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Azealia Banks Removed From Music Festival, Reacts on Twitter & Offers Explanation

Azealia Banks Removed From Music Festival, Reacts on Twitter & Offers Explanation

Azealia Banks has been dropped as a headliner from the Born & Bred Festival after going on a racist and homophobic rant against Zayn Malik.

“We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks’ headline appearance at Rinse | Born & Bred Festival. We celebrate inclusivity and equality,” the festival wrote on Twitter.

After hearing the news, Azealia wrote, “Most of the people coming to this on my day were only coming for me.”

Azealia later took to Twitter to explain that she’s not sorry for anything she said, but she apologized for those who took offense.

Click inside to read what Azealia Banks had to say…

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  • Melissa

    IT’S ABOUT TIME SHE START FACING CONSEQUENCES because if a white artist was making comments she’s made, black hollywood would be in complete outrage. She’s racist and jealous of all WHITE artists.

  • CanYouSeeMe

    This troll needs to be run out of town.

  • Little Paper Stars

    How is her Twitter still active. A non-celeb would have been removed by now, she should not be given a platform to spout this stuff

  • Silly People

    What she said is not creative freedom, it’s just racism.

  • Juan Cocco

    she’s a messy bitch who lives for drama lol

  • Juan Cocco

    she’s a messy bitch who lives for drama lol

  • Elle lawliet

    fucking cunt. Imagine if zayn said this to her. All these black people would skin him alive. And now the same black SJWs are defending her disgusting comments. Kill me now

  • CuteFacekicker

    I’ve not seen a single decent person defend her. It seems like you are no different than her if you are making this about “black people would skin him alive”. She is just a crappy human and she even states that she is not representative of any race, or city, etc. Her FANS will always support her, not “black people”. Sheesh.

  • Elle lawliet

    haha then explain why black twitter is defending her saying it was zayn’s fault for leaking her number and that what he did to her with his fans was inhumane?? You must be living under a rock,so many fucking people are defending her and 99% of them are black.

  • Elle lawliet

    And all of her supporters refuse to acknowledge that she was being racist towards him bc apparently ‘black people can’t be racist’

  • pammiej85

    She hates blacks too. You might want to check out the other people she’s been hating on with including T.I, K Michelle, Rihanna (who she just slut-shamed), Nicki Minaj, Wale (who dragged her not long ago), she called Beyonce a thief and a long-standing feud with Erykah Badu. AB hates herself period. She’s said she doesn’t like light-skinned black females, black men and etc.

  • Dee

    ya shes sorry, a sorry excuse of a singer/ woman/ human. A waste of air.

  • VanityInsecurity

    waiting for a defamation lawsuit.. maybe then this hack would stfu & stop spewing hate.

  • VanityInsecurity

    waiting for a defamation lawsuit.. maybe then this hack would stfu & stop spewing hate.

  • Melissa

    just proves she’s so jealous of these people, she’s sick. A wanna be amanda bynes is what she is!

  • Melissa

    but also, if there was a white person saying all these things she has said, black america would be outraged. Let’s be real here.

  • Gina

    Zayn isn’t white, though. She attacked Zayn based on his ethnicity.

  • Melissa

    He is white, his mom is white therefore he is white. “Tricia Brannan Malik, is English and part Irish, and converted to Islam upon marriage.” Hints why I called him white basically. Lol don’t get why people are so quick to say, “he isn’t white” when he has white in him. It’s like a mixed person saying they aren’t white but they’re black even though they’re half white.

  • Arrow 12

    Maybe she will keep her big mouth shut and keep her idiotic thoughts to herself.

  • Dee

    so president obama is white?

  • Dee

    you are acting like white people dont get away with saying crazy shit when they do. They are even celebrated and become the republican candidate…..

  • Dee

    supporters usually back who they like.. no matter how nuts they are…hence, Trump.

