Why Did Azealia Banks' Twitter Allegedly Get Suspended? Her Zayn Malik Comments May Be Involved
On Thursday, a specific trending topic may have caught your eye, aka #AzealiaGotSuspendedParty. It appears that rapper Azealia Banks' Twitter was allegedly suspended. Her Twitter handle, @AzealiaBanks, is no longer to be found and a Twitter page reading "account suspended" opens. So, why did Azealia Banks' Twitter reportedly get suspended? Well, it just may be have something to do with former One Direction member Zayn Malik and 14-year-old Disney star Skai Jackson.
Apparently, it all started Wednesday with an Instagram shared by Banks, where she called out Malik. Alongside photos of herself and the singer, she wrote a caption in which she accuses Malik of copying her work for his new music video, "Damn Zayn be mood boarding the f*ck of out me.. I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie." Soon after, Malik tweeted, "No lies ... I see you reaching but I don't care." He also tweeted, "My @'s too good for you." Whether or not those were in reply to Banks is unclear, but she reportedly took them that way and responded with tweets that included racially-charged remarks and gay slurs, per CNN.
Then, Jackson got involved and tweeted, "Azealia Banks needs to simmer down a little." Of course, Banks then replied (via CNN) with a tweet reading, "and you need to grow some hips and start ur menses. stay in a child's place." Jackson then responded, "When a no hip having 14 year old has more class than you. Worry about your career. Get one."
In addition to her Twitter being seemingly suspended, London's Rinse FM's Born & Bred Festival also canceled Banks' headline appearance, they announced in a tweet on Wednesday reading, "We have decided to cancel Azealia Banks' headline appearance at Rinse Born & Bred. Rinse Born & Bred is a celebration of rave culture and has been created for EVERYONE. We celebrate inclusivity and equality."
Per CNN, Banks did tweet a somewhat of an apology, "Big apologies to anyone who was offended by any of the things I said. Not sorry I said it. But sorry for the way I made people feel." According to NME magazine, before her account became inaccessible, Banks also released a statement via Twitter, which you can read in its entirety at NME.
Twitter has yet to comment on the so-called suspension of her account, but their help center says accounts will be suspended for any "abusive tweets or behavior."