Azealia Banks Attacks Zayn Malik in Racist Twitter Rant, Gets Dropped from UK Festival Lineup

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In case you didn’t know, racist slurs don’t bode well for anyone professionally, even (or especially) musicians, ever (obviously).

Azealia Banks went on yet another gross Twitter attack, this time on Zayn Malik. She seems to think he copped her style in his new music video for “Like I Would,” and so followed a long 24 hours…

Early yesterday, the Broke With Expensive Taste rapper (who’s really infamous for her digs against Iggy Azalea) criticized Zayn’s new music video and his artistic style in general via Instagram, sharing examples of their work and writing, “Damn Zayn be mood boarding the f–k out of me.”

Banks ended on a positive note, kind of, by adding, “I’m not mad about this though. Zayn is a cutie pie.”

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

A photo posted by Azealia Banks (@azealiabanks) on

Malik responded later in the day, writing on Twitter without naming any names, “No lies … I see you reaching but I don’t care 😆✌🏽️.”

Banks then assumed the remark was about her, and went in on Malik in one of the most racist, homophobic and hateful rants yet.

Hours later in the early AM, Malik then replied back on Twitter, “@AZEALIABANKS why you been saying nasty things about me ? I wasn’t talking about you lol ?”

She replied: “#TRUMP2016,” and “U.S.A IS ABOUT TO TEACH YOU WHO NOT TO FUCK WITH!!” and muchmore

But things only got messier if you can believe it. According to SPIN:

A Malik fan reportedly hacked into the rapper’s iCloud account and leaked her cell phone number to the world; Banks retaliated by posting Malik’s email address and FaceTime information to her account.

And at some point last night, 14-year-old Disney star (and true Queen) Skai Jackson got involved, writing on Twitter, “Azealia Banks needs to simmer down a little😶😂”

Enter Banks, who told Jackson (who need we remind you, is a child), “and you need to grow some hips and start ur menses. stay in a child’s place.

That’s when the two of them began sparring for hours:

Ugh. The Twitter conversation continued, with fans getting in the mix and tweeting directly at the U.K. festival Banks was scheduled to headline soon, Born & Bred, and demanding that they remove her from the lineup.

This morning, the festival promoter Rinse RM responded to the social media influx, and canceled her show:

Banks has continued to tweet all morning long, but ultimately she doesn’t seem to be too upset: