a side by side of stills from their videos, plus photos of their matching tattoos. “Damn Zayn be mood boarding the f–k of out me 😳.. I’m not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie,” she captioned the pic.

Zayn later responded by saying, “No lies … I see you reaching but I don’t care… My @’s too good for you.”

Azealia then went off on a racist and homophobic rant against Zayn. Beware of graphic content before reading all of the tweets.

After Azealia went off on Zayn, Disney Channel star Skai Jackson said that the rapper needed to simmer down. The two ladies then got into a feud on Twitter.

Click inside to read the exchange between Azealia Banks and Zayn Malik…

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  • Anastatia Bagans

    Is this girl serious? Should we go down the list of artists she has copied in her sh*tty videos? She completely took parts of Madonnas bedtime stories for starters.

  • 777

    You guys actually left out the worst tweets, where she goes after his ethnicity and call his mom a refugee.
    For someone who complains about racism, she sure as hell racist.

  • Khazija

    Her vile and racist remarks against Zayn are intolerable.

  • NerdyBirdy

    I’ve never wished for a death of a celebrity more than i do this stupid bitch

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    People see in others their own flaws.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    He is so much “don’t care” and then gave her number?

    You can’t abuse somebody because they have serious mental issues. Zayn looks as mental as she, if he did it.

  • Khazija

    Why are you believing her lies about the situation? She is the one who made offensive and outlandish remarks. Only a hater would be messed up enough to spin this against Zayn at this point.

  • Koos

    he’s a muslim too?

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Why can’t I believe in it?
    I don’t believe anybody who twits “I don’t care”. You care — you twit.

    Did you call me or Azalea a hater?

  • Little Paper Stars

    I’m no Zayn fan but I assume Twitter will shut her account down and she’ll be investigated. I hope this is treated like it would be if any non-celeb ( not that she’s much of one) had a rant of this nature on Twitter.

  • Joolz

    I agree with you. All she ever does is complain about other people over the internet. She seriously needs a life.

  • LL

    she’s always been mental and a racist, except when it was convenient to use her nonsense to support trashing Iggy, who has issues, but isn’t this nut.

  • Joolz

    I really hope her account is closed. All she ever does is complain about people on the internet. Can’t stand this dumb racist annoying lady.

  • Jess

    Watching her Periscope it’s clear she’s lost her mind.

  • VanityInsecurity

    this is what this hack does.. creates drama from nowhere & nothing ..this is how this low life gets her name mentioned anywhere.. when she acts like a racist fool. its her schtick.

  • Kyle Millert

    Wow. I’ve never heard of a more toxic person in my life. The only time this girl’s name comes up is when she’s being disgustingly racist or homophobic or complaining about how disgustingly racist and anti-feminist people who’ve never even met or heard of her are to her. Because only she can be a victim. She’s clearly having some kind of longwinded pyschological breakdown because no one wants to buy her music or whatever it is she does, but I wish she’d just completely break already and go away forever.

  • Mierzwiak

    Can this trash just disappear from this planet?

  • Silly People

    I don’t know any of this guy’s music, I’m not a fan of his but this girl is a serious piece of s*it. She’s clearly desperate for attention and it’s a shame she’s getting news coverage. I read a festival in the UK has already dropped her from their lineup as a result of this so hopefully she keeps losing jobs over it.

  • pammiej85

    This chick lost her mind a long time ago and has been dropped from several record labels
    Sista needs a straight jacket STAT. I don’t need my minor in psychology to tell me she’s not mentally sound. How is she still on Twitter, the only place she’s relevant.

  • Visitor

    There is something entirely unhinged about this woman, whose entire claim to fame is feuding with more famous people.

  • Lili

    She the craziest bitch alright. She is so ratchet. I wonder if people are just born this way or if something happened to them to make them so fucking toxic and hateful.
    She needs to be commited.

