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Azealia Banks apologizes for calling Zayn Malik a ‘P*ki f*ggot’

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks

Last week, we reported that obnoxious rap artist Azealia Banks went on another one of her rants, taking to Twitter to call One Direction’s Zayn Malik a “faggot,” a “sand nigga,” a “dick rider,” a “punjab,” and a “paki.”

After accusing Malik of leaking her phone number, she wrote: “u were the only paki in the group and you knew you were there for a reason.”

“your mother is a dirty refugee who won’t be granted asylum.”

The series of Tweets wound up getting her fired from a headlining gig at the Rinse I Born & Bred festival in June and she was finally banned from Twitter.

Seeing as she seems addicted to Twitter and needs the platform to remind herself — and the world — that she exists, the ban is quite likely what led to the rapper to release the following apology (via Instagram, naturally.)

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The statement reads:

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 Twitter won’t take the bait and will continue to enforce the ban, as this is hardly her first offense.

She’s made a habit of hurling homophobic slurs whenever she’s angry, and she’s angry a lot. In September 2015, she claimed the LGBTQ community is the KKK, writing that she wants to pepper spray “a gay man in the face.”

However, she says there’s no way she can be homophobic, since she identifies as bisexual herself.

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