Azealia Banks insults Zayn Malik and UK rap – UK fights back
Azealia Banks

A certain US hip-hop star continues to stir up Twitter with her outlandish comments  – and these fresh ones are currently leaving a lot of UK hip-hop heads very annoyed.

Azealia Banks is no stranger to a Twitter top-trending list. The rapper has previously courted trouble over feud with Australian rapper and partial namesake Iggy Azalea as well as in her bizarre logic in backing presidential candidate Donald Trump.

But this time, her 140-character fire has been aimed on the cultural output of these shores, as well as Bradford’s own Zayn Malik.

The controversy started last night, when Banks felt the need to call out Malik on Instagram, over the similarities between his latest video for new single ‘Like I Would‘.

Damn Zayn be mood boarding the fuck of out me 😳.. I'm not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie

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At which, the enigmatic Zayn decided to put out a cryptic diss to Azealia’s accusations – and she went off:

What followed after that were a number of racial slurs directed at Zayn, which we really don’t think are worthy of publicising with an embed here – including the US rapper referring to him as ‘punjab’ and ‘curry scented’.

UPDATE: Rinse FM have now cancelled Banks’ scheduled appearance at Born & Bred Festival following these attacks on Malik:

Banks wasn’t done there with outlandish and misinformed comments, taking the time this morning to drop a clanger about the UK’s rap scene:

Although, we’re not sure how hip-hop’s Trump has connected pop artist Zayn to the world of hip-hop. She managed to stir up plenty of anger from the UK shores:

It’s safe to say the UK doesn’t agree with Banks’ summary of our rap scene right now. Especially when Grime artists such as Skepta and Stormzy are making waves across the Atlantic with the backing of names like Drake, Nas and Kanye West.

Mock our sports? Okay. Insult our cuisine? You’re pushing it. But never come after our musical output and expect anything short of a jolly good tutting.


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