Azealia Banks in Twitter Feud with Disney Star Skai Jackson

Female rapper makes racist remarks about an upcoming artist and feuds with a Disney star

Notorious female rapper Azealia Banks has started yet another feud in the headlines, this time with former One Direction bandmate.

Zayn Malik, an R&B and Pop singer released his fourth video last night “Like I Would”. The video, directed by Director X, who also directed “Hotline Bling”, “Work”, and “Fancy”, had a futuristic theme with Malik as the center of attention.

The day after the video premiered Banks posted an Instagram implying that Malik was copying her work.

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 than posted on his Twitter the following:

 

Banks, who has a lengthy history with posting offensive and controversial comments posted this string of tweets:

She did make it clear how Malik, who is of Pakistani and English descent, has constantly been called a terrorist in the media and was whitewashed the entire time he was in the band One Direction. Malik departed the group in late March.

For those wondering Punjabi is the native language of the Punjab region of Pakistan and India.

After seeing the obviously racist and offensive tweets 14-year-old Disney actress Skai Jackson tweeted “Azealia Banks needs to simmer down a little,” which set off another wave of rants by the 24-year-old rapper Banks.

 

Banks, a vocal Donald Trump supporter and self proclaimed “black feminist” is no stranger to controversy. She has been in twitter feuds with Lil’ Kim, T.I., Lady Gaga, Pharell, Iggy Azalea, Nicki Minaj, A$AP Rocky, and even her own management team.

Unfortunately, her actions not only reflect poorly on everyone who identifies as a “feminist” but makes “black feminism” look the worst. While feminism should be a single umbrella term that helps to create equality for all, some public icons such as Taylor Swift, Lena Dunham, and Tina Fey have diluted the term. They have undoubtedly made strides for women in their respective fields, commonly only mentioned feminism when it benefits them, their image, or their white community.

Public icons like Alice Walker, Beyoncé, Willow Smith, and Amandla Stenberg have spotlighted black feminism. These figures have used their platforms to speak on the equality of women of all works of life. Like most things in society, there is an extremely obvious divide between white and minorities, and feminism is no different. Banks unfortunately takes the term and uses it to play the victim and speak as she pleases no matter how offensive.

Banks has been very vocal about how hard it is to be a black female artist in the recording industry, but with backing remarks like these it is hard to support her.

Perhaps if Banks stopped playing a victim and coming after people 10 years her minor and got in the studio and actually made enjoyable music she wouldn’t need to feud with someone every month to stay relevant.

 

 



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