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Azealia Banks fired from festival for calling Zayn Malik ‘fag*ot’

Azealia Banks

Azealia Banks

After penning a series of racist, antigay Tweets against One Direction’s Zayn Malik, Azealia Banks has been fired from a music festival in the UK.

She referred to him as 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.”

Banks was scheduled to headline the Rinse I Born & Bred festival in June, but organizers decided to immediately drop her from the roster after learning of her latest attack.

In their official statement, they wrote:

We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks’ headline appearance at Rinse I Born & Bred Festival.”

“Rinse I Born & Bred is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for EVERYONE. We celebrate inclusivity and equality.”

Banks, addressing the situation, wrote: “To all of my Darling UK fans who bought tickets to see me at the Rinse FM show. My sincerest apologies!!!!!

But you know Mama Puma always goes in for the Kill. And NEVER backs down.”

“Everyone loves to gang up on Azealia and be funny and shady and get mad when I say something truly fucked up.

“Everyone wants to add their ‘shade’ and their two cents and get mad when I give them 99¢.”

“You should have kept your coins in your pockets!!”

This is hardly the first time Azealia Banks has proven to be homophobic.

In September 2015, she claimed the LGBTQ community is the KKK, wrote that she wants to pepper spray “a gay man in the face,” and was caught on camera calling a flight attendant “faggot.”

h/t: Pink News

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