  • pammiej85

    Black America IS outraged at the things she says which is why she’s constantly being dragged by black blogs and black folks on twitter which is why so many of us gave Skai Jackson a pat on the back for shutting her down. Most feel it was a long time coming. I’m baffled as to why her account is still active especially when she goes around calling dark skinned blacks ‘tar babies’ she’s a self-hating psycho so saying she’s jealous of white artists when she literally has a problem with everyone is not accurate.

  • Gina

    He’s half white, he isn’t white and you know it. If his brown skin didn’t tip you off, then perhaps the fact that he constantly refers to himself as a “brown boy” will. His Dad is Pakistani, so let’s not ignore the contribution his father made to his DNA. It’s fine to acknowledge that his mom is white, but BOTH parents should be acknowledged. I don’t know why you took it upon yourself to deem his mom’s DNA as the determining factor on what race he is. He is a mixed person of color. Stop trying to erase his identity.

  • jack gill

    she’s not racist just prejudice. Brown people aren’t being oppressed
    in any shape or form , give me a break.

  • Aleah

    Good god, no, he is not white. He is mixed.

  • Aleah

    If Zayn had been calling someone an n-word the whole world would be getting out their pitchforks.

  • Aleah

    I’m with you. The lie that black people can’t be racist is so common in social discourse these days I wonder if everyone has lost their minds.

  • Wendy

    And there goes Azealia’s career….circling that drain.

  • Wendy

    lmao the idiot is strong in this one.

  • Moli926

    Wait what?!?!?!?! Never in my life have I heard that a person who is half white and half something else refered to as white. He is a quarter Irish, quarter English(or whatever the European mix is) and half Pakistani.

  • Moli926

    But he isn’t white.

  • Aleah

    Oh lord, quit with this fake social justice BS. To call someone a sand ni**er is RACISM, period, end of discussion.

    And by the way, innocent “brown people” as you call them are being blown up by Western governments as we speak. But I guess to you “oppression” is only when people make fun of afros or something similar, right?

  • Jo

    If she was white she would have been “murdered” by now for all the problematic shit she has said…

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    I know right?

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    He is mixed race but he practices Islam. AB attacked him and called him racist names based on the fact that he is brown and a Muslim.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Exactly, and he does practice the Muslim religion.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Zayn was called racist names based on the fact that he is Muslim and a Pakistani. What are you talking about? Brown skinned people face tons of racism. You are stupid.

  • Dee

    lots of famous white people say stupid shit and dont get “murdered”. And I have yet to see anyone decent defend her, but i did she her get kicked from a big show. stop acting like there were not consequences for her. I wish her label would drop her…..

  • Dee

    ummm…trump not wanting syrians/ muslims to come in the US, Germans segregating them and marking their doors red…

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  • Shivani Yadav

    Nice to see some action taken!

  • Claire

    You said ” brown ” and not the N word ?
    Saw your post on people where you told me to go die of cancer like Jolie’s mother. Bravooooo.
    You must love Zayn to defend him like this.

  • Ariana-Kaelita

    Get lost idiot.

  • princefan4life

    Apart from being a first class a-hole and a bitter, prejudiced idiot, Azealia Banks seems to have some serious mental problems. She is more famous for her social media rants and wars than for any of her “music”. Doesn’t she have any friends or family that could let her know she is acting like a fool?

  • princefan4life

    Apart from being a first class a-hole and a bitter, prejudiced idiot, Azealia Banks seems to have some serious mental problems. She is more famous for her social media rants and wars than for any of her “music”. Doesn’t she have any friends or family that could let her know she is acting like a fool?

  • Margaret

    Yes, but THAT has nothing to do with the color of his skin. Plenty of 100% white people practice the Muslim faith. Ethnicity and religion are 2 separate things.

  • Margaret

    Religion and ethnicity have nothing to do with each other.

  • Melissa

    let me tell you something, white people are more criticized and branded as racists right away if they say one negative thing while black people have mocked whites for many years, made fun of them but now cry over race? Get out.

  • Melissa

    don’t label someone as brown or black when they’re white too. Common sense. Duh

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