Thursday, May 12, 2016

On the offensive

There was a time when Azealia Banks was seen as a fresh, provocative voice (around the release of '212', perhaps), but - numerous spats and tirades later - it seems she's set her sights on becoming the Katie Hopkins of rap. Her latest outburst saw her accuse former One Direction man Zayn Malik of plagiarism and following up with a whole host of colourful racist insults. She's since apologised only for causing upset, not for the words themselves, claiming that "as an individual I have the creative freedom to say whatever the fuck I want". As a result, she's been dropped from Rinse FM's Born & Bred Festival, due to take place in London next month, with the organisers stating "We celebrate inclusivity and equality" - a laudably swift indictment.

As if she wasn't toxic enough already, she's also recently expressed her support for Donald Trump (with reasoning that doesn't exactly stand up to scrutiny)...

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