Azealia Banks has, it seems, been shut down by Twitter after an outrageous homophobic and racist rant was sent on her verified Twitter account to former One Direction star Zayn Malik.CREDIT: © chbm89 Depositphotos
Azealia banks has been booted off the social media platform, Twitter, after an extended vile homophobic and racist rant at Zayn Malik was sent from her official account.
She has also been removed as the headline act at London’s Born And Bred Festival after organisers saying they could not tolerate Banks’ language.
The rant included calling the former One Direction singer a faggot as well as using racial slurs. The UK’s Home Office is reportedly investigating to see whether Ms Banks will be allowed into the country for any future engagements.
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The Home Office has, in the past, banned entry for people for their homophobic views.
In a statement issued to NME, the Home Office has said:
“Coming to the UK is a privilege, and we expect those who come here to respect our shared values. The Home Secretary has the power to exclude an individual if she considers that his or her presence in the UK is not conducive to the public good or if their exclusion is justified on public policy grounds.”
The entertainer’s account on Twitter appears to be suspended.
The rapper’s verified account has used the social platform to call gay men homophobic slurs and has had a number of public fallouts with Perez Hilton. However she has stated that she couldn’t be homophobic because she has gay employees.