American rapper, singer, and songwriter Azealia Banks recently launched an online Twitter attack against former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin.
Banks, 24, posted a series of graphic and sexual tweets, suggesting that Palin should perform several sexual acts with black men. While the tweets were immediately deleted, the Media Research Center managed to screen-capture them.
Rapper Azealia Banks Says That Sarah Palin Should be Gang-Raped by Black Men https://t.co/6eVnJNmIgY
— Independent Journal (@INJO) April 5, 2016
“Sarah Palin needs to have her hair shaved off to a buzz cut, get headf—-d by a big, veiny, ashy, black d— then be locked in a cupboard,” Banks said in the tweet.
Another tweet says: “Hideous. At least s— a n—- d— or summ’ before you start talking s–t about ‘black people willingly accepting slavery.’ Least she can do.”
And she made another tweet.
“Honestly… Let’s find the biggest burliest blackest negroes and let them run a train on her. Film it and put it on Worldstar.”
— MicroChip (@WDFx2EU) April 5, 2016
WorldStarHipHop is a website that publishes short clips showing graphic violence.
The rapper and singer vented her frustration on social media after she read and believed a satirical article from Newslo.com, which jokingly narrated that Palin made an offensive comment against African Americans.
In the satirical news piece, Palin made a comment to an Alaska newspaper, saying that black people “accepted [slavery] willingly,” and that “negroes loved being slaves and they were doing just fine under our rules.”
This the site where that “Sarah Palin says negroes liked slavery” comment originated. Google is right there people pic.twitter.com/BFhja8erQ4
— Creed Bratton (@NIGNORAMUS) April 3, 2016
However, after seemingly realizing that the basis of her anger was a fabricated story, Banks deleted the tweets and just posted the short message, “I can’t.”
But Azealia Banks was far from done.
When several reporters from The Blaze began tweeting about the story, Banks also sent them an offensive tweet, saying that they “need some black d—” as well. She also attacked the outlet’s use of the word “gang raped” in its headline, and said that she would never wish a woman to be raped.
Raised in the Harlem neighborhood of New York City, Azealia Banks is known to be an outspoken advocate of reparations. In an interview with Playboy last year, she expressed her desire for white people to pay for the damages they brought upon black people.
She has been involved in a series of controversies, one of which was her arrest in December for allegedly biting a bouncer’s breast in a nightclub.
— Dazed (@Dazed) December 18, 2015
Banks also hurled gay slurs at the media and paparazzi during a hearing in a Manhattan courtroom for a previous offense.
Interestingly, Azealia Banks has openly said that she is endorsing Republican frontrunner Donald Trump for president of the United States. A few days ago, she had a social media discourse with a Daily Beast writer, Marlow Stern, about her stance in the coming elections.
Banks said that she is happy to support Trump because he is proof that the doors to non-politicians are slowly opening.
YES! i AM. Because it’s AMAZING to see that the doors to politics are finally opening to NON-POLITICIANS. ME NEXT. https://t.co/RWcBLsvRJD
— AZEALIABANKS (@AZEALIABANKS) April 2, 2016
The rapper also described Trump, 69, as a megalomaniac, and said everything is about him, not the banks, church, or people.
When Stern told Banks that what she said was a textbook description of a dictator, she replied that it would be an “excellent” thing because he would not need to fight deeply rooted political causes.
Banks also stressed the fact that black Americans have been voting for Democrats for president in the last 60 years but have nothing to show for it. “Let’s try something new,” she added.
The singer wrapped up the political discussion by saying that it was fun, although she’ll be back to “regular scheduled programming” next time.
Azealia Banks recently launched her latest album, Slay-Z, on March 24.
— Pitchfork (@pitchfork) March 31, 2016
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