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Azealia Banks Issues Apology After Making Racist Statements

Azealia Banks Issues Apology After Making Racist Statements

Azealia Banks has taken to her Instagram to issue an apology for the offensive remarks made towards Zayn Malik.

“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,” the 24-year-old rapper wrote on her account.

Azealia was banned from Twitter for her racist and homophobic remarks. Azealia also was in a Twitter feud with Disney star Skai Jackson last week.

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  • Anna

    Apology not accepted. Sorry is just a word when there’s no sincerity behind them. Looking at the spelling and comparing it to her twitter spelling, you can tell it was probably her publicist that wrote this for her. LOL! Get out of here.

  • http://hisblossombunny.tumblr.com/ NerdyBirdy

    blah blah blah excuses excuses. bitch, fuck you!! take your fake ass apology and shove it up your wack ass

  • Juan Cocco

    i accept :)

  • Joe

    PR team pens apology. Tells Titanic Banks to take her L like a champ because she has yet to release her sophomore album. Iceberg!

  • Roger Sterling

    Absolutely right about the sudden improvement in grammar and diction. So obvious that her publicist had to step in to try to stop the bleeding. I think AB is winning her battle with Kanye for the title of “Shortest Fuse on Earth”.

  • VanityInsecurity

    go to hell you & your apology, it doesn’t mean anything.. you will always be looked down on as a pathetic racist who hates everything that isn’t pro black. go away

  • Dee

    1) she didn’t write that, 2) proof of 1 is that she sure as hell doesn’t know the word “immediacy”.

  • dominic_rock

    Shes a fugly dude…..

  • 😼HH😼

    Wow, she is really going all out to get back on to Twitter. That is the ONLY reason she did that. Not that she is really sorry, but she wants her social media back because in her tiny little peanut, she thinks she is actually important and relevant.

  • Melissa

    HAHAHAHA! her managment/publicist talked her into this one. Apology not accepted. STAY AWAY.

  • AeeJay

    She can afford a publicist? Why apologize when your remarks are how you truly feel? She’s been looking down on people since day 1. Destroying their character, religions, cultures. this is not about just one or two people. She’s been on a tirade forever & should never be accepted back into any public event.

  • PirateGurl

    I agree and she should fire her publicist as that is the most lame apology I have ever read, her apology should have been to Zayn not the world and as far as the world goes, we now know she’s a racist nut case.

  • TIGGER

    That was her “apology statement”. She then went on to insult the 14 year old girl that she had it out with after the Zayn Malik tirade. Right after her “apology”. Her past rants have included the LGBT community, the Jewish community and so on……. For someone who says she has been racially profiled, she is one of the most racist, bigoted and foul mouth people out there today. Not known for her music, only known for her hateful and nasty mouth.

  • TIGGER

    That was her “apology statement”. She then went on to insult the 14 year old girl that she had it out with after the Zayn Malik tirade. Right after her “apology”. Her past rants have included the LGBT community, the Jewish community and so on……. For someone who says she has been racially profiled, she is one of the most racist, bigoted and foul mouth people out there today. Not known for her music, only known for her hateful and nasty mouth.

  • FormerLamark

    SHE (?) makes RACIST comments?????? SHE? Really????

  • Amber

    FYI Being ‘pro black’ doesn’t make one a racist. Making racist comments does (which Azealia Banks has done) but being pro black does not equate to being a racist.

  • VanityInsecurity

    If you are PRO Black & have this morons mentality then you are a racist. Nothing wrong with having pride in your culture, but living your life like you are better than any other race is prejudiced.

  • VanityInsecurity

    If you are PRO Black & have this morons mentality then you are a racist. Nothing wrong with having pride in your culture, but living your life like you are better than any other race is prejudiced.

  • Joher

    Her poor attempt to stay relevant

  • HUBEMX

    Sincerely: My publicist.

  • Amber

    I agree.

  • j k

    you’re a moron and a pathetic troll lmao

  • Juan Cocco

    wow the fact that you edited it to add “pathetic troll” is hilarious. ANYWAY sorry I’m trying to be more godlike and forgiving. sorry she slays so I don’t mind forgiving.

  • MetalQuintessence

    I think Azalea finally got what she was barking for and maybe more.

    She has been overly aggressive and hateful before in her twitter episodes. Even racist too sometimes. Whether bcs she did it too much this time around or bcs she used direct open homophobic and racial/ethnic slurs won her the bans and cancellations.

    Maybe it’s time for the PC crap to turn down and let ppl steam and rant out even using racist, sexist or homophobic rants from time to time. With out being the subject to social crucifixion, but it should go both ways.

    I do not defend the hateful tweets she wrote, or herself and given I don’t like her as a person in general. But I think the whole cancellation madness and crap like that is getting a step too far with ppl trying to be so PC.

    Even without all that she would’ve and should’ve still get the same crap.
    While I vow for utter freedom of speech and expression, I agree there should be a fine line sometimes and if you go beyond from time to time – ok, maybe not polite or PC, but nothing wrong with that. However if you go beyond it so often like Azealia often has done then even w/o PC police you’ll get your negatives 1 way or the other. The thing is I think that hose borders should be left for every person to decide on, not a government or some SJW group.

    So maybe with more examples like this ppl will cut down on the ultra PC. Not saying to stop being tolerant and polite, but there’s a difference between that and PolitCorrectness.

    With the case of Eagles of Death Metal being cancelled in France only for speaking against PC. Here is where it can be discriminative and censoring, eventho it’s fundamental goals are fighting against suppression, discrimination and silencing of ppl.

    As I’ve mentioned already, Azealia has shown a good example you can be politcorrect and still be hateful and discriminating in her many tweets where she attacked other ppl.

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