Azealia Banks' Twitter Account Suspended Following Racist and Homophobic Tweet Spree Against Zayn

BY Gregory AdamsPublished May 12, 2016

After being kicked off London's Born & Bred Festival earlier this week for directing a series of racist and homophobic tweets towards pop singer Zayn, Azealia Banks has now been met with some disciplinary action online. Her Twitter account has now been suspended.

As of press time, as XXL points out, Banks' often controversy-stirring Twitter profile is down, with the company confirming that the account has been suspended. Going by the rules and regulations laid out by Twitter, this looks to have been done because of Banks' "abusive tweets."

"We may suspend an account if it has been reported to us as violating our Rules surrounding abuse," it says in the company guidelines. "When an account engages in abusive behavior, like sending threats to others or impersonating other accounts, we may suspend it temporarily or, in some cases, permanently. "

As previously reported, Banks had taken aim at Zayn for reportedly biting her "Chasing Time" video with his "Like I Would." When the pop performer seemingly brushed off Banks' challenge, she let loose a number of racial and homophobic slurs over a series of tweets, which were grounded on the belief that British Pakistani Zayn was formerly the "token" member of the otherwise white One Direction.

Following an uproar from 1D fans, the rest of the online community and the Born & Bred Festival, Banks had apologized for upsetting people, though not for her comments.

"Big apologies to anyone who was offended by any of the things I said," she had said in a now deleted tweet. "Not sorry I said it. But sorry for the way I made people feel."

Being removed from Twitter, whether temporarily or permanently, is just the latest controversy Banks has been involved in. In recent times, she's bitten a security guard, beefed with Baauer, and threw her political support behind Donald Trump.

UPDATE (5/12, 4:15 p.m.): Since Banks can't vent on Twitter anymore, she's taken to her Instagram to blow off her steam. You can see some of her recent posts below, where she promises to reveal an essay called "Whiteness Is a Mental Illness."

Haaaaan !

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Crakkkas got Me again !!!!

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