  • Glyn Ruck

    She is a vile, cheap, foul mouthed piece of trash. Those would seem her more endearing points. She is also a bigot, a racist & a xenophobe. One hopes this has a negative affect on her career & that there are some principled people in he management, record label & support structure that will abandon her. She deserves zero support from anybody. Her fans should depart her & Twitter should ban her. Social media should not give her a voice!

  • john miers

    He didn’t give her number… why would he have her number? lol

    If you go on twitter search and type “Azaelia Banks number”, you can see that it was leaked from her iCloud… she was hacked

  • pammiej85

    Agree so much. Except she’s not a xenophobe because according to a Twitter rant from years ago she hates Americans.

  • Khazija

    You are trashing Zayn for baseless reasons while backing up Azealia’s nasty behavior towards him. That speaks volumes

  • GatoNegro

    I doubt Zayn even has her number. Why would he?

  • Glyn Ruck

    That does not preclude her from being a Xenophobe within the US.

  • Betty Wells

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  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Oh, teenager detected.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    So his fans hacked her icloud? What a cool thing to do.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa


  • Michelle Eve

    So he stole her creativity and gave no credit for it in his video?

  • Cass


  • PM

    This bitch just made a fan out of me

  • Khazija

    I am not a teenager. You already know that. Grow up and learn about the world and how bigotry should not be tolerated. Your hate for Zayn is getting rather shameless.

  • Khazija

    Stop blaming Zayn and stop demonizing his fanbase. Azealia has a lot of haters due to her racist, homophobic, and bullying tirades.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    I blame fans and I have a right to do it.

    She is mad.
    I don’t know her in person so I can’t say is it drugs, is it alcohol, is it trauma.
    Ill person can’t have “haters” for her illness. I cant believe I need to explain these kind of things.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Why you so obsessed with word haters? Get rid of it.

    “haters” (the new easy word thrown by dumb social media starlettes when they don’t have arguments to justify their BS)

  • Khazija

    All of my responses have justification. You spread hatred and fallacies against him, so that label does apply to you.

  • Khazija

    No, you don’t have a right to it. You are irresponsibly negatively generalizing millions of people over what one person did. The fact that you are defending and making excuses for somebody for making racist and homophobic remarks is horrible. Your hatred for Zayn is extreme and pathological if you think that is acceptable. Being angry is not an excuse to be a bigot.

  • pollaris

    No, he did not. Her initial allegation was incorrect. She claims he stole the idea of the colored contact from her when it was actually taken from Robbie Reyes, a comic book character that is literally based on Zayn himself. She went as far as to insinuate that the heart tattoo that Zayn has had on his hip for 4 years was copied from a tattoo she just recently got. Her plagiarism allegation is a joke. Zayn’s video is inspired by Usher’s “Yeah” music video, and the same director was behind both projects so it’s not stealing.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Oh, please, go away in your brainwashed zayn-centered world.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Yes, that what I do.

  • Khazija

    No, I am not going away. Stop trashing him with bs on the Zayn article’s sections. I won’t stop defending him against lies.

  • Khazija

    He didn’t steal anything. A lot of artists have used lasers or those type of themes in their music videos. He gave credit to being inspired by Usher. The colored contact came from the Robbie Reyes comic book character which was inspired by Zayn himself. Her allegations hold no water and she was trying to instigate bs. You could point to the similarities between her and other artists as well.

  • pollaris

    Mental illness doesn’t magically ingrain bigoted ideologies into your brain. Having psychological disorders of any kind do NOT affect your moral and ethical beliefs. Azealia’s comments are vile and utterly inexcusable, and it is horrifying to see you attempt to defend her. Zayn was the bigger person here and I applaud him for his maturity and patience.

  • Cass

    Banks is an absolute disgrace! She went on a huge rant targeting his ethnicity and even his mother! She’s the epitome of a demon really.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    Crawl back under the rock.

  • Mapгapитa Бaбoвниковa

    You are fanatic.